Decoding robotic surgery skills

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC are looking to technology to help deconstruct expert surgeons' robotic surgery skills so they can create an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of surgeons. Using a data recorder plugged into a robotic surgery system, the team analyzed expert and novice surgeons' movements during… Continue reading Decoding robotic surgery skills

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New genetic marker could help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer

Scientists from University of Turku have discovered a link between certain genetic mutations, the aggressiveness of prostate cancer, risk of developing the disease and poorer survival rates of patients. The gene, called ANO7, could play a vital role in improving diagnosis of prostate cancer patients. There is currently no clear way to diagnose aggressive prostate… Continue reading New genetic marker could help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer