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New tool to evaluate doctor's bedside manner

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Photo: Physician with patient and relative [15/08/2014] The best way to improve a doctor's bedside manner may lie in a new tool that evaluates and helps medical residents improve their communication and other soft skills to become better doctors, according to a new study led by Women's College Hospital's Dr. Tim Dwyer.New tool to evaluate doctor's bedside manner - Read more

'Shape-shifting' material could help reconstruct faces

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Photo: Shape-shifting material [14/08/2014] Researchers report that they have developed a "self-fitting" material that expands with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for new bone growth.'Shape-shifting' material could help reconstruct faces - Read more

Imaging: New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion

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Photo: Wrist [07/01/2014] UC Davis radiologists, medical physicists and orthopaedic surgeons have found a way to create "movies" of the wrist in motion using a series of brief magnetic resonance imaging scans.Imaging: New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion - Read more

Spine: New Treatment Prevents Paralysis

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Photo: Spine [25/09/2013] In a world-first, decompression surgery has been shown to be an effective procedure to treat cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) – a common progressive, degenerative disease of the spine that can lead to paralysis – according to the results of a multi-centre clinical trial published today.Spine: New Treatment Prevents Paralysis - Read more

Biodegradable Materials: Bioglass to Mend Bones

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Photo: Implants made of biodegradable polymers [03/04/2013] Researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest in medicine and in helping to mend bones, in particular.Biodegradable Materials: Bioglass to Mend Bones - Read more


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