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The most dangerous ‘date rape drug’ by far – alcohol

September 26th, 2014 at 8:50 am » Comments Off

The substance most commonly associated with drug-facilitated sexual assault is alcohol. Last month, the news that a nail polish was being developed to detect “date rape drugs,” created a media furor, attracting praise and skepticism in roughly equal measure. But this is not the first product that claims to detect drugs added surreptitiously to drinks. In recent years, […]



Chinese hospital introduces hands-free automatic sperm extractor

September 26th, 2014 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

Automatic sperm extractor. A hospital in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, China, has introduced a new machine that makes sperm donation even easier- an automatic hands-free sperm extractor. Have scientists gone a little too far with this invention? (Video)    



Artificial sweeteners have been linked to obesity: Study

September 24th, 2014 at 9:24 am » Comments Off

Sugar substitutes might be exacerbating metabolic disease. Artificial sweeteners have widely been seen as a way to combat obesity and diabetes, but according to a new study, the sugar substitutes could, in part, be contributing to the global epidemic of these conditions.    



Sticky nanobeads strip bacteria and viruses from blood

September 19th, 2014 at 9:31 am » Comments Off

Blood cleansing machine. A new device developed by bioengineers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute uses magnetism to rid the bloodstream of pathogens that are the source of deadly infections.  



Google Glass makes doctors better surgeons: Study

September 19th, 2014 at 9:24 am » Comments Off

Wearables may improve clinical outcomes in the OR. Healthcare is one of the ripest markets for Google Glass and Glass-based apps. While patient care has become increasingly data-driven, doctors need a way to receive the data while remaining hands-on with patients. (Video)    



‘Smart chopsticks’ let you check the safety and quality of your food

September 18th, 2014 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

‘Smart chopsticks’ There are risks to eating food in China, such as reused cooking oil and rusty woks that can pose a problem for your health.  In an effort to protect people from street food in China, and cash in on the recent obsession with wearable tech, Chinese internet service company Baidu have develop a pair of […]



Top 3 amazing ways 3D printing is already revolutionizing healthcare

September 17th, 2014 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

The Simulator Program surpasses conventional systems with next-generation mannequins and 3D printing. Gabriel Mandeville at five months old seemed like any other normal, healthy baby. Then he began having infantile spasms. The spasms became so frequent and severe that he had to undergo a hemispherectomy: a complicated surgical procedure that separates one side of the […]



Reprogrammed cells could fight ‘untreatable’ diseases in the future

September 15th, 2014 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Loring (front row, center) with the Loring Lab Group at the Center for Regenerative Medicine. Jeanne Loring, director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Scripps Research Institute, and her colleagues transplanted a set of cells into the spinal cords of mice that had lost use of their hind limbs to multiple sclerosis. Within a week, as the […]



DARPA ElectRx program explores new neuromodulation technology to help the body heal itself

September 9th, 2014 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

The new Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx)  (pronounced “electrics”) DARPA program aims to develop new high-precision, minimally invasive technologies for modulating nerve circuits to restore and maintain human health, initiated in support of the President’s brain initiative.    



Why taking breaks can make you happier, more focused, and more productive

September 8th, 2014 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

Breaks keep us from getting bored. You probably don’t want to take a break right now because you are too busy. Reading this post is probably one of the many tabs you have open on your browser right now. And, your to-do list is likely close by and packed with tasks.    



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