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Nanorobots target cancerous tumors with precision

August 26th, 2016 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumours. This way of injecting medication ensures the optimal targeting […]



VR and exoskeletons help paraplegics regain movement

August 24th, 2016 at 7:02 am » Comments Off

  After twelve months, eight patients and 2,052 sessions spread over 1,958 hours, Duke University is publishing some promising results from a study seeking to demonstrate the ability for brain-machine interfaces to help restore mobility in humans.



AI’s Healing Power

August 23rd, 2016 at 6:56 am » Comments Off

Artificial intelligence originally aspired to replace doctors. Researchers imagined robots that could ask you questions, run the answers through an algorithm that would learn with experience and tell whether you had the flu or a cold. However, those promises largely failed, as artificial intelligent algorithms were too rudimentary to perform those functions.



Scientists Regrow Teeth With New Technologies

August 23rd, 2016 at 6:29 am » Comments Off

All people would prefer a 5-minute oral session that will permit our dental practitioner to regrow our organic tooth, right? This can all be extremely feasible soon thanks to the Harvard-led team that effectively utilized low-powered laser lights to coax stem cells to develop brand-new dentine – the difficult core of the tooth.



IBM’s Watson saves a woman from leukemia

August 23rd, 2016 at 6:07 am » Comments Off

IBM’s Watson has done everything from winning at Jeopardy to cooking exotic meals, but it appears to have accomplished its greatest feat yet: saving a life. University of Tokyo doctors report that the artificial intelligence diagnosed a 60-year-old woman’s rare form of leukemia that had been incorrectly identified months earlier. The analytical machine took just 10 minutes to compare the patient’s genetic changes […]



‘Neural Dust’ Could Monitor Your Brain Wirelessly

August 18th, 2016 at 7:04 am » Comments Off

Science fiction that features wires connecting brains to computers might now be obsolete. Wireless powered implants, each smaller than a grain of rice, could serve as “neural dust” that can one day scan and stimulate brain cells. Such research could one day help lead to next-generation brain-machine interfaces for controlling prosthetics, exoskeletons and robots, as […]



Wearable Patch Can Help Monitor Health. No batteries required.

August 18th, 2016 at 6:52 am » Comments Off

A battery-free electronic patch that sticks onto skin like a temporary tattoo can be powered wirelessly by smartphones to help monitor health, researchers say. A variety of  wearable technology is on the market to monitor life signs, but these mostly possess hard components that have to be strapped onto the body. Scientists have been developing stretchable electronics that […]



‘Smart’ Thread Could Be a Game-Changer for Doctors

August 15th, 2016 at 7:19 am » Comments Off

Scientists are working to take “wearable” technology to a whole new level. Or, more accurately, to new depths. A group of Tufts University-led researchers recently announced that it created a first-of-its kind “smart” thread that can be sutured into human tissues. The goal? To collect data on tissue health, as well as monitor wounds or infections, all of […]



3D Breakthrough: Printed Tiny Cameras

August 11th, 2016 at 7:13 am » Comments Off

Another breakthrough has been made in the world of 3D printing as new tiny cameras have now been developed using this technology that is small enough to be injected into the human body with just a standard syringe.  That is pretty impressive!  These tiny, microscopic cameras are the size of a grain of salt, but […]



Can an electronic face ‘tattoo’ biometrically map your mood swings?

August 7th, 2016 at 6:33 am » Comments Off

Here’s a tattoo your mom might actually condone you getting. The temporary, electronic “tattoo,” developed by a team of scientists at Tel Aviv University’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, sticks to skin and uses a carbon electrode and a conductive polymer to measure biometric signals for hours. When worn on the face, the electrodes are sensitive […]



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