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Silk-based surgical implants could offer a better way to repair broken bones

Washington: Using pure silk protein derived from silkworm cocoons, a team of investigators from Tufts University School of Engineering and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (BIDMC) has developed surgical plates and screws that may not only offer improved bone remodelling following injury, but importantly, can also be absorbed by the body over time, eliminating the need for surgical removal of the devices.

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Physicians’ brain scans indicate that doctors can feel their patients’ pain – and their pain relief

Washington: A patient’s relationship with his or her doctor has long been considered an important component of healing. Now, in a novel investigation in which physicians underwent brain scans while they believed they were actually treating patients, researchers have provided the first scientific evidence indicating that doctors truly can feel their patients’ pain – and can also experience their relief following treatment.

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