- Implants for growing bones : Dr. Rainer Kotz
, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Vienna, has found success by mimicking the body's processes.In the July 13 issue of Nature, Kotz
and a team of researchers describe their latest creation : A novel leg implant for children who have lost bone from the knee following the removal of a tumor.As surrounding bones grow larger, this implant extends to provide more natural mobility. (Business Week, New York, 14/08/00, Page No : 60).
- Report : Elderly living longer : The number of Americans age 65 or older increased tenfold in the last century and the elderly are living longer, in more comfort and in better health than ever before, researchers report.But up to one in four elderly Americans, by some measures, is not sharing equally in this better life, according to a report being released Thursday that summarizes data from nine federal agencies. (Washington Post (US), Internet, 10/08/00).
- Minister backs phone radiation finding : Suggestions that hands free mobile phone earpieces increase exposure to radiation have been comprehensively rejected in a government report published in UK.