RESEARCH WATCH

Need to lose weight? Install a stomach pump

Need to lose weight? Install a stomach pump

There’s good news and bad news in the fight against morbid obesity. The good news is that there is a new approach to surgical weight-loss which is far less invasive than conventional operations. The bad news is how it works. Gastric restriction and gastric bypass are existing surgical methods to…

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Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

A carbon-nanotube-coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high-pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before. The University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed the new therapeutic ultrasound approach say it could lead to an invisible knife for noninvasive surgery. Today’s ultrasound technology enables far more than…

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