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Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use tiny robots in our bloodstream to fight disease and live forever

In an interview with Playboy, Kurzweil described a future in which microscopic robots inhabit our bloodstream, helping our immune system fight disease.<p>"By the 2020s we'll start using nanobots to complete the job of the immune system," he said. "Our immune system is great, but it evolved thousands …

Energy-Efficient ‘Biocomputer’ Provides Viable Alternative To Quantum Computers

A team of international scientists from Canada, the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden announced Friday that they had developed a model …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

How Google Aims To Dominate Artificial Intelligence

The search giant is making its AI open source so anyone can use it<p>How Google Aims To Dominate AI<p>How Google Aims To Dominate AI<p>By Dave Gershgorn<p>In November 2007, Google laid the groundwork to dominate the mobile market by releasing Android, an open ­source operating system for phones. Eight years …

Watch This Jetpack Do Strange Things Near Ellis Island

The culmination of decades of development<p>Most jetpacks aren’t. The catchy term for personal flying devices includes ducted fans, rockets, engine-powered wing suits, and even hovercraft, but rarely does the device involved actually use jets. Perhaps aware of this incredibly misnamed category, …

Eugenics need not be a dirty word - instead, it could be lifesaving technology

The UK becomes the only country to legalise 3-parent IVF on Thursday, and we have to stop being afraid of what that means<p>On Thursday, the UK will become the first country in the world that allows “3-person IVF” – the creation of a baby with three parents.<p>While this may sound like something out of a …

A 3D Food Printer Could Press And Print Your Next Meal

You still have to cook your food, though<p>The ability to create food with the press of a lever has been a science fiction staple for decades. While 3D food printers have not reached <i>Star Trek</i> levels, they can make simple foods, and will soon be pressing and cooking your burgers. Here are a few new …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Is cancer a stem cell disease?

How stem cells talk to each other may partly explain why genes mutate and cause cancer, new research suggests.<p>The work focuses on a family of …

Cancer

Get more sleep, government tells middle aged

The government is to launch a new campaign asking middle aged people to make seven lifestyle changes including getting more sleep<p>Middle-aged people will be encouraged to get more sleep as part of a government campaign to help them live more healthy lifestyles and reduce the risk of serious …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Genetic Data Will Take Up More Space Than YouTube In 10 Years

A classic big data problem<p>Your little genes are about to take up a lot more space. In the next 10 years, genomic data could generate anywhere between 2 and 40 exabytes per year—at a minimum, that’s more than two million times what your home computer can hold. A study approximating the overwhelming …

How Tetanus Shots Help Fight Brain Cancer

Researchers who have harnessed the body’s immune system to fight cancer have found a way to make the approach work even better, using an ordinary …

Cancer

How Deadly is a Brain Tumor? Now the DNA Can Tell

Researchers have come up with a new way of classifying brain tumors that can more accurately predict how serious one is, and that may lead to better drugs for treating them.<p>The new method looks at the specific DNA mutations that characterize a tumor — in this case a type of brain tumor called a …

Researchers Disrupt Brain Tumor Stem Cells

<b>Some brain tumors are notoriously difficult to treat. Whether surgically removed, zapped by radiation or infiltrated by chemotherapy drugs, they find</b> …

Neuroscience

Genomic underpinnings of brain tumors

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the highest grade and most-aggressive form of glioma, a type of human brain tumor, was the first cancer type to be …

Cancer

The Electric Anticancer Helmet Battles Brain Tumors

Is wearable tech finally ready to battle brain tumors?<p><b>For patients diagnosed with brain tumors</b>, long-term survival rates tend to be bleak. Glioblastoma, the most common primary brain cancer, may reappear even after intense chemotherapy regimens, which typically prolong life by only a few months. …

‘This could be a real game-changer’: protein points to cure for life-limiting disease

Archie Strachan was two when he displayed symptoms of the disease that has since blighted his life. “One night he started screaming in pain,” said his mother, Julia. “Doctors flew Archie to hospital, where we eventually found he was suffering from a condition called pulmonary arterial hypertension.”<p>…

Tough brain tumors may have a weak spot

Some brain tumors are notoriously difficult to treat. Whether surgically removed, zapped by radiation, or infiltrated by chemotherapy drugs, they …

Cancer

Gene Tests Are Quite Telling - Should You Get One?

What gene tests can tell us now and in the future<p>It takes me two subway rides, a fifteen-minute walk, one very large cup of coffee, and knocking on two incorrect office doors to arrive at the offices of the Program for Jewish Genetic Health in the Bronx. I am there for a genetic screening designed …

Injectable, Flexible Mesh Picks Up Activity In Mouse Brains

Like a neural wiretap that could someday modify the brain<p>Ever since scientists figured out that the brain communicates via electricity, they've been trying to understand it--and manipulate it. Now a team led by researchers from Harvard University has developed an injectable mesh that can pick up …

How DNA sequencing is transforming the hunt for new drugs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Drug manufacturers have begun amassing enormous troves of human DNA in hopes of significantly shortening the time it takes to identify new drug candidates, a move some say is transforming the development of medicines.<p>Technician Mike Lattari prepares a flow cell slide for loading …

Genetics

XKCD has a new book about explaining complicated subjects in simple ways

<i>XKCD</i> author Randall Munroe is coming out with a new book this year that explains complicated subjects in extremely simple and funny ways. Descriptively titled <i>Thing Explainer</i>, the book uses only the 1,000 most common English words to explain the workings and purposes of things like microwaves, data …

New type of stem cell may make study of human embryos easier

Scientists have found a new type of stem cell, one that can develop into any kind of tissue in the body, that may make research on early embryonic cell states easier — and could lead to new research opportunities for developmental disorders.<p>The new human embryonic stem cells were injected into …