3D printed implant replaces 75% of a man’s skull

The 3-D printing technology is ideal for implants custom-shaped to each patient’s anatomy.

For the first time ever a patient has received an implant made specifically for him using 3D printing technology.  the patient, an unidentified man, had 75% of his skull replaced with a 3-D printed implant made by Oxford Performance Materials, a Connecticut company.



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Google Body Browser – New 3D Medical Browser That Will Make Us All Doctors


Not content with letting you spy on your neighbours with Street View or hover over far-away countries Google has now developed a new browser that maps out the entire human body.


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Swedish Group Renames Hymen ‘Vaginal Corona’

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A rose by any other name?
A Swedish sexual rights group unilaterally proclaimed a new English term for what it considers one of the most misunderstood parts of the female anatomy. “The mythical status of the hymen has caused far too much harm for far too long,” the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) said in a statement. “The new term in English is vaginal corona.”

The linguistic declaration comes on the heels of what RFSU considers a successful campaign carried out in Sweden aimed at dispelling a number of myths surrounding the hymen and virginity.

“There are lots of questions about the hymen throughout the entire population of young people in Sweden,” RFSU secretary general Åsa Regnér said. “Both among girls and boys, and among people born in Sweden as well as those born in other countries.”

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Controversial Body World’s Exhibit Strikes Again

Controversial Body World’s Exhibit Strikes Again

The German anatomist Gunther von Hagens has stirred controversy and curiosity with his Body Worlds exhibition. 

By now, people around the world have become used to the periodic provocations eminating from the plastinated human corpses displayed by Gunther von Hagens. But he may have outdone himself in a new Berlin exhibition. (Pics)

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