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The real hurdles in taking CRISPR from bench to bedside

September 14, 2017

In only a few years, a novel genome engineering technology, known as CRISPR, has gone from obscurity to revolutionary. The world is eager to see how this tool could cure a range of deadly genetic diseases. Eyes remain fixated on grandiose headlines, ...

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Heroines of Health: 3 women and their journeys to bring better healthcare to their communities

September 12, 2017

Monday through Friday, Mercy Owuor lives and works in the remote settlement of Lwala, Kenya, where she’s teaching women prenatal care and how to handle childhood illnesses. “My dream had always been to work more closely with women – to help them achi...

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Gut check: This smart capsule is making colon-cancer screening easier to swallow

August 29, 2017

Turning 50 isn’t the end of the world, sources say. But it is time for a colonoscopy. The “prep” for this middle-age ritual typically involves a liquid diet the day leading up to the appointment capped with a laxative or enema. When the colon is clea...

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Can MRI be for psychiatry what the angiogram is for cardiology?

August 28, 2017

Intricate images of our innards from MR machines have been amazing us for decades. Get set to be wonderstruck once more: specialised magnetic-resonance imaging is creating detail so fine that the function of fibres of the white matter of brains can b...

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How to stand out from the medical-imaging crowd

August 24, 2017

Casey Lewis had always wanted to be a sonographer. Two things stood in her way: physics and a rarely offered, highly valued ultrasound traineeship. Already a qualified radiographer with I-MED Radiology Network, she scoped the professional-development...

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Hands of rescue to save lives in PNG

July 27, 2017

Australian doctor Barry Kirby runs Hands of Rescue, a not-for-profit medical service in Alotau, in the Milne Bay province on the south-eastern tip of Papua New Guinea. In January this year, GE’s PNG Country Leader, Peter Loko, donated a Vscan Dual Pr...

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A New Zealand company provides the truth for serum used in biopharmaceuticals

July 19, 2017

When most people think about vaccines, they don’t think about cows. But fetal bovine serum (FBS), a blood byproduct of the meat industry, is a crucial building block for vaccines. So scientists making the vaccines need to know precisely which country...

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Revelling in the Revolution CT: specialists speak

July 6, 2017

The first new Revolution CT scanner for WA Health was installed at Royal Perth Hospital in December 2016, with three more of GE’s latest, top-of-the-line computed tomography scanners going into service for Western Australia’s public health system thi...

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Doctor, switch off the scanner and pass the popcorn

June 15, 2017

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Health Sciences is pioneering a fresh take in online professional-development courses. Directed and shot by film-industry professional Ken Moffatt (who worked on Muriel’s Wedding, Sea Patrol, The Marine) the new ...

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In the Wild goes under the hood of a CT machine

June 6, 2017

In the time it takes for your heart to beat once, GE Healthcare’s Revolution CT scanner can capture a detailed picture of your body. What sorcery is this? Alie Ward and Adam Savage, the hosts of GE’s web series “In The Wild”, go under the machines ho...

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