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In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections | Reuters

KATY, Texas (Reuters) - As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year’s midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President Donald Trump and legalize marijuana.<p>Beto …

Recurrent Miscarriages Linked to a Lack of Stem Cells

Miscarriage is considered the most common kind of pregnancy loss. Up to 25 percent of all known first-trimester pregnancies end in miscarriage, and …

Pregnancy

Australia scientists develop 'bionic spine' which could help paralysed patients walk

Device can be inserted in the brain – without brain surgery – and could allow paralysed patients to operate robotic limbs “using thought alone”<p>Scientists in Australia have developed a “bionic spine” which could enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again by controlling a tiny paper …

The Gender Divide Is Shrinking in This Suprising Academic Field

The gender wage gap isn’t the only economic divide between the sexes to have on your radar. Women are also incredibly underrepresented across many career paths — the scientific community included. Research has shown that women are especially underrepresented in STEM fields like engineering and …

Optometry

Artificial pancreas better than pump for managing type 1 diabetes

The world's first clinical trial to compare three ways of delivering insulin to control glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes concludes …

Diabetes

Neuroprosthetics for paralysis: Biocompatible, flexible implant slips into the spinal cord

Immune cells that are first responders to a traumatic brain injury appear to also contribute to the secondary damage that can occur even days later, …

Neuroprosthetics for paralysis: Biocompatible, flexible implant slips into the spinal cord

New therapies are on the horizon for individuals paralyzed following spinal cord injury. The e-Dura implant can be applied directly to the spinal …

Bionic heart breakthrough: Scientists transplant device into sheep, hope for clinical trials

Medical and engineering specialists say they are on the cusp of a breakthrough after successfully transplanting a bionic heart into a sheep.<p>The …

Simple but ingenious invention takes the ouch out of injections

Using 3D printing and a bit of ingenuity, the "Comfortably Numb" team out of Rice University may have just made going to the doctor's office a little less painful.<p>For little kids, the elderly and anyone who'd rather eat cardboard than have an arm poked with a needle, getting an injection can be a …

Biosensing Films And Smartphones Let Doctors Diagnose Disease From Anywhere

Send your doctor a cell-fie<p>Going to the doctor to see if you have strep throat might be a hassle, but it’s next to impossible for people who live in remote regions with limited access to healthcare. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University have created a sensitive film that can detect viruses …

Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband

What if you could take your temperature without a thermometer?<p>Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a wearable device that can continuously monitor a patient's temperature – and sound an alarm when a fever develops to alert a nurse or caretaker. Wireless and imperceptibly thin, the …

NABLE Hand Prosthetics to Children

When we talk about helping, making a difference, or donating money or things–most promises and efforts seem to pale in comparison with the assistance …

Prosthetics Could Soon Have a Sense of Touch

Even though prosthetics can become part of their wearer’s physical identity, they’ve always been missing something real limbs have: A sense of touch. …

Artificial skin: Stanford University researchers use smart materials, sensors to mimic touch for prosthetics.

When you lose an arm or a leg, you lose more than just the physical limb: You lose your sense of touch. That’s a problem. Without touch, it doesn’t …

Electrical stimulation brings sense of touch in prosthetics

Scientists have inched closer to building prosthetic limbs for humans that can recreate a sense of touch through a direct interface with the brain. A …

Stanford University's Artificial Skin: Sensational Advance For Prosthetics

Read on for more about a new and exciting product that may one day in the near future may allow prosthetic wearers to feel sensation in their limbs.

Watch Cyborg Nation | Can Prosthetics Outperform Real Limbs? | WIRED Video | CNE

Credits<p>Starring:<p>Hugh Herr and Derek Muller<p>An Acres Production in Association with reddit<br>Executive Producers Matt McLaughlin & Andrew Simkiss<br>Executive …

Prosthetics

Artificial Skin Could Give People with Prosthetics a Sense of Touch

Artificial skin created in a lab can "feel" similar to the way a fingertip senses pressure, and could one day let people feel sensation in their …