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Self-Propelling pills could mean the end of needle vaccines

February 13th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

These pills work like tiny speedboats. Open Wide A new type of tiny motor can help shuttle life-saving vaccines to where they need to go. For infants or those of us who are squeamish around needles, that could mean a future with fewer shots and more effective medicine. The problem with oral vaccines — ones […]

We can now grow perfect human blood vessels in a lab

February 3rd, 2019 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

The latest game changer in diabetes research might not be a new drug or a therapy. Instead, it could be a system of human blood vessels virtually identical to the ones currently transporting blood throughout your body. What makes these blood vessels special is that they are the first ones grown in a lab — […]

Giving poop is the new giving blood

February 2nd, 2019 at 2:03 pm » Comments Off

  A side effect of donating blood is the self-satisfaction in knowing that you’ve done your duty to help save a life. The whole process only takes about 15 minutes and you’re rewarded with a juice box and free cookies. While giving blood is super important—and always will be—if you really want to go the […]

Ping An Good Doctor launches commercial operation of One-minute Clinics in China

January 26th, 2019 at 2:35 am » Comments Off

Ping An Good Doctor’s first One-minute Clinic in Wuzhen, outside of Shanghai. Credit: Ping An Good Doctor. The company announced last week then it had placed its One-minute Clinics across 8 provinces and cities in China and signed service contracts for nearly 1,000 units. Last year, Ping An Good Doctor, a one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform […]

Patient receives 3D-printed rib implant in breakthrough procedure

January 11th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

3D printing made some big advances in the medical domain last year, and it seems like that trend isn’t going to slow down any time soon. Proving that point is an impressive procedure recently carried out in Bulgaria, in which a patient received one of the first 3D-printed ribs as part of a potentially lifesaving […]

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