The world of 3D printing is producing more incredible ways that the technology can be used every day. With the ability to create a 3D printed skeleton of a living animal, the world of modern medicines has opened up even more unforeseen avenues in both veterinary and human medicine.
Diagnosing depression isn't always the easiest thing to do, even for human psychiatrists, so how hard would it be for a computer to do it? This is the idea behind a new program called SimSensei.
A study at Harvard university has found a possible method which utilizes a change in intestinal microbes to induce rapid loss of weight in mice.
A new study by a research group in Albuquerque, N.M, indicates that brains scans on newly released criminals can predict whether they will re-offend.
An amazing new gel presents a possible revolution to on-site medical assistance, as it is able to seal even large lacerations almost immediately. Video inside!
The ability for doctors to perform all kinds of successful organ transplants has made a big difference to our society, but the problem of having enough organ donors available is still a big problem; a problem that may have just gotten a big helping hand—at least for people who need new livers.
“FindZebra” is the Google of rare diseases. A new search engine, made by scientists for scientist, which lists more than 30,000 medical articles from ten major medical sources around the net. If you have a rare disease, you’ll find it here.
Scientists have turned an Apple iPhone into a microscope for detecting intestinal worm infections, highlighting the potential of everyday technology for medical uses.
Experiments on plants show that changes in gravity damage cells and cause ‘traffic jam’ on vital highways of the organism.
An un-named man in the United States just received a 3D printed skull implant for skull reconstruction surgery that took place on March 4th. Oxford Performance Materials of Connecticut (OPM) made the new implant, which was the first of its kind.
One of the most amazing things about nature is that it holds many secrets that we are only beginning to discover. This is especially true when it comes nature’s remedy implemented in drugs to fight some of our worst diseases, and bees are possibly one of the newest sources of a medical miracle.
IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, first became known as the best question giver on the Jeopardy! TV game show. Now it is a lot smaller, more powerful and will soon be diagnosing, preventing and even helping to cure diverse cancers.
A new medical study has discovered that among a group of older people, those who played video games were generally happier than those who didn't.
For the first time, doctors are saying they have cured an infant of HIV by using an aggressive new treatment method. Though still no solution for adults with HIV, this may be a turning point for children with the virus.
Japan just approved an external robotic suit that people can use to assist them in everyday life. This new suit would be very beneficial for the disabled, elderly with helping them get around safely.
Google, Facebook, Amazon and other top technology companies have teamed up with scientists from Cancer Research UK to develop a game aimed at accelerating the search for a cure for cancer.
A study of postgraduate surgeons at the University of Rome revealed that those who played the Nintendo Wii for an hour a day performed better than other non-gaming surgeons.
A researcher at the University of Salford in Manchester, UK, has invesnted a robot designed to care for the elderly, another step towards a wider introduction of robots to the healthcare sector.
Researchers are looking a new micro size nanosensor that would float around in our bloodstream monitoring our heart health. This device would warn patients by sending a message directly to their smartphone.
For the first time ever an actual device was powered by the ear itself, although it was the ear of a guinea pig. Scientists are saying that they have found a way to tap into the body’s own electrical energy to power small devices!