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Curing blindness by healing eyes and brain together with gene therapy

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:35 pm » Comments Off

Reversing blindness, repairing damaged cells int he eye and also rearranges the brain to help process the new information with gene therapy.  

ReWalk Robotics unveils faster, sleeker exoskeleton

July 20th, 2015 at 4:33 pm » Comments Off

Israel’s ReWalk Robotics unveiled the ReWalk Personal 6.0 this month as Robert Woo, a paraplegic, demonstrated the new exoskeleton by walking down the streets of New York City.

Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning

June 30th, 2015 at 9:26 pm » Comments Off

Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria.  In recent years the science involving bacteria in the gut and its link to health and cognitive functioning has boomed.  Parkinson’s disease has even been linked to changes in gut bacteria.  Published in the journal Neuroscience, a new study shows that diets high in fat and sugar are probably […]

First 3D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques

June 30th, 2015 at 9:17 pm » Comments Off

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital congenital heart experts have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart.  

Top 11 tech innovations that could change medicine

June 22nd, 2015 at 2:03 pm » Comments Off

Huge changes in medicine and healthcare fueled by technology are heading our way.  

Injectable electronic brain implants

June 12th, 2015 at 4:56 pm » Comments Off

 U.S. and Chinese scientists have, for the first time, developed a method to inject microelectronic devices such as wires and transistors directly into the brain (or other body parts) to measure or stimulate neural activity.  

Lost memories reactivated by researchers with optogenetics

June 1st, 2015 at 7:50 pm » Comments Off

Researchers at MIT reveal, in a paper published last week in the journal Science, that they were able to reactivate memories that could not otherwise be retrieved, using a technology known as optogenetics.  

Tiny milimeter-size ‘millirobots’ could replace invasive surgery

June 1st, 2015 at 7:45 pm » Comments Off

Cross-section: three-component Gauss gun before (top) and after (bottom) firing. Researchers from the University of Houston have developed a concept for MRI-powered millimeter-size “millirobots” that could one day perform unprecedented minimally invasive medical treatments.  

New crazy device that promises perfect vision for the rest of your life

May 27th, 2015 at 9:24 pm » Comments Off

Having invented a device that lets you see “three times better than 20/20 vision” without wearing any contacts or glasses at all — for an entire lifetime, an optometrist from British Columbia believes he’s created the holy grail of corrective lenses.  

Delivering drugs straight into the brain

May 19th, 2015 at 4:46 pm » Comments Off

A team of Canadian scientists has found a way to inject the drugs directly into the brain, breaking the barrier of the human body that keeps the nervous and circulatory systems apart by using “carrier” antibodies.  

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