The Evolution of Uterine Transplants

The Evolution of Uterine Transplants

The recent announcement of the first uterine transplant (UT) to take place in the United States is the latest success in an exciting saga of medical progress. Uterine transplantation is a surgical procedure whereby a healthy uterus is transplanted into a woman whose own uterus is infertile or who was born without a uterus. FBR has compiled a […]

Antibiotics Commonly Used in Pediatrics Shown to Cause Significant Hearing Loss in Mice

Antibiotics Commonly Used in Pediatrics Shown to Cause Significant Hearing Loss in Mice

A new study in mice is proving that hearing loss can be caused by certain antibiotics. A class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides are used commonly in pediatrics to treat serious infections such as meningitis and bacteremia. The researchers gave one group of mice a low dose of aminoglycosides and they developed some hearing loss but the […]

Prosthetics: More Kid Friendly

 Advances to prosthetic limbs have come a long way in recent years, thanks in part to people like Carlos Arturo Torres. Torres has designed a prosthetic modular system that allows children to program and customize their own prosthetic limbs. How cool is that?! These prosthetics still operate normally, but are able to attach toys designed […]

Anesthesia: Can it affect your child’s IQ?

Anesthesia: Can it affect your child’s IQ?

By working with rats and mice in the laboratory, researchers found that general anesthetic was responsible for brain cell death. After seeing these results, they were concerned that if the effects were similar in humans, brain development in young children may be affected. To test this, they did a language development study on two groups […]