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June 30th, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning

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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 impacting cognitive functioning, because of their impact on the type of bacteria that thrive on high-fat and high-sugar diets.   Continue Reading »

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June 30th, 2015 at 9:17 pm

First 3D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques

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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.   Continue Reading »

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June 25th, 2015 at 10:13 am

Airing – world’s first hoseless, maskless, cordless CPAP device

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Your whole day can be ruined by missing out on a good night’s sleep. Your mood can be affected, you can find it hard to focus, and it can be nearly impossible to shake the sleepy feeling.

 

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June 22nd, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Top 11 tech innovations that could change medicine

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

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June 19th, 2015 at 10:34 am

Experts: online human breast milk comes with serious health risks

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British experts have recently warned the growing online craze among some fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers for buying and drinking human breast milk poses serious health risks.   Continue Reading »

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June 8th, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Ambulance drones on the rise

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos caused quite a stir in December 2013, with the announcement of his company’s plans to offer 30-minute product deliveries via unmanned aerial vehicles (more commonly referred to as “drones”).   Continue Reading »

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June 5th, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Using genome sequencing to improve patient care

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According to one speaker at Advances in Genome Biology, a conference for genomic scientists held earlier this year, the use of genome sequencing to improve patient care is no longer a far-off goal – it’s happening today.   Continue Reading »

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June 5th, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Preserving memories forever?

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It is the stuff of urban legends about Walt Disney, sci-fi cartoons and B-movies; the science of cryonics - preserving living (or dead) beings in low temperatures until they can be resuscitated.   Continue Reading »

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May 27th, 2015 at 9:24 pm

New crazy device that promises perfect vision for the rest of your life

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Having invented a device that lets you see “three times better than 20/20 vision” without wearing any contacts or glasses at all — for an entire lifetime, an optometrist from British Columbia believes he’s created the holy grail of corrective lenses.   Continue Reading »

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May 27th, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Turning blood into neural cells

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McMaster University scientists, discovered, simply by having people roll up their sleeve and provide a blood sample, how to make adult sensory neurons from human patients. Continue Reading »

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