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Print to order custom organs

March 24th, 2015 at 2:28 pm » Comments Off

Stephen and Amelie Trice learned eight years ago that their three-year-old son Troupe needed a new heart.  Troupe was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, an extremely rare and deadly condition in which the heart is unable to relax between heartbeats. 



Scientists could soon be reading your memories

March 13th, 2015 at 3:42 pm » Comments Off

Researchers have successfully mapped rats’ memories, could humans be next?  



Human head transplants in two years?

March 6th, 2015 at 1:17 pm » Comments Off

A new radical plan for human head transplants is set to be announced.  But is this ethically sensitive procedure even feasible?  



Scientists grow human hair in lab using stem cells

February 5th, 2015 at 1:35 pm » Comments Off

A new method for initiating human hair growth has been developed by Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) researchers, using human pluripotent stem cells to create new cells.



Real life Star Trek Tricorder By 2016?

January 27th, 2015 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

The tricorder was a handheld device, featured on the Star Trek shows and movies, that is able to diagnose a wounded or sick patient in seconds.



Study finds nasal spray effective treatment for Alzheimer’s and memory loss

January 15th, 2015 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off

Nasal spray could improve memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease. A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that an insulin nasal spray can improve cognitive function in those with Alzheimer’s disease and normal age-related memory problems. The study involved 60 adults who had normal age-related memory problems or mild to moderate Alzheimer’s (Claxton […]



How Virtual Reality can Help with Curing Alzheimers Disease

January 14th, 2015 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

90 year old grandmother tries Oculus Rift  Nearly 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. It is a devastating disease that leaves individuals as shells of their former selves. For the millions of family members of those affected by the disease, one of the hardest things in dealing with the disease is empathizing with the […]



Gelatin NanoParticles could Deliver Drugs to your Brain

January 14th, 2015 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Stroke victims could have more time to seek treatment that could reduce harmful effects on the brain, thanks to tiny blobs of gelatin that could deliver the medication to the brain non-invasively.



The Big Trends in 3-D Printing

January 10th, 2015 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

It’s been a fast-paced year for 3D printing, with more capital, more companies, and more big ideas than ever. Behind the scenes, we’ve witnessed no fewer than 50 new ventures raising money in the 3D printing sector. That doesn’t include more than 40 crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter alone.



How Scientists Can Turn off Pain Receptors

January 6th, 2015 at 1:20 pm » Comments Off

In research published in the medical journal Brain, Saint Louis University researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. and colleagues within SLU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic institutions have discovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain including pain caused by chemotherapeutic agents and bone cancer pain […]



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