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Peking University Third Hospital announces printed bones

In China, Peking University Third Hospital recently announced its orthopedics department had produced a new type of orthopedic implants using a 3-D printer. The implants have produced good results during clinical trials. “We started the...

165 Chinese hospitals licensed for organ transplants

A total of 165 hospitals across China have been allowed to conduct human organ transplants. These hospitals span the country’s 31 provincial-level regions, with 20 from Beijing taking up the biggest share, according to the National Health...

Carbon ion radiotherapy “safe and effective” for spinal tumors

A specific radiation therapy called carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT) can control cancer growth and prolong survival in patients with inoperable spinal tumors, according to a study published online Monday in the U.S. journal CANCER. Researchers...