Home > Medical > Tests and procedures Tests and procedures All sections in Medical » All Diseases » All Symptoms » Medical Schemes » All Medications Tests and procedures Surgeons use 3D printing to fix serious skull defects At the Tygerberg Academic Hospital, a team of surgeons performed life-changing operations on two African girls with serious skull defects. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Japanese researchers target 3D-printed body parts Japanese scientists say they are on their way to being able to create custom-made skin, bone and joints using a 3D printer. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Scientists using stem cells to create body parts Laboratories around the world are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab, using stem cells. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures 'Plaster' device to monitor Parkinson's patients A new method for monitoring 'movement disorders' like epilepsy and Parkinson's disease involves a device as big as a plaster which tracks patients' muscle activity. See all Tests and procedures » Take action GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Chinese woman mangled to death by escalator 67Minutes for Mandela Tests and procedures Portable X-ray services becoming more common Proponents of home X-ray services say they help frail patients avoid difficult and potentially hazardous trips to the hospital. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Photo-sharing app for medics available in SA Dr Joshua Landy, co-founder of 'Figure 1', answers some questions on the app. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Scientists rebuild thymus in mice – hope for humans A University of Edinburgh team rebuilt the thymus – an organ central to the immune system – of very old mice, which may pave the way for similar techniques to be used in humans. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures New iPad app to record data at Groote Schuur Canadian surgeons have collaborated with Groote Schuur Hospital to successfully develop an iPad app for capturing trauma patient data. See all Tests and procedures » advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Stay out of trouble » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Sexual health » STIs: how to stay safe Apps for gay and bi men tied to STI risk Penis bumps The STI most men get without knowing it Most guys haven't ever heard of the human papillomavirus, yet many will get it at some stage in their lives without even knowing it.