The gecko’s remarkable ability to regenerate its tail in the space of a month could help scientists figure out how to heal spine injuries in humans, and it’s all down to the regenerative ability of stem cells.
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Modern medicine can completely change someone’s life for the better, but only if they’re actually taking their prescriptions like they’re supposed to. Ensuring that a patient is actually taking their meds has, up to now, relied on the word of the patient, but the honor system is about to go the way of the dodo […]
Meet the scientists building a library of designer drugs.
It sounds more like science fiction than real world science, but researchers at Stanford University announced the first results of a novel study in which they infused blood from young donors into a small number of people with mild to moderate forms of Alzheimer’s disease in the hopes of improving the disease’s symptoms.
This handheld 3D body scanning device could replace the MRI — using the motion-sensing technology from a Nintendo Wii
Why can’t handheld ultrasound devices come with the same motion-sensing technology inside a video game controller?
It’s elastic enough to keep a wound sealed on an inflated lung.
It clings to your intestinal wall to track abnormalities and help diagnose disorders.
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 […]
A fascinating new study finds patients report worse side effects when a drug costs more money.
These days, a radiologist at UCSF will go through anywhere from 20 to 100 scans a day, and each scan can have thousands of images to review.