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Neuroscientists reverse symptoms of Alzheimer’s in mice

April 18th, 2014 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

Blockade of p25 generation in the brain of an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model mitigates amyloid plaque buildup. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s in mice have been reversed by limiting a certain protein in the brain, according to a report by neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory.    

UK scientists make custom-made body parts in the lab

April 10th, 2014 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Scientists are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab. Scientists in a north London hospital are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells.    

Flexible, stick-on electronic patches for wireless health monitoring

April 10th, 2014 at 8:21 am » Comments Off

Researchers at at John A. Rogers’ lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have incorporated off-the-shelf chips into flexible electronic patches to allow for high quality ECG and EEG monitoring. (Video)    

New technology promises the ability to regrow teeth

April 4th, 2014 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

New low-intensity pulsed ultrasound device helps regrow teeth. Researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) technology that they hope will ultimately be able to re-grow lost or severely damaged teeth from the root, eliminating the need for pricey prosthetics and painful procedures.  

Scientists discover mechanism that could regrow damaged nerves

April 3rd, 2014 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

The discovery could lead to developing a drug that can trigger regrowth of damaged nerves. Spinal cord injuries are currently irreparable. Most people who suffer from such an injury never fully recover, and many end up with partial or even full paralysis. Although we’ve made great strides in understanding how spinal injuries damage nerves and […]

Researchers create ‘electronic skin’ equipped with memory

April 3rd, 2014 at 9:19 am » Comments Off

The wearable sensor stores and transmits motion data and delivers drugs. A wearable device that is as thin as a temporary tattoo and can store and transmit data about a person’s movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs into skin has been developed by researchers.    

Surgeons replace woman’s entire cranium with 3D printed skull

April 1st, 2014 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

3D printed skullcap An anonymous man in the U.S. received what was then the world’s largest 3D-printed skull implant a year ago. That record has just been broken. A 22-year-old Dutch woman has just received a transplant of her entire cranium in an operation that lasted an incredible 23 hours. (Video)    

Foodini: World’s first 3D food printer prints fresh, nutritious foods

April 1st, 2014 at 9:34 am » Comments Off

Print different shapes to encourage kids to eat healthy foods. Food replicators used to be science fiction. But 3D food printers came along and started giving us things like chocolate on demand. But what about people who want to eat healthier food? Welcome Foodini, the world’s first 3D printer designed to print meals with fresh, nutritious ingredients. […]

India has declared the end of polio

March 27th, 2014 at 9:33 am » Comments Off

India has been polio free for the past 3 years. India had over 200,000 cases of polio reported in 1988. For the past three years, they’ve had 0. At the end of this month, the WHO will announce the end of polio in India.  

Top 5 emerging medical technologies to watch in 2014

March 26th, 2014 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Robotic check-ups Medical technology companies are focusing more than ever on products that deliver cheaper, faster, more efficient patient care. They are also making inroads with U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulators to re-engineer the complex review and approval process for new medical devices.    

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