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Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural | MIT News A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient’s prosthetic limb, existing nerves, and an artificial muscle graft, amputees would be able to sense where their limbs are in space and to feel how much force is being applied to them.
Scientists have reversed age-related blindness by deliberately infecting eyes with a virus – ScienceAlert Symptoms almost completely disappeared.
Paging Dr. Siri | RealClearHealth Smart-phone apps are about to revolutionize medical care. These technologies can predict when cancer patients are about to relapse, detect rare side effects of experimental drugs, and prod patients…
Battery-free medical implants use body’s fluids as fuel A team of researchers has designed an exciting new energy storage system they call ‘a biological supercapacitor’ which could offer wearers battery-free implantable devices that never need to be replaced.
A capsule robot just took its maiden voyage – through a pig’s colon | TechRadar Biomedical engineers have developed a tiny, autonomous capsule that can perform a colonoscopy from within.
Artificial Intelligence can transform healthcare Singapore-based SGInnovate’s CEO explains why he thinks A.I. is poised to be a game-changer for the health care industry.
Forget BMI – we finally have a more accurate way to measure a healthy weight – ScienceAlert So much better than BMI.
Cartilage-like hydrogel promises 3D-printable knee implants Duke University is developing a cartilage-like material based on hydrogel that allows bioengineers to create bespoke artificial 3D-printed replacement parts for injured knees that are tailored to match the old part both in shape and mechanical properties.
CancerLocator Can Identify Location of Cancer from a Blood Sample | Digital Trends Researchers have developed a one-two punch to help diagnose cancer by both detecting the disease and identifying its location.
Stem cell-infused mesh regrows torn rotator cuffs Surgery is sometimes required for torn rotator cuffs, although the weakened tendons will frequently just tear again after the operation. Now, however, scientists have developed a method of regenerating rotator cuff tendons, using a polymer mesh seeded with stem cells.
FDA approves home genetic tests for Alzheimer’s and other diseases The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved into the market a direct-to-consumer genetic screening service after initially banning the device back in 2013 following concerns about the public health consequences of inaccurate results.
Urine samples could spare the needle in detecting prostate cancer ​For decades, scientists have been using dogs’ incredible sense of smell as inspiration for new-age diagnostic devices. They are now reporting that they’ve identified key molecules in the scent of urine that seem to reveal prostate cancer in a subject.​​
Immortal stem cells let scientists create an unlimited supply of artificial blood – ScienceAlert This is big.
Breast Cancer Cure: Future Treatment May Destroy ‘Incurable’ Triple Negative, Pancreatic Cancer Cells A new study from Tel Aviv University in Israel has discovered a natural process that is able to destroy “incurable” cancer cells without destroying healthy cells.
Irish study finds those eating more dairy are skinnier and don’t have higher cholesterol – ScienceAlert But is it too good to be true?
Scientists have created an artificial retina implant that could restore vision to millions – ScienceAlert Clinical trials set to begin this year.
Jet-spray pill provides painless oral alternative to the needle You’d be hard pressed to find anybody who would complain if scientists developed an alternative to the necessary evil of getting a jab at the doctor’s. Now researchers have developed the MucoJet, a pill-sized device that blasts vaccines through the inside of the cheek without pain or a professional.
Scientists Grow New Sensory Hair Cells to Restore Hearing Loss Using ‘Special Cocktail’ : News : Nature World News Scientists from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT Eye & Ear have created a new method to create progenitor cells that can become hair cells to restore hearing loss.
Magnetic implant puts the squeeze on drug delivery ​When it comes to conditions that require patients to administer daily injections or take lots of pills, scientists are increasingly looking to drug-dispensing implants as a more convenient alternative. One of the latest such devices is activated simply by passing a magnet over the skin.
1-cent “lab on a chip” could save lives With little more than a standard inkjet printer, some silicone, and a sheet of polymer film, Stanford researchers have created a reusable diagnostic “lab on a chip” that costs just 1 cent to make. This new technology could help vastly improve disease detection worldwide.
AI that knows you’re sick before you do: IBM’s five-year plan to remake healthcare | ZDNet A mix of artificial intelligence and custom silicon could help people diagnose themselves with a range of conditions before they show symptoms.
This cancer-spotting algorithm rivals dermatologists – Futurity A new algorithm can diagnose skin cancer just as accurately as a dermatologist. The researchers hope to get it onto your smartphone.
Amputee cats given bionic paws in groundbreaking surgery Two cats have been given a new lease of life in what is thought to be a surgery first for Europe aside from Britain.
Functional Heart Muscles Successfully Grown from Stem Cells for the First Time Ever – RealClearLife Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have successfully grown human heart tissue from stem cells for the first time.
New molecule knocks out superbugs’ immunity to antibiotics ​One of the most terrifyingly-plausible doomsday scenarios is the rise of superbugs, bacteria that are evolving a resistance to our most powerful antibiotics. Now researchers have created a new molecule that can make previously antibiotic-resistant bacteria vulnerable to existing drugs again.
Germ-killing dental implant has a heart of mouthwash Bacterial biofilms can form on dental implants, causing infections. One approach to this problem has been to apply an antibacterial coating to the implant. Now, however, scientists have developed an implant that disperses an antimicrobial solution from the inside out.​
Outer layer of human heart regrown using stem cells Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have used human stem cells to regenerate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart. The new research may one day help replace damaged tissues caused by a heart attack or genetic defects
Hungry salmonella hunt and then eat brain tumors – Futurity A detoxified version of salmonella is proving to be an unlikely weapon for treating glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.
Scientists have figured out how to make wounds heal without scars – ScienceAlert Like it never happened.
Blood test ‘can predict how long people live’ | Health | Life & Style | Daily Express SCIENTISTS have discovered a simple blood test technique which can help to predict how long people will live.
Scientists have discovered an ‘off’ switch for the revolutionary CRISPR gene editing tool – ScienceAlert Important.
Researchers Develop Nanodiscs That Can Wipe Out Tumors New research is being conducted to develop nanotechnology that teaches your immune system to destroy tumor cells, giving hope to the 14.5 million Americans with a history of cancer. This research will need a very long time until it is available for treatment but recent advancements is cancer treatment are leaving a lot to get excited over.
Scientists identify unique “breathprint” of 17 diseases Could a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of diseases bring us closer to the day when doctors might be able to use a medical tricorder a la Star Trek to instantly diagnose a patient’s conditions?
New Drug Transforms the Immune System to Slow the Progress of Multiple Sclerosis The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 2.5 million people around the world have MS. A new drug, Ocrelizumab, is the first known drug shown to work against the primary progressive form of MS by altering the immune system to slow damage to the brain.
Lasers Cure Nearly 50% of Patients With Prostate Cancer in New Study Vascular targeted photodynamic therapy uses optical fibers, bacteria from the ocean floor, and lasers to treat prostate cancer. In a trial for the treatment, only six percent of those who had cancer in remission needed to have their affected prostate removed.
Scientists have used ‘pregnancy fluid’ to strengthen ageing bones – ScienceAlert They want to use it on astronauts.
Artificial leaf could make a medicinal mini-factory Leaves are kind of like nature’s power plants, converting sunlight into energy for the plant. Now a team at Eindhoven University of Technology is using artificial leaves to produce chemicals, which could lead to solar-powered “mini-factories” that can create drugs and chemicals almost anywhere.
New Stem Cell Therapy Could Help Treat Osteoporosis and Restore Bones Four percent of all men over the age of fifty, and sixteen percent of women of the same age, suffer from osteoporosis in the United States. Researchers from University College London have discovered that stem cells found in human amniotic fluid could be used in a treatment to strengthen brittle bones.
Man born without a hand undergoes ‘world first’ surgery to have a new limb’ | Daily Mail Online The 32-year-old, who has spent his life without his left hand, underwent a 13-hour procedure at Wroclaw Medical University, Poland, last week to have the new limb attached.” name=”description
Replacing eye’s gel restores vision after brain injury – Futurity Even months after traumatic brain injury, surgery can restore vision lost due to hemorrhaging in the eye, a small study shows.
New drug for UTIs could be an alternative to antibiotics – Futurity New molecules called C-mannosides that stop UTIs in mice don’t kill microbes, which means bacteria would have a harder time evolving resistance to them.
Experimental Spinal Implant Improves Mobility and Grip 300% in Quadriplegics In an experimental new treatment, a 32-electrode stimulator was implanted near the C-5 vertebrae in the middle of a patient’s neck, below the site of his spinal injury. This procedure was first used on two cervical spinal-cord injury patients who displayed a 300% increase in finger mobility and grip strength.
Scientists reverse ageing in mammals and predict human trials within 10 years An end to grey hair and crows-feet could be just 10 years away after scientists showed it is possible to reverse ageing in animals.
Could new bone-forming growth factor reverse osteoporosis? – Medical News Today Scientists have discovered a new bone-forming growth factor that could have implications for regenerative medicine. Osteoporosis could be reversed.
New Surgery Can Give the Legally Blind 20/20 Vision Researchers removed the jellylike tissue behind the lens of the eye and replaced it with a saline solution in 20 patients who had Terson syndrome. One month after the surgery, patients’ vision improved to an average of 20/40 from an average of 20/1290 and, within a few months, almost all patients had 20/20 vision.
This type of psychotherapy treats irritable bowels – Futurity One type of psychotherapy seems to be the most effective at improving the ability of IBS patients to participate in daily activities.
This stick-on patch could one day save your life after a heart attack – ScienceAlert No stitches required.
UC Davis Doctors Perform Surgery On Baby Still In The Womb « CBS Sacramento In the last three years, a couple has dealt with infertility, miscarriages, a baby girl who was stillborn. Then their unborn son had a serious condition that threatened his life.
A New Aging Discovery Could Allow Humans to Extend Their Lifespan By observing the transparent cells of roundworms, researchers have uncovered a link between lifespan and the natural cellular process of RNA splicing. This research could lead to new breakthroughs in anti-aging treatments that would allow humans to indefinitely keep ourselves healthy, stalling death for as long as possible.
A first-of-its-kind HIV vaccine will move to phase II trials in 2017 – ScienceAlert It’s an exciting time.
Scientists Target Protein Imbalance In Blood To Slow Aging It seems the vampire-like draining of blood from the young is no longer a precondition for rejuvenating the aged. Recent research suggest the rejuvenating effects of youthful blood is more a matter of regulating the protein balance of “old” blood.
A man’s prostate cancer has disappeared with an experimental treatment – ScienceAlert This is incredible.
Thanks to a Novel Protein, We Could Bring an End to Obesity Obesity affects more than 600 million adults and around 41 million children under the age of 5 according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers may have found a way to halt the development of both type 2 diabetes and obesity in humans using a recently discovered protein.
Slanted electrode implant restores movement to paralyzed limbs Researchers at OSU are working on a way to restore movement to paralyzed patients by means of tiny arrays of implantable electrodes. The team has demonstrated the electrodes’ potential in a cat, which provides hope not only for those with spinal cord injuries, but also people with prosthetic limbs.
Wearable device boosts fat loss in obese diabetics Recent studies have shown that it is possible to reverse diabetes by targeting the fat in the pancreas or embarking on a low-calorie diet. Now, scientists at Kumamoto University have added another potential solution to the list: a wearable device that helps boost fat loss in obese patients.
Doctors grow man new ear on arm | Fox News A man in China who has gone without his right ear for the past year will soon have a new appendage after doctors grow the body part on his arm using part of his rib cartilage.
Paralyzed Monkeys Able to Walk Again With Brain Implant. Human Trials Are Next Using a system of electrodes, transmitters, receivers, scientists were able to restore leg function in a primate, completely bypassing damaged nerves. While this remarkable feat may be decades away from human use, it is a promising development for the hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. with spinal cord injuries
3D model of mammary gland is breast cancer’s holy grail – Futurity “Developing a model of a normal breast with the actual architecture of a mammary gland has long been a holy grail for cancer researchers,” says Trevor Dale.
IBM’s Watson AI Recommends Same Treatment as Doctors in 99% of Cancer Cases Watson recommended treatment plans that matched suggestions from oncologists in 99 percent of the cases it analyzed and offered options doctors missed in 30 percent of them. AI could be revolutionary for healthcare as it can process many more research papers and case files than any human doctor could manage.
“Peanut patch” may save some lives In western cultures, peanut allergies are the leading cause of food-related anaphylaxis death. Needless to say, therefore, people with such allergies need to be protected against exposure to the nuts – and a skin patch may help provide that protection.
Medicine Will Advance More in the Next 10 Years Than It Did in the Last 100
Gene-analyzing diet may help you fit into your jeans Generalized diet advice aimed at “the average person” isn’t necessarily going to work for you. That’s why Habit was developed. The service creates unique diet plans tailored to each client, based on an analysis of their DNA.
Harvard researchers 3D print a heart-on-a-chip Organs-on-chips are an emerging alternative to testing drugs, cosmetics and diseases on animals, but manufacturing and retrieving data from them can be costly and time-consuming. Now researchers at Harvard have developed new materials to 3D print the devices, including sensors to easily gather data.
This Low-Impact Treatment Can Replace Open Heart Surgery Patients who thought they were inoperable now have a chance.
The Astonishing Healthcare Tech of the Future Is Arriving
Lung Cancer Treatment Breakthrough: Experimental Therapy 40% Better Than Chemotherapy At Preventing Deaths An experimental drug proves better than standard chemotherapy in every way for patients with certain types of advanced lung cancer.
A Google Maps For The Human Body – The Atlantic A group of scientists has taken the first important steps towards creating the Human Cell Atlas—a complete inventory of our staggeringly diverse cells.
Scientists May Have Identified the Protein That Controls Aging Two biochemists have discovered a link between a protein called carbonic anhydrase and aging in the brains and muscle cells of mice. While still in the early stages of development, their research could lead to treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Doctors in Texas successfully transplanted a uterus from a living donor for the first time – ScienceAlert "Even if through failure, I am going to make this work."
Cells grown on microfibers may help treat brain injuries – Futurity Engineers are designing microfibers that support cell growth. They could be useful tools for reconnecting damaged nerves and blood vessels.
Can Robot Pets Comfort You As Well As Real Ones? « CBS Philly Your next Fido just might be a robot.
A Revolution in Heart Surgery: Scientists Create Artificial Blood Vessels That Grow Normally New artificial blood vessels were able to grow with the recipient in recent animal testing Researchers saw a 56% increase in diameter made of patients’ own cells.
Camera-loaded catheter streams live from inside arteries, removes plaque at same time The latest example of miniaturizing electronics having an impact in the medical world is a tiny camera no bigger than a grain of salt, which can be fixed to the end of a catheter and fed into arteries to provide surgeons tasked with removing plaque a live view from within.
You Can Now Use Your Smartphone to Detect This Blood Condition Measure hemoglobin and detect anemia with your smartphone!
Optical Defibrillator May be Gentler Way to Reset Your Heart | Digital Trends Researchers from John Hopkins University have developed a gentler process that uses light to fix an arrhythmia without any significant damage to the heart.
The science world is freaking out over this 25-year-old’s answer to antibiotic resistance – ScienceAlert Could this be the end of superbugs?
Optical Defibrillator May be Gentler Way to Reset Your Heart | Digital Trends Researchers from John Hopkins University have developed a gentler process that uses light to fix an arrhythmia without any significant damage to the heart.
Common cold vaccine may be more than a dream – Futurity “We think that creating a vaccine for the common cold can be reduced to technical challenges related to manufacturing,” says Martin Moore.
World’s first ciliary microrobots could change the way we take medicine Science fiction is fast becoming reality, with scientists in South Korea developing an astonishingly fast-moving remote-controlled microrobot designed to travel through the human bloodstream to deliver treatment directly to the organs that need it.
New nano-therapy finds and kills deadly tumors – Futurity Immunotherapy is showing real promise for treating cancer. Now scientists are testing a way to enhance the therapy to kill the most deadly tumors.
Living Eye Implant Uses Lab-Grown Cells to Restore Sight
The Future of Healthcare Is Arriving—8 Exciting Areas to Watch
New Lasers Made of Blood Could Revolutionize Cancer Detection Scientists from the University of Michigan have engineered a better way to track tumors with a laser that uses human blood.
The US has given fast-track approval to a surprising new cancer drug – ScienceAlert "Even when it’s killing cells, you feel great."
Cancer breakthrough: Scientists develop ‘smoke detector’ test that can spot disease before symptoms are noticeable | The Independent A simple blood test that can detect cancer before any symptoms are noticeable has been developed by researchers. 
Peter Diamandis: We’ll Radically Extend Our Lives With New Technologies
Regenerative Biology: Scientists Discovered A New Molecule That Regenerates Bone Tissue Researchers from California discover the key to simplifying the creation of engineered bones: adenosine. This naturally occurring molecule can be injected into bone tissue to coax human pluripotent stem cells to regenerate.
MIT’s 3D-Printed Shape-Shifting Objects Could Revolutionize Medicine Using light, a team of MIT researchers were able to print 3D structures that “remember” their original shapes. Even after being stretched, twisted, and bent at extreme angles, the structures sprang back to their original forms within seconds of being heated to a certain temperature “sweet spot.”
New Artificial Retina Study Could Bring Electronic Sight to the Blind A team of scientists claim they have identified two factors that limit the resolution of retinal prostheses. Armed with the findings, the team hopes to open the way towards making promising improvements to retinal prostheses for humans.
The Future of Healthcare Is Arriving—8 Exciting Areas to Watch
Could This Breakthrough Mean the End of Skin Cancer? – The Daily Beast Researchers at Tel Aviv University say they’ve found a way to stop the spread of the most deadly kind of skin cancer.
Paralyzed Man Regains Hand Movement, Thanks to First-Ever Nerve-Transfer Surgery Beginning with a twitch in his fingers about six months ago, a Canadian man has successfully re-animated his paralyzed hand after undergoing a nerve transfer surgery.
We May Finally Have A Way To Stop Scars From Ever Forming Scientists in Australia are developing new compounds that they claimed could stop scars from forming in the first place. The compounds job is to stop an enzyme called lysyl oxidase, which enables the collagen in wound healing to crosslink, resulting in scar formation.
Scientists Wrote the Ultimate Guide to Avoid Aging Scientists have identified nine hallmarks of aging that have important repercussions on cellular metabolism. Also, there are maneuvers that impose beneficial effects on metabolism that can extend human lifespan.
4 questions ID the most dehydrated children – Futurity A new way to assess dehydration from diarrhea, which kills hundreds of thousands of children each year worldwide, is accurate and reliable, tests show.
Aussie drug melting cancer cells approved for human use in U.S. – Xinhua | English.news.cn A tablet developed in Melbourne that “melts away” cancer cells has been approved for use in the United States.
Parkinson’s could be caught early by a simple eye test – ScienceAlert Long before symptoms appear.
Heat-responsive bandage helps heal wounds A team of researchers from Southwestern University has created a bandage with a single purpose in mind – giving the body a helping hand in healing diabetic wounds.
“Black rectangle” uses the sun to make water safe to drink Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have developed a sun-activated device that kills 99.999 percent of bacteria in water, within just 20 minutes.
Scientists just developed a safer alternative to morphine without the dangerous side effects – ScienceAlert This could be what ends the painkiller epidemic.
A new invisible film made from healthy corneal cells could restore vision to millions – ScienceAlert Clinical trials could start as soon as next year.
Needle uses scattered light to zero in on target tissue MIT scientists may be bringing a new level of accuracy to epidurals, developing a scattered-light sensor that can be embedded in the tip of a needle to ensure anesthesiologists hit the right spot.
Paralysed patient walks again in astonishing medical breakthrough | Science | News | The Independent In an astonishing breakthrough, patients left paralysed by severe spinal cord injuries have recovered the ability to move their legs after training with an exoskeleton linked to their brain – with one even able to walk using two crutches. Scientists developed the Walk Again Project, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, thinking that they could enable paraplegics to move about using the exoskeleton controlled by their thoughts.
No More Pills? Tiny Nerve-Zapping Implants to Fight Disease
Introducing The Battery-Free Electronic “Skin Patch” That Can Monitor Your Health Establishing the methods for producing inexpensive and high-performing electronic skin patches has paved the way for sophisticated wireless health monitoring.
This body builder has no pulse and plugs himself into the wall at night – ScienceAlert Pump it up… with batteries.
How to make milk last for weeks and weeks – Futurity A new process kills more than 99 percent of the bacteria left in milk after pasteurization. “It can add shelf life of up to five, six, or seven weeks.”
Google is Developing ‘Bioelectronic Medicines’ to Try And Cure Chronic Illnesses Verily and GlaxoSmithKline have partnered to form Galvani Bioelectronics, a new company which will focus on the research, development, and commercialization of bioelectronics. One of the first projects will be to develop a precision device that can fix type 2 diabetes.
Scientists have found 15 genetic variations that could be linked to depression – ScienceAlert The first step to ending depression.
Drug-delivering microrobots swim closer to reality Over the years, scientists have come up with all manner of new ways to deliver medication, from sophisticated dual-sided pills to drug-packed nanoparticles. Now, researchers are working on something even more sophisticated, developing tiny bead-shaped robots controlled by magnetic fields.
Anti-cancer patch provides triple attack therapy to tumor sites A new hydrogel patch could provide a more targeted, triple-therapy approach to treating tumors. With benefits to using the patch both before and after tumor removal, and with tests of laboratory mice showing extremely positive results, the patch could have a big impact on cancer treatment.
Scientists Bring New Meaning to ‘Bug Juice’ With Nutritious Cockroach ‘Milk’ Scientists found that the ‘milk’ or protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches is more than four times as nutritious as cow’s milk and it could be the key to feeding our growing population in the future.
Can a stem cell gene called Nanog reverse aging? – Futurity “Not only does Nanog have the capacity to delay aging, it has the potential in some cases to reverse it,” says Stelios T. Andreadis.
Microneedle painlessly monitors drug levels without the need to draw blood Microneedle technology uses tiny needles to break only the upper layer of the patient’s skin, doing their job without the need to dig deeper. The pain-free tech has now been used to create a device capable of monitoring patient drug levels – something that usually requires the drawing of blood.
Germ-inspired microbots shape shift to deliver drugs, unclog arteries Scientists have used the protozoa that causes sleeping sickness as the model a new class of microbots for delivering drugs with precision and carrying out other medical procedures.
Packable device keeps mosquitoes away in the boonies Thermacell is preparing to launch a lighter, more compact mosquito repeller designed to go deeper into the wilderness. The Backpacker Repeller drops Thermacell’s mosquito-fighting technology into your pack.
Electronic ‘Tattoo’ Can Monitor Muscle Activity and Map Emotions A new temporary “electronic tattoo” was developed by Tel Aviv University to measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells, possibly revolutionizing medicine, rehabilitation, and even business and marketing research.
Meet The World’s First Anti-Stress Bracelet WellBe is designed to support your emotional wellbeing.
The first ever dementia vaccine could be trialled in humans within 3 years – ScienceAlert It could prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s.
New way to mass-produce stem cells is safer, cheaper – Futurity A new method for culturing human stem cells can cheaply deliver the billions of cells needed to treat individual patients.
Scientists Restore Sight in Blind Mice Using Exercise and Gene Therapy Researchers at Stanford University have concluded that at multistep approach that involves genetic manipulation and eye-based exercises can reestablish a minimum in cellular growth to modify vision in mice.
Experiment Finds that Vision Gets Temporarily Clearer By Zapping the Brain Scientists have found that by zapping the visual cortex in the brain for 20 minutes, a person’s vision can be improved for up to two hours. This is not a substitute for proven vision solutions, however, and remains a tool for further understanding the visual system.
Stem Cell Fillings Allow Teeth to Heal Themselves Regenerative dental fillings that allow teeth to heal themselves have been developed by researchers, potentially eliminating the need for root canals. The treatment earned a prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry after judges described it as a “new paradigm for dental treatments.”
20-minute zaps improve vision for 2 hours – Futurity It’s too soon to throw away your glasses, but just 20 minutes of electric stimulation to the brain’s visual cortex may temporarily boost vision.
Google’s DeepMind to Scan a Million Eyes to Fight Blindness with NHS Google DeepMind and the NHS are working together to build a machine learning system which will eventually be able to recognize sight-threatening conditions from just a digital scan of the eye.
This artificial pancreas could be available to diabetics as soon as 2018 – ScienceAlert No more injections!
The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight – ScienceAlert (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
Scientists Claim They’ve Developed Aspirin that Crosses the Blood-Brain Barrier One of the biggest challenges in treating brain cancer has been getting drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier and attack tumours. Scientists say they’ve now developed a truly soluble liquid aspirin that can go directly into the brain, and, in the lab at least, kill cancerous glioblastoma cells without harming healthy brain tissue.
Scientists have found a supplement that can switch off junk food cravings – ScienceAlert Shut up and take my money.
Fly eyes show how to improve retinal implants – Futurity A recent discovery about fruit fly eyes suggests a way to improve retinal implants for people with disorders such as macular degeneration.
Thermos device quickly detects Zika for only $2 – Futurity Engineers have created a rapid, low-cost test for the Zika virus that works using a bit of saliva and a Thermos about the size of a soda can.

 

Lightweight Exoskeleton Being Developed to Treat Parkinson’s Tremors Researchers in London have created an exoskeleton that recognizes actions that require fine motor control and turns on only for crucial moments.
Researchers think they’ve finally figured out what causes migraines – ScienceAlert Solving research headaches.
Breakthrough as scientists discover deadly brain cancer needs fat to grow | Science | News | The Independent For decades, scientists thought they knew what a deadly form of brain tumour needed to grow: sugar. But now researchers have found that a trick used to culture tissues in the lab had actually been fooling them and what glioma cancer cells actually require is fat. The discovery has led to an entirely new approach to treating the disease, which could ultimately result in drugs that are able to significantly extend the life of patients. 
First Science-Backed Anti-Aging Drug to Be Tested in Humans Next Month Nicotinamide mononucleotide, which has been proven to reverse signs of aging in mice, including decline in eyesight, metabolism, and glucose intolerance, is set to be tested in ten human volunteers in Japan next month.
Compound Discovered That Kills 98% of Drug-Resistant Superbug Researchers found that an Antarctic sea sponge produces a compound that can effectively kill 98.4% of MRSA cells. The compound has been patented and is now undergoing lab synthesis in order to develop a treatment for the life-threatening infection.
New Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Reverse Memory Loss A small clinical trial of 10 patients with early Alzheimer’s disease has shown that the memory loss and cognitive impairment caused by the disease can be reversed.
Ultrasound May Open New Avenues For Brain Treatment Doctors have been able to safely penetrate the blood-brain barrier in cancer patients. For the first time, this allows for the use of medication to be directly injected into effected areas of the brain. The is a paradigm shift for the treatment of brain cancers, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Human Trials for Genetically Engineered HIV Vaccine by Next Summer Scientists at Oregon Health Sciences University have developed an HIV vaccine that utilizes a type of Herpes virus as it’s backbone to safely confer HIV immunity. Human trials are expected to run in the summer of 2017.
Wearable Artificial Kidney Completes First Clinical Trial, Could Free People From Dialysis Positive results from the first clinical trial on a wearable artificial kidney may soon replace dialysis.
An extreme new treatment has cured patients of MS – ScienceAlert A clean slate.
The Elderly May One Day Swap Their Motorized Scooters for Robotic Suits
This 25-year-old lived for more than a year without a heart – ScienceAlert Heart in a backpack!
Doctors Invent “Breathalyzer” To Help Slow Antibiotic Resistance – Vocativ Vocativ uses intelligent technology, smart journalists and the wisdom of the crowd to find story leads and angles no other news organization can.” data-reactid=”.23n5ikmjmrk.0.6:$0
We can now ‘cut and paste’ RNA in addition to DNA, and it could disable viruses – ScienceAlert Science gets smarter.
Stroke Survivor Walks Again After Doctors Inject Stem Cells Directly into Brain A surgical procedure that involves drilling holes and injecting stem cells into stroke patients’ brains seems to have contributed to a wheelchair-bound stroke patient regaining the ability to walk. Despite the major recovery exhibited by patients, further study must be made to investigate the true impact.
Scientists Are Closer To The First ‘Universal Cancer Vaccine” With Successful Human Trials Scientists at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, have successfully conducted three human trials of a “universal cancer vaccine,” which they developed as a safety test before going onto larger clinical trials.
This crazy sponge-filled injection just saved its first life on the battlefield – ScienceAlert Technology FTW!
After 40 Years of Blindness, a Bionic Eye Gave This Man His Sight Back An operation that was only recently approved by the FDA just gave one man, John Jameson, back his sight. The implant, likely the Argus II, was designed to tackle retinitis pigmentosa.
New Biosensor Could Detect Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Cancer Researchers at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory have developed an inexpensive nanometer-scale biosensor which can help detect certain neurodegenerative diseases and some cancers at an amazing rate.
Scientists say they already know how to reduce cancer deaths by half – ScienceAlert No treatment required.
Simple dementia test to warn men they are at risk of developing disease discovered by Swedish university
One Person’s Cancer Can Be Fought Using Someone Else’s Immune Cells, Study Finds In new research, scientists use a ‘borrowed’ immune system to help an existing immune system ‘see’ cancer cells for the first time.
‘HeadScan’ could alert doctor if you’re depressed – Futurity New wearable technology called Headscan may one day monitor how much you eat, drink, and talk—and even notify your doctor if you’re at risk for depression.
Box and phone could make urine tests quicker – Futurity The urinary dipstick seems simple enough, but the tests can be costly and time-consuming. Engineers have created a take-home system that uses a smartphone.
Single-Sided Deafness May Soon Have A Cure Researchers from University of California have been studying brain plasticity in response to single-sided deafness, and they have found a method that could allow us to identify biomarkers, and potentially, a cure.
‘Origami robot’ can be swallowed in pill and then sent on missions in the human body
Virtual heart depicts deadly arrhythmias in 3D – Futurity A 3D virtual heart may help doctors identify who is most at risk of cardiac death and allow others to avoid surgery to implant a defibrillator.
New Tritanium Spinal Implant Fully Integrates With the Human Body Stryker has launched their Tritanium PL Posterior Lumbar Cage, a 3D printed implant that simulates the natural characteristics of human bone so well that the bone can actually grow into them.
Lab-on-a-Chip: Researchers Track Individual Cells By Assigning Them A Digital Code A team at Georgia Institute of Technology has found a way to digitize data obtained through microfluidic chips, which could make remote diagnostic testing faster, cheaper, and more accurate.
“Smart Scalpel” Can Identify Tumors in Half a Second A Mexican engineer has devised a tool that can be used to differentiate between a tumor and healthy tissue while on the operating table, leading to more accurate surgeries and minimizing risks.
Baboons Receive Genetically Engineered Pig Hearts—And Survive for Over Two Years Scientists have genetically modified pigs hearts, implanted it into a baboon, and it lived for years, reaching a record of 945 days.
Chip implanted in paralyzed man’s brain helps him regain use of his hand / Boing Boing
A 3D Printed Skull Just Saved a Child’s Life The option to see and study the patient’s skull through 3D printing before risky surgeries allows the team to properly prepare for complicated and delicate procedures.
This 3D Printing Pen Can “Draw” Human Cartilage Directly Into Patients A team of Australian surgeons and researchers have developed a 3D printing pen that allows surgeons to draw and sculpt customized cartilage implants made from actual human stem cells during live surgery.
Stem Cell Therapy Can Reverse Age-Related Osteoporosis Thanks to this new study involving stem cells, it seems that the world has finally found a viable way to combat osteoporosis long term.
Filter-free system uses fluorescent light to clean the air – Futurity Tests of a new air-cleaning system show that it can remove a remarkably wide range of nasty particles while using very little energy.
New Tech Lets You See Under Your Skin in 3D Stanford scientists have figured out how to get 3D real-time images of individual cells, and even molecules, in living animals.
Scientists May Have Found a Better Way to Treat Prostate Cancer And it’s more effective than chemotherapy.
New Skin Patch Helps Monitor Glucose Continuously A new continuous glucose monitoring device is set to lower the cost and raise the efficiency of this tedious process.
Louisville doctor says breakthrough treatment could wipe out can – WDRB 41 Louisville News There’s a new breakthrough that’s sparking hope and it’s already saving lives. 
Eye on the Cure: Can Algae Genes Restore Vision in First Optogenetics Human Trial? – Singularity HUB
Brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease developed by scientists – Telegraph US scientists have shown it is possible to spot when Alzheimer’s disease emerges through brain scans
Pancreatic cancer ‘breakthrough’ hailed Researchers in the U.K. have made a “breakthrough reclassification” of pancreatic cancer.
Google Launches DeepMind Health, Bringing AI to Healthcare Google’s leading artificial intelligence, DeepMind, has officially made the move into the healthcare industry. This is DeepMind Health.
Scientists Transform Skin Cells into Cancer-Hunting Stem Cells A new way of hunting down and killing brain tumor causing cancer cells has been discovered by researchers from University of North Carolina.
Blood test that reveals ‘true age’ shows risk of dying from cancer – Telegraph The difference between biological age and chronological age can be used to predict cancer
T-Cell Therapy Leads to “Extraordinary Results” for Cancer Patients in Early Clinical Trials It’s no “cure all,” but scientists are using the immune system’s T-cells to target cancers with “extraordinary results.”
New 10-minute test for cancer developed by scientists – Telegraph Scientists are developing a 10-minute cancer test which can be taken at home with just a drop of saliva
In a future brave new world will it be possible to live forever? New technology gradually freeing us from societal and even biological constraints
Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen – Telegraph The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983
Robotic glove helps patients restore hand movements — ScienceDaily Patients who have lost their hand functions due to injuries  now have a chance of restoring their hand movements by using a new lightweight and smart rehabilitation device called EsoGlove.” 
Dietsensor claims to tell you what’s really in your food – CNET Dietsensor wants to make it easier for consumers to log food intake.
New company claims they’ll be able to resurrect the dead by 2045 | Life | Life & Style | Daily Express ENTREPRENEUR Josh Bocanegra says his new company Humai area aiming to bring the dead back to life
Indian Biotech Startup, Pandorum Technologies, Develops 3D-Printed Liver Tissue The technology could lead to decreased reliance on animal and human trials, and could eventually be used for full-scale liver transplants.
University of Birmingham unveil the spit test that can predict how long you will live | Daily Mail Online Doctors could tell elderly people how long they have left to live and use the test as a way of looking at overall health of younger people, University of Birmingham researchers said.
Multiplying teeth, literally — ScienceDaily
‘No-drill’ dentistry stops tooth decay — ScienceDaily A new study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional ‘fill and drill’ approach that has dominated dental care for decades. The seven year study found that the need for fillings was reduced by 30 to 50 per cent through preventative oral care.” id=”metasummary
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Understanding why group singing helps in dementia
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Guided ultrasound plus nanoparticle chemotherapy cures tumors in mice
 Swimming devices could deliver drugs inside the body
New method of guiding microscopic swimming devices has the potential to deliver drugs to a targeted location inside the body, according to new research
The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them : All Tech Considered : NPR How tiny can a computer get and what can it do? Digital sensors are already traveling inside human bodies. Will shrinking sizes eventually do away with the bulky devices we use now?
 Using light to treat Alzheimer’s disease
Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind – Telegraph The use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary
 3-D pancreatic cancer organoid may help predict clinical responses, personalize treatments
Clonally derived organoids could be used to ID patient-specific sensitivities to novel therapeutics
Researchers hack off-the-shelf 3-D printer towards rebuilding the heart: Models of hearts, arteries, bones and brains are 3-D printed out of biological materials — ScienceDaily
Optical scanner shows potential for real-time 3-D breast cancer screening: Scientists have developed a hand-held optical scanner with the potential to offer breast cancer imaging in real time — ScienceDaily Scientists have developed a hand-held optical scanner with the potential to offer breast cancer imaging in real time. The device uses a near-infrared laser diode source to produce an image of the breast tissues.” id=”metasummary
Artificial intelligence is making better drugs (Wired UK) Healthcare research company Berg is using artificial intelligence to develop more targeted drugs.
Move over HealthKit: Why Apple’s ResearchKit is proving the real hit with doctors | ZDNet HealthKit may be Apple’s obvious play for the healthcare industry’s IT spending, but it’s ResearchKit that’s showing how useful apps can be to medicine.
 Sitting for long periods not bad for health, suggest researchers
There’s no harm in sitting down, say researchers
Cochlear implants applications into Amazon Web Services’ cloud | ZDNet Cochlear has adopted a hybrid cloud model for specific applications, and hopes to see more of its applications moved onto Amazon Web Services further down the track.
Memory loss breakthrough: New implant can reverse Alzheimer’s damage | UK | News | Daily Express A HIGH-tech device that could prevent memory loss in dementia patients is set to bring new hope to millions of sufferers.
Exercise in a bottle could become a reality — ScienceDaily
New App to Self-Diagnose, Promote Automation in Healthcare
FDA considering first ever digital medication for approval – Tech Insider Your next prescription could come with a sensor and an app.
 Man walks again after years of paralysis
‘Germ clouds’ containing millions of bugs surround EVERY human – and they show where you have been – Mirror Online The cloud is so distinct to each person that experts have even compared them to fingerprints
 New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research
 New way found to combat brain cancer
 Fatigue-free, stretchable conductor created
Material moves foldable electronics, new implantable medical devices a step closer
Science breakthrough finds new way to halt ageing and extend life of millions | Health | Life & Style | Daily Express A SCIENTIFIC breakthrough could help the body counteract the impact of ageing by regrowing muscle, tendon and cartilage.
Medics ‘delighted’ with brain cancer boy | Irish Examiner Iva Tatounova said the six-year-old’s recovery was proof that proton-beam therapy should be “the first choice” of treatment for children with his condition.
CANCER BREAKTHROUGH: Drug that helps defeat life-threatening melanomas gets NHS approval | Science | News | Daily Express SKIN cancer treatment is set to radically improve after a new drug that can help defeat advanced tumours was made available to NHS patients.
 ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’ technology to cut costs of sophisticated tests for diseases and disorders
 Cancer patient receives 3-D printed ribs
Israeli mini-scanner tells what’s in food, drink or pills – Israel Business, Ynetnews Business, Technology: Start-up launches pocket molecular sensor that can tell you how many calories are in that burger, if that jacket is real leather, how ripe that tomato is, and more.
Remote robotic surgery is both practical and safe | ZDNet New research suggests that today’s internet is fast enough and reliable enough to make telesurgery viable.
Smallest 3-D camera offers brain surgery innovation — ScienceDaily To operate on the brain, doctors need to see fine details on a small scale. A tiny camera that could produce 3-D images from inside the brain would help surgeons see more intricacies of the tissue they are handling and lead to faster, safer procedures.” id=”metasummary
 Robotic step training, noninvasive spinal stimulation enable patient to take thousands of steps
IISc finds way to bust brain cancer – Bangalore Mirror A multi-institute research led by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has opened the gates to finding a permanent cure for the deadliest brain cancer, called glioblastoma multiforme (or GBM).
We May Soon Have a Lifelong, One-Shot Flu Vaccine — and Halt the Next Pandemic Before It Starts – Singularity HUB Without a universal flu vaccine that can target any flu virus, whether scientists have seen it before or not — a deadly flu pandemic may happen again.
Brain-tech start-up ElMindA makes worldwide ‘most innovative’ list | The Times of Israel The first device to assess Parkinson’s is made by an Israeli firm; the World Economic Forum takes note

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

 

Beyond Games: Why VR Will Soon Be Vitally Important to Healthcare – Singularity HUB
Doctors Can Soon See Your Virtual Reality Organs EchoPixel uses 3D tech to let doctors explore and manipulate medical imaging of virtual reality organs.
Orbus Therapeutics Secures $32.5 Million Series A Financing to Advance Late-Stage Brain Cancer Drug | Benzinga PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orbus Therapeutics Inc., a private, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development …
 Scientists discover what controls waking up and going to sleep
Simple 2-cycle mechanism turns key brain neurons on or off during 24-hour day
Tiny Implantable Sensor Lets Doctors Monitor Cancer Treatment In Real Time : SCIENCE : Tech Times This TicTac-sized sensor uses chemical signals to provide doctors with real-time information on how their patient’s cancer is responding to treatment instead of only static snapshots. The new tool makes it possible for doctors to detect changes in tumor size more quickly so they can adjust treatments more effectively.
3D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures 3D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures
Take a Chill Pill and Fix Those Blues! | Tehelka – Investigations, Latest News, Politics, Analysis, Blogs, Culture, Photos, Videos, Podcasts They say that time is the best healer of our miseries, but, in a world where time itself is scarce, we are being asked to turn to medicines.
Medical Matters: How empathy and engagement enhance the placebo effect Research shows efficacy in certain people may be linked to genetics, says Muiris Houston
 Hold the phone, Central! Cellphone radiation can cause cancer: study
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Cheaper, high-performance prosthetic knee
Researchers design cheap prosthetic knee that mimics normal walking motion
 Take a Trip Through the Brain: New Imaging Tool
New tool developed could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration
The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture
Sensor To Detect Prostate cancer | Focus News The technology will help improve the process of early stage diagnosis, said researchers in a paper published in the journal Chemical Science.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Diagnostic test developed for enterovirus D68
Respiratory virus caused severe illness, deaths in children
UCLA Health hit by hack; medical data on 4.5 million people exposed | ZDNet The LA-based university health system says the data stolen was not encrypted.
5 Exciting Ways Health-Tech Startups Are Improving Lives | Fox News These companies are doing more than creating fitness apps — they’re improving lives in many fundamental ways.
UK scientists invent BIONIC EYE to save Ray Flynn’s sight | Daily Mail Online Ray Flynn, 80, (pictured) from Audenshaw, Manchester, has become the first patient in the world to receive an artificial retina for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Magnetic pulses to the brain deliver long-lasting relief for tinnitus patients
Depression treatment tool holds tremendous promise for patients with debilitating condition
Building a better microscope – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons
Scientists developed an ultra-thin, minimally invasive device for controlling brain cells with drugs and light

 

Science Daily Exponential Technologies Non-invasive device could end daily finger pricking for people with diabetes

 

Researchers develop world’s most sensitive test to detect infectious disease, superbugs — ScienceDaily Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world’s deadliest superbugs — C. difficile and MRSA among them — could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens, experts report after developing the world’s most sensitive detection test.” id=”metasummary

 

Cancer cure breakthrough? Scientists find way to turn cancer cells into healthy tissues | Christian News on Christian Today Scientists led by Scott Lowe, Ph.D., of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed a breakthrough way of combating cancer cells that may change cancer treatment forever. This is through the reactivating a single gene that will turn cancer cells back to healthy tissues.

 

Science Daily Exponential Technologies Light fixture kills bacteria safely, continuously

 

Biggest healthcare technology advancements in 2015 According to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, “constant change is the new normal” for healthcare technology professions. Every year there are many impressive advances with medical equipment which allow medical professionals to manage diseases and improve the quality of lives for their patients.

 

Science Daily Exponential Technologies 3-D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques
Echocardiography and CT combined to produce heart model

 

Science Daily Exponential Technologies Smartphone app may prevent dangerous freezing of gait in Parkinson’s patients

 

3D printed jaw piece made in Melbourne helps man to eat again An Australian-first surgical procedure has fixed a rare deformity that made eating incredibly painful.

 

Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesBionic eye clinical trial results show long-term safety, efficacy vision-restoring implant: Patients using Argus II experienced significant improvement in visual function, quality of life — ScienceDaily

 

Cloud tech can make a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare irrelevant | CIO If opponents of the Affordable Care Act prevail in their court battle, Amazon Web Services can essentially nullify the victory.

 

Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesAccess to electricity is linked to reduced sleep — ScienceDaily
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Supercomputers surprisingly link DNA crosses to cancer
Researchers find hotspots of genetic instability in cancer using Stampede and Lonestar

 

Science Daily Exponential Technologies Future oncology explores role of biomarkers and next generation sequencing
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging
Benefits demonstrated in mice and yeast; piloted in humans
Remarkable recovery in mesothelioma patient raises hope for new treatment Bradley Selmon had his proposal all planned out. While he and his partner Karen were holidaying in Europe in the spring of 2013 he’d pop the question.

 

Simple smartphone device to catch skin cancer early – KOLLY TALK Simple smartphone device to catch skin cancer early – skin-cancer New York, June 11 : As we know, any cancer can be tackled better if detected early. With skin cancer, the chance of survival can be 98 percent

 

Could Anyone Really Transplant a Head? — Science of Us

 

How Authorities Hope to Keep MERS From Spreading in the US | abc7.com A South Korean outbreak has left 36 infected and 3 dead.

 

 Programming DNA to reverse antibiotic resistance in bacteria

 

 Ultrasound is making new waves throughout medicine

 

 Microendoscope could eliminate unneeded biopsies

 

This blood test can tell you every virus you’ve ever had – The Washington Post Scientists have created a new blood test that can detect every virus that has ever infected an individual.

 

 Eyes sealed shut: Seamless closure of surgical incisions

 

 Use of computerized clinical decision support tools leads to small reduction in inappropriate advanced imaging studies

 

Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type. The National Cancer Institute’s NCI-MATCH trial will be a massive precision medicine experiment…

 

DNA Studies Show Mind and Body Are One (Page 1) Here’s how DNA can be thought of in the context of the mind-over-matter or matter-over-mind debate … (Page 1)

 

Up Close With the ‘BairClaw’ Robot Hand | News & Opinion | PCMag.com PCMag visited UCLA’s Biomechatronics Lab for a look at its advancements in prosthetic limbs.” lang=”en-us

 

Prosthetic hands with a sense of touch? ‘Sensory feedback’ from artificial limbs — ScienceDaily

 

Virtual reality is helping stroke patients to walk Virtual reality might be closely associated with gaming, but now the medical profession is getting in on the action.

 

 

The Dental 3D Printers of SIDEX 2015 – 3D Printing Industry 3DPI has ground floor coverage of the SIDEX 2015 dental conference in Korea, where a variety of companies and their 3D printers are outlined.

 

A chip placed under the skin for more precise medicine — ScienceDaily It’s only a centimeter long, it’s placed under your skin, it’s powered by a patch on the surface of your skin and it communicates with your mobile phone. The new biosensor chip is capable of simultaneously monitoring the concentration of a number of molecules, such as glucose and cholesterol, and certain drugs.” id=”metasummary

 

 Job-sharing with nursing robots

 

Feds Help Finance Creation of Implantable Body Antenna for ‘Long-term Patient Monitoring’ | Washington Free Beacon NSF provided $5,070 to test devices

3D printing in medicine

Nano-capsules designed for diagnosing malignant tumors

 

Robotic arm precisely controlled by thought | KurzweilAI Erik Sorto smoothly controls robotic arm with his brain (credit: Spencer Kellis and Christian Klaes /Caltech) Paralyzed from the neck down, Erik G. Sorto

 

From the lab: Algorithms to get machines to study medical reports | The Indian Express Developing algorithms that separate the images of tumours or lesions in the brain from the background.

 

New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists – The Washington Post Four U.S. hospitals are using the Sedasys machine, which is limited to simple screenings in healthy patients.

 

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood | WIRED Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford and founded a company called Theranos with her tuition money. Now, instead of vials of blood, Theranos requires only a pinprick and a drop of blood…

 

A chip placed under the skin for more precise medicine — ScienceDaily It’s only a centimeter long, it’s placed under your skin, it’s powered by a patch on the surface of your skin and it communicates with your mobile phone. The new biosensor chip is capable of simultaneously monitoring the concentration of a number of molecules, such as glucose and cholesterol, and certain drugs.” id=”metasummary