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BioBots low-cost 3-D printer can make human organs and bones

August 28th, 2015 at 6:30 pm » Comments Off

At a Drexel University lab in Philadelphia, a desktop 3-D printer is printing miniature samples of bones. In Toronto, another researcher is using the same printer to make living tumors for drug testing. It looks like an ordinary 3-D printer, but instead of plastic, it squirts out living cells.  

New discovery of vessels linking the brain to the immune system

August 14th, 2015 at 7:18 pm » Comments Off

New research has found that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The finding means the textbooks will have to be rewritten.  

Scientists grow human mini-brains that are giving big insights into autism

July 31st, 2015 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

Scientists first grew mini-hearts in a lab. Then they 3D printed skin. Now scientists have taken “body on a chip” to a whole new level.

Anti-inflammatory ‘smart drug’ activates only in high-inflammation areas

July 31st, 2015 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and the University of Colorado have developed a dynamic anti-inflammatory “smart” drug that can target specific sites in the body and could enhance the body’s natural ability to fight infection while reducing side effects.

Curing blindness by healing eyes and brain together with gene therapy

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:35 pm » Comments Off

Reversing blindness, repairing damaged cells int he eye and also rearranges the brain to help process the new information with gene therapy.  

ReWalk Robotics unveils faster, sleeker exoskeleton

July 20th, 2015 at 4:33 pm » Comments Off

Israel’s ReWalk Robotics unveiled the ReWalk Personal 6.0 this month as Robert Woo, a paraplegic, demonstrated the new exoskeleton by walking down the streets of New York City.

Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning

June 30th, 2015 at 9:26 pm » Comments Off

Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria.  In recent years the science involving bacteria in the gut and its link to health and cognitive functioning has boomed.  Parkinson’s disease has even been linked to changes in gut bacteria.  Published in the journal Neuroscience, a new study shows that diets high in fat and sugar are probably […]

First 3D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques

June 30th, 2015 at 9:17 pm » Comments Off

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital congenital heart experts have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart.  

Top 11 tech innovations that could change medicine

June 22nd, 2015 at 2:03 pm » Comments Off

Huge changes in medicine and healthcare fueled by technology are heading our way.  

Injectable electronic brain implants

June 12th, 2015 at 4:56 pm » Comments Off

 U.S. and Chinese scientists have, for the first time, developed a method to inject microelectronic devices such as wires and transistors directly into the brain (or other body parts) to measure or stimulate neural activity.