Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a technique to replicate biological structures using cryogenics and 3D printing. The research is a first from the university to create structures that are soft enough to replicate the mechanical properties of organs like the brain and lungs. The 3D printing technique could create replica organs and assist […]
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Three New Jersey doctors admitted to sending patients in for unnecessary diagnostic tests as part of a massive kickback scheme that dates back to 2006.
Dennis Aponte, Claudio Dicovsky and Franklin Dana Fortunato all pleaded guilty to the Federal Travel Act; Fortunato also pled guilty to tax return fraud.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL —The incidence of adults worldwide with diabetes has more than doubled over the last 30 years, according to a study published by the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and Imperial College London.
The number of adults with diabetes rose from 153 million in 2008 to 347 million in 2008.
About 70 percent of the rise can be attributed to populating growth and aging, but the rest is driven by obesity, a direct result of worsening diets, researchers said.