Ribonucleic acids, which can alter the behavior of cancerous cells, can be effectively ferried to tumors using a human protein called albumin, according to research conducted by a team of engineers at Vanderbilt University. The team’s work could help boost treatment for patients with triple-negative breast cancer, the researchers reported in the journal Proceedings of the National […]
Researchers at Vanderbilt University announced last week that they developed a surgical robot with steerable needle equipped with wrists smaller than 2 mm thick for use during micro-laproscopic, or needlescopic, surgeries. The device is designed to provide greater dexterity to the microscopic tools, something they currently lack. The new wrists would allow surgeon-operators to perform […]
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The risk of death was reduced by a third in patients with diabetes who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery, compared with percutaneous coronary intervention with stents, according to new study results.
Researchers examined data from 4 clinical trials comparing CABG with PCI using bare-metal stents in diabetics with multi-vessel heart disease and another 4 trials that compared CABG with drug-eluting stent PCIs.