Stephen and Amelie Trice learned eight years ago that their three-year-old son Troupe needed a new heart. Troupe was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, an extremely rare and deadly condition in which the heart is unable to relax between heartbeats. Continue Reading »
Google’s investment fund, Google Ventures, has backed companies like Uber and Nest. Now the biggest percentage of Google Ventures’ assets are invested in science and, in particular, oncology. Continue Reading »
Australia’s top body for medical research has concluded, after undertaking an extensive review of existing studies, that homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition. Continue Reading »
Google is becoming increasingly ingrained in the fabric of our daily health-and-wellbeing habits, from answering heath-related questions in its search results to a fitness data platform for developers. Continue Reading »
Doctors already use sweat for drug tests and insight on diseases like cystic fibrosis, and can be as helpful as blood in checking on health. Continue Reading »
A new radical plan for human head transplants is set to be announced. But is this ethically sensitive procedure even feasible? Continue Reading »
Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, when compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol. Researchers may also be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use. Continue Reading »
The tricorder was a handheld device, featured on the Star Trek shows and movies, that is able to diagnose a wounded or sick patient in seconds.
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It’s hard to wait for the future to get here and give us all the amazing things we’ve dreamed up in our countless sci-fi books and movies (I’m still waiting for the hover-boards Back to the Future promised me). Though much of what we’ve seen on the big screen is still decades or millennia away… or straight up impossible by our current understanding of the universe, there are several sci-fi level technological and scientific advances we’re likely to see in just the next decade.
Blogger Jordan Lejuwaan over at High Existence has compiled a list of ten such advances to look forward to in the not-to-distant future: