All articles by Abi Millar

  1. How is technology transforming facial reconstruction surgery?

    In 2017, 21-year-old Katie Stubblefield made headlines when she became the youngest person in the US to receive a face…
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    26 Mar
  2. Combining virtual reality and touch for surgical training

    For anyone pursuing a career in medicine, surgery is one of the most challenging paths to follow – and one…
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    25 Feb
  3. Regulating implants: how to ensure safety

    In 2016, entrepreneur Steven Northam had a radiofrequency identification (RFID) implant placed in his left hand. The chip, which enabled…
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    21 Jan
  4. Medical devices: redesigning for success

    If you have a medical device that’s performing well, the temptation can be to sit tight – as the old…
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    17 Dec
  5. HeartFlow Analysis: a better way to diagnose heart disease?

    For patients with symptoms of heart disease, getting an accurate diagnosis can be challenging. Not only is the process quite…
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    24 Oct
  6. Q&A: LifeBank on the challenge of getting blood from A to B in Nigeria

    Nigeria has a major blood shortage. With a massive shortfall in donations, and poor delivery logistics, many patients die before…
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    22 Oct
  7. Making electronic health records work

    When electronic health records (EHRs) were first rolled out a decade ago, it was hard to see the downsides. Rather…
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    10 Oct
  8. The age of the autonomous pharmacy

    The typical pharmacist’s workload is dominated by administrative tasks. As well as dispensing prescriptions, they need to make detailed records,…
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    8 Oct
  9. Destroying tumors with next generation ablation

    Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), in which heat is used to destroy targeted tissue, has been in common use for decades. First…
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    4 Oct
  10. Wolf in sheep’s clothing: clamping down on unauthorised medical devices

    In April, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning to the public, advising them not to use…
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    2 Sep
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