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Sticky nanobeads strip bacteria and viruses from blood

September 19th, 2014 at 9:31 am » Comments Off

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.  



Google Glass makes doctors better surgeons: Study

September 19th, 2014 at 9:24 am » Comments Off

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’ let you check the safety and quality of your food

September 18th, 2014 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

‘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 […]



Top 3 amazing ways 3D printing is already revolutionizing healthcare

September 17th, 2014 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

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 […]



Reprogrammed cells could fight ‘untreatable’ diseases in the future

September 15th, 2014 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

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 […]



DARPA ElectRx program explores new neuromodulation technology to help the body heal itself

September 9th, 2014 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

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.    



Why taking breaks can make you happier, more focused, and more productive

September 8th, 2014 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

Breaks keep us from getting bored. You probably don’t want to take a break right now because you are too busy. Reading this post is probably one of the many tabs you have open on your browser right now. And, your to-do list is likely close by and packed with tasks.    



Eight facts that explain what’s wrong with health care in America

September 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Obamacare is not universal health care. If the American health care system were to break off from the United States and become its own economy, it would be the fifth-largest in the world. “It would be bigger than the United Kingdom or France and only behind the United States, China, Japan and Germany,” says David […]



New nanobots hunt down and destroy cancerous tumors

August 30th, 2014 at 8:10 am » Comments Off

Small weaponized robots, swarm into the human body, hunt down malignant tumors and destroy them. An army of tiny weaponized robots traveling around a human body, hunting down malignant tumors and destroying them from within sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel. But research in Nature Communications today from the University of California Davis Cancer […]



Undercover Colors – a special nail polish changes colors if exposed to a drugged drink

August 28th, 2014 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

Undercover Colors detects date-rape drug. Four college students from North Carolina State University have created a nail polish that may help protect the lives of college partiers everywhere. The polish — called “Undercover Colors” — will change shades if it becomes exposed to a drugged drink.    



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