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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.  



Improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas with smarter, cheaper technologies

May 13th, 2015 at 9:25 pm » Comments Off

Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine have developed new paper and flexible polymer substrates with special sensing devices for rapid and accurate detection of pathogens such as HIV, various bacteria, and CD4+ T lymphocytes.  



Creating artificial blood vessels

May 8th, 2015 at 4:00 pm » Comments Off

Researchers from Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and Vienna Medical University (MedUni Vienna) have developed artificial blood vessels made from a special elastomer material (thermoplastic polyurethanes) with excellent mechanical properties.  



Man-made DNA that can mimic killer diseases, injecting them into patients create immunity

April 18th, 2015 at 7:21 pm » Comments Off

Man-made artificial DNA strands that mimic deadly diseases such as the flu, Ebola, cancer, and HIV have recently been created by scientists.  Researchers are claiming that the treatments could be the key to defeating these killer diseases.  Human trials have already begun and results are with researchers saying the results are promising.  



Head transplant complications could be “worse than death”

April 16th, 2015 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian man, last week announced that he will become the subject of the first human head transplant ever performed, having volunteered to have his head removed and installed on another person’s body.  



Scientists able to “Delete” HIV virus from human DNA

April 2nd, 2015 at 6:19 pm » Comments Off

Using a DNA-snipping enzyme called Cas9, scientists were able to cut out the virus.  



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.



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