The Pulse: Robots remove brain tumors

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 8:59am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we're removing brain tumors with robots, using MetaboShield to help obesity, regenerating heart tissue, and pairing glucometers with smartphones for ease of use. This episode features:

- Engineers are teaming up with neurosurgeons to develop technologies that enable less invasive, image-guided removal of hard-to-reach brain tumors.
- Students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Biodesign program have developed a new type of gastric sleeve, called MetaboShield, to aid in the obesity epidemic.
- When it comes to regenerating heart tissue after a heart attack, Temple University scientists have found that stem cells in cortical bone do a better job than the heart's own stem cells.
- LabStyle innovations has a new, compact glucose meter that pairs with a smartphone to display readings and maintain a historical record of the patient's blood sugar.


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