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, […]
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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)
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.
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.
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’ 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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