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The company that wants to fight covid-19 with vibrations

Josie Ford No-vax’s good vibrations “If you wish to understand the Universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration.” This quote, attributed to the visionary electrical engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla, possibly in his distinctly odd late phase, has long been beloved of those with a vibrantly different understanding of the universe. Feedback hesitates to use […]

Robotic surgery: Robot repairs bowels of live pigs mostly autonomously
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Robotic surgery: Robot repairs bowels of live pigs mostly autonomously

An autonomous surgical robot joined sections of intestine together inside the abdominal cavities of live pigs, with limited intervention from human surgeons Technology 26 January 2022 By Matthew Sparkes Researcher Hamed Saeidi watches the autonomous robot perform surgery Jiawei Ge A robot has successfully carried out keyhole surgery on the bowels of pigs mostly autonomously […]

Medical technology: Electric wound dressing could help injuries heal faster
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Medical technology: Electric wound dressing could help injuries heal faster

Electric fields have previously been shown to speed up wound healing, so researchers have created a dressing powered by static electricity Technology 26 January 2022 By Chris Stokel-Walker An ordinary wound dressing Shutterstock / Impact Photography An electric wound dressing can help heal injuries faster than existing methods, according to tests in rats. Previous research […]

Regenerative medicine: Frogs regrow amputated legs after treatment with a chemical cocktail
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Regenerative medicine: Frogs regrow amputated legs after treatment with a chemical cocktail

Adult frogs can’t usually regrow a lost leg, but they can after treatment with a regenerative cocktail – and the new leg even contains functioning nerves Health 26 January 2022 By Carissa Wong Regenerated frog tissue Nirosha Murugan/Algoma University), Hannah Vigran, Kelsie Miller/Tufts University in Levin lab Adult frogs can gain the ability to regrow […]