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Israeli smokable cannabis sticks to hit US market in January

November 17th, 2020 at 12:18 pm » Comments Off

StickIt CBD sticks The main upside to these smokable sticks is their consistency. The sticks allow for accurate, measured doses of cannabis extracts, making them much easier to regulate worldwide. The Israeli start-up industry could be taking over an unexpected new market: smokable cannabis sticks. Last month, an Israeli start-up, TrichomeShell, which makes a smokable […]

This electronic patch can monitor, treat heart disease, say scientists

November 16th, 2020 at 8:31 pm » Comments Off

According to the scientists, while pacemakers and other implantable devices are used to monitor and treat irregular heartbeats, these are mostly made with rigid materials that can’t move to accommodate a beating heart. The patch has been developed with rubbery electronic materials compatible with heart tissue Researchers have developed a patch made from rubbery electronics […]

Don’t drop your diet yet, but scientists have discovered how CRISPR can burn fat

November 7th, 2020 at 2:14 pm » Comments Off

A personalized therapy for metabolic conditions that are linked to obesity could involve removing a small amount of a person’s fat, transforming it into an energy-burning variation using CRISPR gene-editing, and then re-implanting it into the body, according to researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In tests involving mice, the implanted human fat […]

Wearable sensors can be printed directly onto skin at room temperature

October 23rd, 2020 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

  An example of the new wearable sensor developed at Penn State University Flexible electronics have opened up some interesting possibilities when it comes to wearable sensors that can be applied to the skin, taking the form of tattoo-like films and sleeves that monitor various aspects of human health. Scientists at Penn State University have […]

This extremely slippery VR treadmill could be your next home gym

October 14th, 2020 at 12:04 pm » Comments Off

The Virtuix Omni One is supposed to ship next year Virtual reality startup Virtuix is building a VR treadmill for your home. The Omni One is an elaborate full-body controller that lets you physically run, jump, and crouch in place. Following an earlier business- and arcade-focused device, it’s supposed to ship in mid-2021 for $1,995, […]

The future is cyborg: Kaspersky study finds support for human augmentation

September 27th, 2020 at 2:39 pm » Comments Off

  LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly two thirds of people in leading Western European countries would consider augmenting the human body with technology to improve their lives, mostly to improve health, according to research commissioned by Kaspersky. As humanity journeys further into a technological revolution that its leaders say will change every aspect of our lives, […]

3D printing a meatless world: Self-medication with 3D printed food

September 15th, 2020 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

  As we’ve seen previously in this series, 3D printing could have a significant impact on the burgeoning meatless meat industry. Moreover, everything is surimi is everything, and everything is surimi. These two claims of mine could have a substantial effect on 3D printing as an industry and our world in general, if they turn […]

As telemedicine replaces the physical exam, what are doctors missing?

September 8th, 2020 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

Virtual medical appointments are more common since the coronavirus pandemic began. But without physical exams, doctors may miss certain diagnoses and miss out on building relationships with patients. Despite a foothold in medicine that predates Hippocrates himself, the traditional physical exam might be on the verge of extinction. The coronavirus crisis has driven more routine […]

The surprising upsides of worrying

September 3rd, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

  Anxiety can be exhausting, but there is often a reason for it – and there are some surprising benefits to certain kinds of worrying. “I’m a near-professional worrier,” admits Kate Sweeny ruefully. She’s struggled for much of her life with anxiety over things she can’t entirely control – including, these days, whether her parents […]

LG unveils a battery-powered air purifier you strap to your face

September 3rd, 2020 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

  LG is releasing a face-mounted, battery-powered air purifier Korean electronics giant LG has adapted its home air purifying technology into a battery-powered, air purifying face mask with twin H13 HEPA filters, multi-speed fans and a UV-LED sterilizing case. But there’s still a lot we don’t know. The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, as LG is […]

Body fat transformed by CRISPR gene editing helps mice keep weight off

September 1st, 2020 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

  A 3D illustration of brown fat cells, which both burn and store energy  White fat cells can be turned into energy-burning brown fat using CRISPR gene-editing technology. These engineered cells have helped mice avoid weight gain and diabetes when on a high-fat diet, and could eventually be used to treat obesity-related disorders, say the […]

World-first database catalogs 1,000s of viruses in our gut microbiome

August 31st, 2020 at 3:01 pm » Comments Off

  A new study detected over 33,000 unique virus populations that reside in human gut microbiomes Researchers from Ohio State University have created the first catalog of viral populations known to inhabit the human gut. Called the Gut Virome Database, the study suggests each person’s gut viral population is as unique as their fingerprints. Our […]

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