Medical innovations and breakthrough surgeries which shaped 2015

Zee Media Bureau

Check out the major breakthrough surgeries and technologies of the year!

China makes world's first 3D blood vessel bio-printer

A Chinese biotechnological company announced that it has developed the world's first 3D blood vessel bio-printer, which makes it possible to produce personalised functional organs, the media reported on Monday.

Sichuan Revotek Co. Ltd., based in Chengdu, on Sunday said the significant breakthrough has been achieved through its self-developed stem cell bio-ink technology, 3D bio-printer and cloud computing platform

To read full story, click here: China makes world's first 3D blood vessel bio-printer

UK approves first 10 womb transplants

As a part of a clinical trial, UK’s first womb transplant is set to take place next year in which 10 women will get the chance to carry their own babies.

The first UK baby from a womb transplant could be born in late 2017 or early 2018 if this clinical trial is successful.

To read full story, click here: UK approves first 10 womb transplants following successful Sweden operations

Found: A drug to treat baldness!

In a significant discovery, researchers have identified new drugs that might work as creams to stimulate hair growth and treat baldness.

As per researchers,some specialized drugs that inhibit the Janus kinase (JAK) family of enzymes can actually help hair grow. The research certainly raises hopes of cure for baldness.

To read full story, click here: Cure for baldness? Scientists identify new drugs

World's largest ever aspirin anti-cancer trial launched in UK

The world's largest ever clinical trial into whether taking a daily dose of aspirin can stop five common cancers from recurring was launched in Britain on Thursday.

To read full story, click here: World's largest ever aspirin anti-cancer trial launches in UK

Chinese, Italian doctors plan world's first head transplant

Chinese and Italian transplant specialists are planning to conduct the world's first human head transplant surgery on a Russian computer scientist. It is being touted as a breakthrough as it would change the course of human history by curing incurable medical conditions.

Italian Sergio Canavero will partner with Chinese surgeon Ren Xiaoping at a hospital affiliated to Harbin Medical University to carry out the operation.

To read full story, click here: Chinese, Italian doctors plan world's first head transplant

First in India: Rare spinal surgery performed

For the first time in India, a team of doctors at a city hospital here have successfully performed minimal access spine surgery on a 82-year-old Ankylosing Spondylitis patient.The surgery was carried out by doctors at the Global Hospitals in Mumbai

To read full story, click here: Rare spinal surgery performed on 82-year-old Ankylosing Spondylitis patient

Texas conjoined twins separated in 'first-of-its-kind' 26-hour surgery

Conjoined twins Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata were successfully separated in a surgery that took a marathon more than 24 hours conducted at Texas children’s hospital in Houston.

Doctors successfully separated the 10-month old girls born conjoined on February 17, 2015 with the help of a surgical team of 12 surgeons, six anesthesiologists and eight nurses.

To read full story, click here: Texas conjoined twins separated in 'first-of-its-kind' 26-hour surgery

 

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