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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Recent tests have shown that switching off the satiety neurons caused mice to eat more and double their weight in three weeks. When the cells’ function was restored, the mice reduced the amount they ate each day by about 25pc.
A fleeting fleck of electronics smaller than a grain of rice can wirelessly relay critical health information and then gently dissolve away. The transient sensors can measure pressure, temperature, pH, motion, flow, and potentially specific biomolecules that could improve patient care.