There is a new way of killing certain cancer tumors that allows the patient to go home on the same day. Surgeons at the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California became the first doctors to use this procedure on a patient with the help of high intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU, and new robotic technology. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.
Three-dimensional printers are rapidly becoming everyday appliances, much like color printers a couple of decades ago. Increasingly, the technology is being used in medicine for printing bone replacements. And now, as we hear from VOA’s George Putic, researchers in South Carolina are working on printing living tissue replacements.