Explanation of Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lung)
The , with aesthetics inspired by the beautiful vintage illustrations of the 1959 book The Human Body, is part of Tinybop’s new Explorer’s Library – a series of games that help kids develop a foundational understanding of the world through immersive, interaction-driven play.
Awake Brain Surgery
Patient Patricia Reed is having a second brain tumor removed. Dr. Meg Verrees from Community Regional Medical Center, performs the delicate and tricky procedure while Patricia is awake and talking on her phone to her mother.
A Short Video About the Life of Neurons
Although she looks like a baby, Brooke Greenberg from Reisterstown, Maryland, is actually 20-year-old. Besides the physical stagnation, she did not develop cognitively as well, as her intellectual capacity is similar to that of a 1-year-old toddler. Brooke Greenberg was born in 1993, but can not speak, still have milk teeth and walks using a trolley. She seems to suffer from “Syndrome X”, thus being the only person known to date suffering of this condition that manifests by an abnormally slow growth rate.
Her father, Howard Greenberg, said: “From age 1 to 4, Brooke changed. She grew a little bit bigger. However at the age 4 or 5 she stopped.”
Scientists believe her unique DNA could offer important clues about the aging process and lead to the development of treatments for diseases such as Parkinson that occurs at old age.
This is a technique called laryngoscopy. Check out the link above for some background, if you can stomach it. If you’re especially brave, check out this Reddit thread with even more video examples of vibrating vocal folds in all their freaky glory.
If ‘WEB MD’ was a Doctor
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
The Rock Stars of Gastroenterology
This is by far one of the most bad-ass things to happen to medicine since the introduction of Penicillin
Sh*t Med Students Say
Love this video from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Class of 2014)
Unborn twins caught on video MRI for the first time
They might share the same DNA and cramped living space, but as these images reveal, life is anything but identical for unborn twins. This unprecedented glimpse into their inner world is afforded through a recently developed form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is being turned on twins for the first time. (Read more)
Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine
This 45-minute documentary explores three remarkable stories of medical progress that have taken place over the course of the long history of the New England Journal of Medicine. In 1812, we had no understanding of infectious disease, surgery was unsanitary and performed without anesthesia, and cancer was unrecognized. Two centuries later, this film tells the story of research, clinical practice, and patient care, and of how we have continued to get better over the last 200 years.
The hemoncology floor of Seattle Children’s Hospital performs Kelly Clarkson’s song “Stronger”
This fun celebration of strength was thanks to Chris Rumble, a 22-year-old Children’s cancer patient who lives in Kent, Wash., who was recently diagnosed with leukemia in April. Chris had the idea to make a music video to share with his old hockey team in Wenatchee because his teammates had made him a music video for his birthday.
“I’m everyone’s big brother and I have a lot of friends here at Seattle Children’s,” says Chris. “I wanted to make a video to send back to my team and I thought what better way to do it then with the kids on my floor.”
Real-time MRI of a human heart
It takes an artist like Björk to turn the complex process of DNA replication and transcription into something as simple and beautiful as a pop song. For the video of her song “Hollow,” from last year’s app-based album Biophilia, Björk has collaborated with biomedical animator Drew Berry to create a partly-scientific representation of the haunting song.