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An electronic face ‘tattoo’ can biometrically map your mood swings

Here’s a tattoo your mom might actually condone you getting.<p>The temporary, electronic “tattoo,” developed by a team of scientists at Tel Aviv …

Tel Aviv

Scientists Zone In on Treatment for Chronic Migraines and Headaches

Those who get migraines know how painful and debilitating they can be. In extreme cases, they can take you out of commission for days. One in seven …

Cancer immunotherapy drug may be useful against HIV

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- A method of reprogramming immune cells to attack cancer may also work to help the body effectively fight off HIV, …

Cancer

Stem cell scientists discover genetic switch to increase supply of stem cells from cord blood - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Loading video…<p>(TORONTO, Canada – July 14, 2016) – International stem cell scientists, co-led in Canada by Dr. John Dick and in the Netherlands by Dr. …

Optical magnetic field sensor can detect signals from the nervous system

The human body is controlled by electrical impulses in, for example, the brain, the heart and nervous system. These electrical signals create tiny …

Magnetism

Researchers use tough sea slug muscles to build a biohybrid robot

The bot can crawl like a turtle, but it's slower than a slug<p>We're a long way from building the half-human, half-machine cyborgs of science fiction, but we are taking small (very slow) steps in that direction. Case in point is this biohybrid robot from Case Western Reserve University. It uses …

Robotics

This new brain map shows almost 100 areas never described before

'A huge leap in neuroscience of human brain'<p>You don’t have to be a neurosurgeon to know it’s hard to get to the right place without a good map. But neuroscientists have been blundering around with blurry brain maps, which sometimes aren’t very detailed, or omit important functions. That’s why a new …

The Brain

Will Organs-in-a-Dish Ever Replace Animal Models?

“I believe that [organoid models] will replace a lot of current animal experimentation,” Hans Clevers of the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, …

Biotechnology

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Chinese doctors succeed in rare 3D-printed vertebrae implant

The 3D-printed vertebrae measured 19 centimeters, the longest ever in a successful operation.[Photo/Xinhua] Chinese doctors set a new record in a …

3D Printing

First CRISPR trial in humans will attempt to battle lung cancer

The lung cancer trial will take place in August<p>The first human trial of cells that have been tweaked by the genome-editing technique CRISPR will begin in China in August, <i>Nature</i> reports. The group will take white blood cells, which are part of the immune system, from people with a type of lung …

Cancer

Smart stitches send doctors information on wounds as they heal

These stitches are snitches<p>Visions of the future of medicine often involve digital sensors that constantly monitor patients, but not many people imagine that these sensors could be stitched directly into us. But that's the suggestion of a team of researchers from Tufts University, who have …

Medical Technology

Antibiotics might fight Alzheimer’s plaques

A long course of antibiotics reduced the levels of a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease in the brains of mice, possibly by changing the species of …

Alzheimer's Disease

Chinese scientists to trial revolutionary gene-editing technique on cancer patients

A ground-breaking gene-editing technique is to be tested on humans for the first time, with Chinese oncologists trialling the innovation on lung cancer patients.<p>The team from Sichuan University’s West China hospital in Chengdu, China will begin tests in August, the scientific journal Nature …

Major breakthrough against heart failure after scientists use stem cells in 'astonishing' trial which could help millions

Heart attack patients who were not expected to live are fit and healthy after scientists regenerated their hearts with stem cells in a ground-breaking trial which could help millions of people with heart failure.<p>The research is the first to show that scarring of heart muscle, associated with a …

Online tool can mix, match gene expression data

A new resource helps biologists easily mine large troves of information about when and where genes are expressed.The platform, described 20 June in</i> …

Gene Expression

Bill Gates Just Shared a GIF That Shows How Crazy Far We’ve Come in Fighting Malaria

Yes!<p>Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates tweeted a GIF this week that shows just how far we’ve come in the fight to eradicate malaria.<p>Bill …

Public Health

Robots as good as human surgeons, study finds

Surgery performed by robots is just as successful as operations carried out by surgeons, a major trial has found.<p>The study of prostate cancer patients found those whose gland was removed by a machine were doing as well after three months as those who went under the knife in the traditional way.<p>They …

Scientists in Singapore grow functioning 'mini' midbrain tissue

SINGAPORE — Scientists in Singapore claim to have successfully grown functioning midbrain tissue — a feat that may bring researchers a step closer to …

Stem Cell Therapies Are Still Mostly Theory, Yet Clinics Are Flourishing

Health regulators in the United States are talked about as the best in the world, but a new study on the spread of stem cell clinics shows what can happen when regulations fall behind.<p>Out of nowhere, over the past two to three years, the clinics have sprung up — 570 in the United States, according …

Medicine

First cancer patient in Ohio receives proton therapy treatment - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LITTLETON, Mass., July 26, 2016 – Mevion Medical Systems, the leader in compact proton therapy, is announcing that University Hospitals (UH) in …

Alzheimer's drug that may slow condition hailed as 'glimmer of hope'

A new drug appears to have slowed the deterioration of the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease for the first time, offering what one expert said were …

5 Ways AI is Changing Healthcare

Artificial intelligence is a rapidly evolving process on the verge of revising many industries, including healthcare. According to a report by Frost …

4WEB Medical Given FDA Clearance

310shares<p>4WEB Medical, a leader in 3D printed orthopedic implants, has announced that they have recieved 510K clearance from the FDA, for their …

Expensive robots may not be making surgeons — or patients — much better

Sixteen years ago, U.S. regulators approved a robotic surgery system named after a Renaissance genius: da Vinci. Hospitals, in a technological arms race to offer the most cutting-edge medical care, began to buy up the da Vinci Surgical System — and to advertise it on websites and billboards. Today, …

Medical Technology