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AI assistant can diagnose breast cancer with near perfect accuracy

July 1st, 2016 at 2:20 pm » Comments Off

Physicians are pretty good at detecting breast cancer. However, they certainly aren’t perfect. Human pathologists can accurately identify the disease with 96 percent accuracy by reviewing breast biopsy samples, without even coming in contact with the patient. That’s an extremely impressive rate, given that cancer misdiagnosis can occur up to 28 percent of the time, according to […]



IKEA wants to help restaurants build their own indoor farms

June 27th, 2016 at 3:35 pm » Comments Off

The furniture chain is getting into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at a time. Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA is known for its simple, affordable furniture that populates dorm rooms and studio apartments across the country. Now, the furniture chain is hoping to get into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at […]



Woman from Texas is the first to undergo Optogenetic Therapy

June 23rd, 2016 at 2:33 pm » Comments Off

A blind woman in Texas is now the first person to undergo therapy based on a technology called optogenetics. The therapy will create light-sensing cells in one of her eyes and enable her to see again. Doctors don’t yet know if it worked, but the implications of an optogenetics trial could be significant for patients suffering […]



Stroke symptoms reversed in medical study

June 8th, 2016 at 5:49 pm » Comments Off

Doctors may have made a revolutionary breakthrough in the way we treat stroke patients. Patients in the trial study regained the ability to talk, walk and live normal lives, all thanks to a stem cell treatment.



Can a dead brain person be brought to life?

June 6th, 2016 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

The IRB at Anupam Hospital in India has approved Bioquark to recruit 20 patients who have been classed as clinically brain dead. The company is wanting to revive brain function and use brain and spinal cord stimulation, bioactive molecules and stem cells. Within just 15 days it is in hope that the results will be […]



Genetic editing of humans won’t be easy to stomach

June 2nd, 2016 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

Some futurists believe that humans will eventually  all become ones and zeroes. This would be a result of a total merger with machines and the microprocessor, before this century is out.



Smart contact lens monitors diabetes and delivers drugs

May 31st, 2016 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Researchers have made a smart contact lens that could be used to monitor diabetes and dispense drugs on-demand. The system includes cool-looking eyeglasses that wirelessly power and communicate with the circuit-lined, drug-releasing lens that a patient could wear for up to a month.



What “Sleep” Will Be Like in the future

May 24th, 2016 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

Futurists are accustomed to launching headfirst into some very complex subjects, but even the most high-minded and enthusiastic of prognosticators may take a pass when it comes to dealing with the future of sleep. That’s no cop out, it’s just that we humans — those in the developed world at least — maintain such a […]



J&J project aims to predict and prevent diseases

March 25th, 2016 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

Johnson & Johnson is ramping up its latest project to learn how to predict who will develop particular diseases and also find therapies to prevent or stop the disease early on. Early prevention is the key.



Bill Gates to back waterless toilet that will revolutionize global sanitation

March 25th, 2016 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation first challenged the world to design a sustainable and inexpensive toilet, researchers from Cranfield University may have a viable contender - the Nano Membrane Toilet. It was funded by the Gates Foundation in September 2012 for $710,000.



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