Skin Grown in Lab Saves Boy’s Life

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In an astonishing announcement in November, 2017, a 7-year-old boy’s life was saved by skin grafts over 80% of his body—using skin grown in a laboratory with experimental gene therapy. As reported in the science journal Nature, doctors had tried the stem cell therapy before, but never in a patient where this much skin needed [. . . more]

Smartphone Heart Monitor

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Smartphone apps and wearable devices that can be used for health benefits are continuing to rise, not just in quantity, but also in quality and value to the health professional. Now, California-based Abbott Laboratories recently announced the FDA has approved the first insertable cardiac monitor that can link up with a smartphone app for monitoring [. . . more]