French surgeons have fitted 650 people with replacement hips that had not been certified as meeting European standards, it emerged Thursday in a case with echoes of a scandal over faulty breast implants. The company making the artificial limbs says they are of high quality.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 20, 2015) Mind-bending technology allows amputees to control their bionic prosthetic limbs with their thoughts. Amy Pollock reports.
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AP (Feb. 3, 2014) When a retired Texas truck driver and animal lover heard about a calf unable to walk because of frostbitten legs, she wanted to help. The calf is now walking with a pair of prosthetic limbs and is ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 27, 2014) They lose limbs in frontline missions against the Taliban but say they would be willing to give much more. The Pakistani army rehabilitates hundreds of soldiers every year amputated by IEDs. ... watch video
Washington Post (Feb. 19, 2015) Pakistan's Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine sees over 1,200 patients each day, some of whom are amputees. The hospital only began offering modern prosthetic limbs to these patients a ... watch video
AP (Mar. 31, 2015) Although she never had much interest in prosthetic limbs before, Faith Lennox couldn't wait to slip on her new robohand. The 7-year-old, who lost part of her left arm when she was a baby, grabbed it ... watch video
May 27, 2015 Given the threat of a massive earthquake striking Japan, researchers have organized a cooperative project team to develop a new robot. They set about determining the factors ... read more
May 27, 2015 A new model to help doctors and patients decide whether or not to proceed with total hip replacement surgery has been designed. The researchers have also surveyed patient wellbeing after surgery: ... read more
May 27, 2015 Surveys of the genomic terrain of cancer have turned up a curious phenomenon in some tumor cells: a massive rearrangement of DNA in one or a few chromosomes, thought to be produced during a single ... read more
May 27, 2015 Ovarian cancer cells can lock into survival mode and avoid being destroyed by chemotherapy, an international study reports. The research used whole genome sequencing to analyse tumor DNA samples from ... read more
May 27, 2015 The genes and pathways that, when altered, can cause osteosarcoma have been identified by researchers using new models. The information could be used to better target treatments for the often-deadly ... read more
Aug. 26, 2014 A Fortune 500 company is redesigning a popular product using materials that are friendlier to the environment. How will consumers respond to the newly redesigned, 'greener' product? ... read more
Mar. 11, 2014 No greater injury risk for athletes playing on artificial playing surfaces was found, according to a new study. The use of artificial playing surfaces at sport venues has increased significantly in ... read more
Jan. 8, 2013 Approximately one in every 1,000 people in the UK is an amputee. Many lose their limbs as the result of tragic accidents or due to active military combat and for some amputees losing a limb can feel ... read more