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Teenager designs system that can keeps you safe from germs on planes

May 21st, 2015 at 5:49 pm » Comments Off

Plane are generally disgusting germ-filled places.  Who knows what is on that tray table, and what kind of germs that person with a hacking cough in the seat next to you will spread?  

95 percent of parents of overweight children think they look ‘just right’

May 20th, 2015 at 1:28 pm » Comments Off

After researchers looked at data on how parents perceive their overweight young children, they learned that 94.9 percent believe the kids’ size to be “just right.”  

Delivering drugs straight into the brain

May 19th, 2015 at 4:46 pm » Comments Off

A team of Canadian scientists has found a way to inject the drugs directly into the brain, breaking the barrier of the human body that keeps the nervous and circulatory systems apart by using “carrier” antibodies.  

Improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas with smarter, cheaper technologies

May 13th, 2015 at 9:25 pm » Comments Off

Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine have developed new paper and flexible polymer substrates with special sensing devices for rapid and accurate detection of pathogens such as HIV, various bacteria, and CD4+ T lymphocytes.  

Here’s what to know before starting a digital detox

May 13th, 2015 at 9:19 pm » Comments Off

From endlessly scanning social media sites to incessantly checking emails, we don’t always have the healthiest relationship with technology, we tote around serious digital baggage day after day that wreaks havoc on our minds and bodies.  

Science says you should spend money on experiences, not things

May 13th, 2015 at 9:16 pm » Comments Off

Money can make you happier, but after you basic needs are met, it really doesn’t make you much more happier.  One of the the biggest questions then is how do we allocate our money, which is (for most of us) a limited resource.  

Why being a doctor became a miserable profession

May 11th, 2015 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

How did it get this bad?  About 300 physicians commit suicide every year, and nine out of ten doctors are discouraging others from joining the profession.  

Creating artificial blood vessels

May 8th, 2015 at 4:00 pm » Comments Off

Researchers from Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and Vienna Medical University (MedUni Vienna) have developed artificial blood vessels made from a special elastomer material (thermoplastic polyurethanes) with excellent mechanical properties.  

Some hospitals are allowing patients to be hospitalized at home

May 5th, 2015 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

The program provides hospital-level care while sparing the patient the possible discomforts of a hospital stay.  When 82 year old Martin Fernandez went to Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency room recently with a high fever and excruciating abdominal pain, he and his family were asked an unexpected question. He would have to be officially admitted to receive […]

Body Labs 3D body scanning could find applications in everything from fashion to fitness

May 5th, 2015 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Body Labs 3D body scan. Manhattan-based startup Body Labs wants to 3D scan human bodies. But unlike scanning a piece of furniture, your body changes, and a scan today won’t be exactly the same as a scan made three weeks ago. That is exactly what Body Labs is counting on. Body Labs is exploring just […]