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3D-printed hearts, iPad mini tablets and surgery inside tiny ears

As the 3D-printed infant ribcage made its way through the Chicago Ideas Week audience, Kathy Barsness talked about innovation.

“Children aren’t as big a market,” said Barsness, a pediatric surgeon at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago explaining how medical companies don’t offer many educational tools for what she does. “Everything we do is rare.”

Chicago Tribune Oct 20, 2014
Dallas hospital stumbles in early response to Ebola

Robert Murphy, the Northwestern professor, said most hospitals in the U.S. should be able to successfully isolate and treat an Ebola patient without staff becoming infected. Learning what went wrong at Texas Health Presbyterian could go a long way in perfecting those plans, he said.

"Everybody's really nervous about it," Murphy said. "Once we figure out why it happened, we could figure out ways to prevent it."

USA Today Oct 15, 2014
Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

"TNF is a chemical of inflammation that is overproduced in ulcerative colitis and a number of other inflammatory disorders," said Dr. Stephen Hanauer, director of the digestive health center at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago.

US News & World Report Oct 03, 2014
Ebola patient told hospital he had been to Liberia

"The symptoms, especially early on, are very non-specific," said Robert Murphy, professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University.

"It will happen again if triage staff doesn't get a good travel history and suspect that Ebola is possible," Murphy said. "It is very unfortunate that the patient was seen, exposed numerous people, then sent home to expose more, then finally admitted. This is how Ebola spreads."

USA Today Oct 02, 2014

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