New injectable plastic gel could aid Adele, Julie Andrews

23/08/2012

British singer Adele was forced to cancel two tours last year because of a vocal cord hemorrhage. Laser microsurgery on her vocal cords was performed in November by Dr. Steven Zeitels, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center.

Dr. Zeitels has been the "go-to" doctor for many well-known singers suffering problems with their voices, including Julie Andrews and Steven Tyler. Dr. Zeitels' "go-to" person to find a better solution to vocal cord stress is Robert Langer, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who runs a lab that has been designing plastics for medical applications since the 1970s.
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