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Digital pill tracks how patients use opioids

December 19th, 2017 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

This special gel capsule, which fits over a regular pill, has a sensor to notify doctors when a patient has swallowed a dose of medicine.

An organism that regenerates could allow us to heal humans

December 1st, 2017 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

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.

US just approved a digital pill that knows whether or not you took it

November 16th, 2017 at 1:18 am » Comments Off

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 […]

This library of street drugs predicts mass overdoses

November 11th, 2017 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

Meet the scientists building a library of designer drugs.

Young people’s blood could help treat Alzheimer’s

November 6th, 2017 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

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

November 4th, 2017 at 5:37 pm » Comments Off

Why can’t handheld ultrasound devices come with the same motion-sensing technology inside a video game controller?

Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical ‘glue’ for closing wounds

October 27th, 2017 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

It’s elastic enough to keep a wound sealed on an inflated lung.

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 […]

Meet the nocebo effect, the placebo effect’s evil twin that makes you feel pain

October 10th, 2017 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

A fascinating new study finds patients report worse side effects when a drug costs more money.

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