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French researchers restore the youth of cells taken from 100 year old people

November 19th, 2015 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

Scientists in France were able to restore the youth of cells taken from people 100 years of age and older. They reprogrammed them to stem cells stage, demonstrating that aging is in fact reversible.

The future of the quantified brain

November 18th, 2015 at 5:53 pm » Comments Off

For years it was believed the brain was an elusive black box which we simply didn’t understand. And it’s true, scientific knowledge of the brain has been hard won.

Biotechnology startup will begin testing CRISPR gene editing on humans in 2017

November 6th, 2015 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

Editas CEO Katrine Bosley Editas Medicine, a biotechnology startup, will begin tests of a powerful new form of gene repair in humans within two years. Speaking this week at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Editas CEO Katrine Bosley said the company hopes to start a clinical trial in 2017 to treat a rare form […]

Flexible wearable sensor enables 24-hour blood flow monitoring

November 2nd, 2015 at 3:54 pm » Comments Off

The best medical devices for measuring blood flow today require the patient to first show up at a clinic or hospital, then stay very still during the imaging procedure. But an experimental sensor that clings to skin like a temporary tattoo could enable 24-hour monitoring of blood flow wherever a patient goes.

Top 5 car technologies that may become reality in the near future

November 2nd, 2015 at 3:46 pm » Comments Off

We live in an era where new technologies are appearing so fast that it is hard to follow all the new developments. But, personal transportation, the one most often associated with speeds and progress, so far remained largely untouched by the revolution in digital tech – when compared to what happened to communications in the […]

‘Matrix’-like brain training to speed up physical therapy possible in the future

October 28th, 2015 at 2:42 pm » Comments Off

It’s no easy task to learn to walk again after a traumatic accident. One of the hardest things for motor-impaired patients is to generate the correct brain signals to help them recover efficiently.

Researchers develop new test that detects all viruses that infect people and animals

October 23rd, 2015 at 5:58 pm » Comments Off

There are some 320,000 unique mammalian viruses, according to estimates by virologists, and likely exponentially more existing on the planet today. Determining an accurate number would require billions more dollars and a great deal more manpower than is currently given to the study of viruses. Though a handful of viruses live in and on our bodies at […]

Researchers at Stanford use Google Glass to treat autism in children

October 21st, 2015 at 4:17 pm » Comments Off

Researchers at Stanford University are using the Google Glass to help autistic children recognize and classify emotions. The Autism Glass Project, a part of the Wall Lab in the Stanford School of Medicine, has launched the second phase of its study.

The smart bathroom of the future

October 21st, 2015 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

The bathroom of the future is going to make your electric toothbrush look decidedly low-tech.  A futurologist has predicted that in less than 25 years smart mirrors could perform health checks, while robots will be able to do a person’s make-up and even paint their nails.

Paralyzed man first to walk using brain power alone

October 14th, 2015 at 9:13 pm » Comments Off

A paralyzed man is able to move using his brainpower thanks to a  ‘neural-bypass procedure’ that has been heralded a world first. Neurosurgeons achieved the world first by transmitting signals from the 26-year-old American’s brain to electrodes placed around both knees.

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