Impact Lab


Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: Medical Breakthrough


Edible sensor can measure your gut from within

October 13th, 2017 at 1:12 pm » Comments Off

It clings to your intestinal wall to track abnormalities and help diagnose disorders.



Company uses patient’s own cells to put and end to baldness, aging skin and tendon degeneration

October 10th, 2017 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense strength through his hair […]



Gizmos and Gadgets: augmented reality is coming to surgical suites

October 3rd, 2017 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

September 20, 2017 – Israel based, AUGmedics is the inventor of an augmented reality technology designed to enhance the performance of surgeons doing spinal operations. Called ViZOR, the application provides a heads-up display that enhances a surgeon’s perception. ViZOR gives the wearer a 3D spinal projection that goes below the skin by using the information […]



Nerve implant ‘restores consciousness’ to man in vegetative state

September 26th, 2017 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Stimulation of the vagus nerve allows patient who had been in a persistant vegetative state for 15 years to track objects with his eyes and respond to simple requests.



Portable diagnostic tool detects disease in 15 minutes

September 16th, 2017 at 8:36 pm » Comments Off

Biomedical engineers have created a portable diagnostic tool that detects disease markers as accurately as the current gold standard, while cutting the waiting time for results to 15 minutes.



Artificial wombs are coming and could completely change the debate over abortion

September 7th, 2017 at 4:36 pm » Comments Off

If a fetus can be transferred to a fabricated womb, can the right to abortion survive?



New camera can see through human body

September 7th, 2017 at 4:02 pm » Comments Off

Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body.



Stem cells treat baldness with PRP

August 26th, 2017 at 7:29 pm » Comments Off

Americans spend between one and four billion dollars a year treating hair loss. Now, four surgeons in the U.S. are testing a stem cell treatment in a non-surgical procedure. Overseas trials in Japan and Egypt are already showing some success.



Hair growth stimulated using stem cells

August 20th, 2017 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

A new study offers a deeper understanding of how hair grows, why it does not grow how it should, and what we can do about it.



The code of life

August 19th, 2017 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

Centuries ago we were writing on clay tablets. In this century we will write the stuff of life.



22 predictions square