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A lab the size of a postage stamp

Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides' ingenious answer, at TEDxBoston, is a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost.
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Bariatric Surgery – Nat Ezrays

Nat Ezray struggled with weight problems for decades. After bariatric surgery at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, combined with lifestyle changes, Ezray's health has improved substantially.
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Operating room of the future

The Suite consists of four operating rooms housing futuristic surgical, endoscopic and imaging technology including the Artis zeego angiography C-arm system developed by Siemens Healthcare and recently approved for use in the United States. The C-arm can rotate completely around an operating table scanning a patient from all angles, and offering surgeons detailed imaging to guide them in their procedure.
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Advances in cosmetic surgery

Stay in step with the spectacular advances in cosmetic surgery
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Video: Life-changing technologies

From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to improving the aging process, from designing smarter and safer automobiles to creating enhanced learning environments, Stanford researchers are building technologies that will alter the way we live, work, learn and heal.
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Video: Air pollution can lead to heart disease

Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have determined that the very air we breathe can be an invisible catalyst to cardiovascular disease.
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Video: Minimally invasive cardiac procedures

Michael Fischbein of the Stanford University Medical Center reviews advances in cardiac surgical procedures including new therapeutic approaches to treat valvular disease, heart failure/heart transplantation, and aortic disease.
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Video: Stem Cells and the End of Aging

This Howard Hughes Medical Institute video features Nadia Rosenthal, senior scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, as she discusses recent discoveries concerning the location and characteristics of adult stem cells.
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Video: How the Spinal Cord Controls Movement

Thomas M. Jessell, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, examines the neural circuits that control our movements.
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A ‘super plastic’ to treat heart failure

A NASA technology that was developed for an aerospace high-speed research programme is now used as an implantable device for heart surgery