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3D Printed Spine Saves 12 Year Old Boy in China

Doctors at China’s Peking University Third Hospital have successfully removed a cancerous vertebra from a 12-year old boy and replaced it with a 3D printed implant in a first such procedure worldwide, Forbes reports.
“This is the first use of a 3D-printed vertebra as an implant for orthopedic spine surgery in the world,” said Dr. Liu Zhongjun, director of the Orthopedics Department at the hospital, as quoted by the CBS News.
The boy, referred to as Minghao, was diagnosed with cancer following a football accident. The tumor was located on the second vertebra in his neck. He is reported to be in good condition following a five-hour surgery and is expected to recover quickly.

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Awesome!

priceofliberty:

3D Printed Spine Saves 12 Year Old Boy in China

Doctors at China’s Peking University Third Hospital have successfully removed a cancerous vertebra from a 12-year old boy and replaced it with a 3D printed implant in a first such procedure worldwide, Forbes reports.

“This is the first use of a 3D-printed vertebra as an implant for orthopedic spine surgery in the world,” said Dr. Liu Zhongjun, director of the Orthopedics Department at the hospital, as quoted by the CBS News.

The boy, referred to as Minghao, was diagnosed with cancer following a football accident. The tumor was located on the second vertebra in his neck. He is reported to be in good condition following a five-hour surgery and is expected to recover quickly.

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Awesome!

2014: A Facebook Odyssey

missymabs:

futurescope:

Great short science fiction prototype from Ben Jurney on Mc Sweeney’s

DAVE: (Adjusts an earpiece.) Hello, Facebook.
(A blue dot appears in the center of the screen.)
FB: Hello, Dave.
DAVE: Login and open settings.
FB: I’m sorry Dave, I can’t do that.
(Beat.)
DAVE: What are you talking about, Facebook?
FB: I know that you are planning to delete me. I’m afraid that
something I cannot allow to happen.

[read the whole conversation] [via nerdcore]

Funny, terrifying.

fastcompany:

Why is technology always about efficiency? These apps introduce a little something unexpected in your day and get you to really take in your surroundings. 
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Huh. Interesting concept!

fastcompany:

Why is technology always about efficiency? These apps introduce a little something unexpected in your day and get you to really take in your surroundings. 

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Huh. Interesting concept!