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Scientists just made implantable batteries powered by body fluids

August 17th, 2017 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Scientists have built flexible batteries for use in wearable electronics and medical implants that can operate from inside your body, powered by liquids like saline solution and cell-culture. Both the efficiency and the output of the batteries out-performed lithium-ion.



New device can heal with a single touch, and even repair brain injuries

August 16th, 2017 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

A new device has been developed at The Ohio State University, which turns cells into other types of cells required for treating diseased conditions. During testing, one touch completely repaired injured legs of mice over three weeks



The next Pharmaceutical revolution could be 3D printed

August 16th, 2017 at 9:34 am » Comments Off

Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, plus other components that give the organs their structure and allow them to function as we need them to.



A new way to reproduce

August 15th, 2017 at 9:22 am » Comments Off

Scientists are trying to manufacture eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Will it end reproduction as we know it?



Edible robot surgeons will cure you from the inside out

August 14th, 2017 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Back in 1985, the best robotic surgeon we had was the Puma 560, a manipulator arm just barely more advanced than Rocky Balboa’s robo-butler. Just barely. The Puma was nevertheless revolutionary. It was the very first mechanical operator, progenitor to steady-handed robo-surgeons like the DaVinci system. But in the near future, robots will no longer […]



Will stem cells replace dental implants?

August 11th, 2017 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

For many, a toothache may bring up their deepest and darkest fears. The reality for many is that the dentist can send you through a wave of emotions, to the point that you may end up trying to avoid your appointment entirely.



Making on-demand organ transplants possible with cryopreservation

August 10th, 2017 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

According to a recent report in Nature Biotechnology, about 70 percent of eligible donated hearts never get utilized and up to 20 percent of donated kidneys are discarded in the United States today. And worldwide only 10 percent of the organ need is being met, according to the World Health Organization who calls the shortage […]



The first made-for-iPhone cochlear implant will help even more people FaceTime and listen to music

August 5th, 2017 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

Apple does pretty well when it comes to accessibility for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The tech giant offers more than 50 models of hearing devices that, when linked to an iPhone, introduce a host of useful settings not available to the basic iPhone user. 



This chip beams images onto the brain to help the blind see again

July 22nd, 2017 at 2:52 pm » Comments Off

Circumventing your eyes entirely, this chip beams images from the world onto the brain to help restore sight



Wireless power could enable ingestible electronics

July 19th, 2017 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

Small sensors or drug delivery devices could reside in the GI tract indefinitely



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