Deelan Vanmali

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Smart glasses are digital eyes for the legally blind

Yvonne Felix is watching me. This would not be remarkable for most people I meet with, but Felix is legally blind.<p>She smiles and tells me she can see …

Scientists Have Identified an Antibody That Neutralises 98% of HIV Strains

We're closer than ever to an HIV vaccine.<p>Scientists have discovered an antibody produced by an HIV-positive patient that neutralises 98 percent of …

Mantis Shrimp Can See Cancer Before Symptoms Appear

And we're learning to do the same.<p>Mantis shrimp are pretty much the superheroes of the crustacean world. Not only can they deliver a crazy powerful …

Scientists Have Rejuvenated Old Mice With The Blood of Human Teenagers

The fountain of youth is real, and it's creepy.<p>It might sound like something out of a creepy folk tale, but scientists have found evidence that …

A Skin Patch To Treat Peanut Allergies Just Passed A Crucial Test

A wearable patch used to treat peanut allergies has shown tremendous promise in a recently concluded clinical trial, performing particularly well …

'Game-Changing' Immunotherapy Drug Doubles Cancer Survival Rates

An immunotherapy drug is being hailed as a “game-changer” by cancer researchers following a successful clinical trial. In the study, survival rates …

Immunotherapy

A New Treatment Appears to Have Erased HIV From a Patient’s Blood

This could be a whole new way of fighting the disease.<p>The first of 50 patients to complete a trial for a new HIV treatment in the UK is showing no …

A Swedish Scientist Is Using CRISPR to Genetically Modify Healthy Human Embryos

This is happening.<p>For the first time, scientists have edited DNA in healthy and viable human embryos using genetic tool CRIPR/Cas9.<p>The researchers, …

Synthetic Blood Vessels Developed That Can Grow With Age

In what could be an amazing breakthrough for treating children with congenital heart defects, researchers have created artificial blood vessels that …

Immune System

Australian Scientists Just Made A Malaria Vaccine Breakthrough

Image: iStock<p>Australian researchers have discovered the secret behind stopping malaria parasites in the liver, uncovering a new vaccine …

Why The Science World Is Freaking Out Over This 25-Year-Old's Answer to Antibiotic Resistance

Could this be the end of superbugs?<p>A 25-year-old student has come up with a way to fight drug-resistant superbugs <i>without</i> antibiotics.<p>The new approach …

This Portable Vaccine Kit Just Needs Added Water

Brilliant.<p>Even when the right drugs are available, they can't always get to the people who need them the most - but this new portable vaccine kit …

This New 'Refrigerator Backpack' Could Help Transport Vaccines to Remote Areas

This could change countless lives.<p>A student in the UK has designed a miniature, mobile refrigerator that can fit inside a backpack to easily …

Scientists Have Halted Huntington's Disease Activity For 6 Months in Mice

Promising results for a disease with no cure.<p>A new treatment for Huntington’s disease has curbed the activity of a genetic mutation responsible for …

This Amazing Video Shows Bacteria Evolving in Just 10 Days

This is how we get superbugs.<p>Researchers have filmed <i>E. coli</i> growing in a giant petri dish laced with antibiotics to show just how easy it is for …

The US Has Given Fast-Track Approval to a Surprising New Cancer Drug

"Even when it's killing cells, you feel great."<p>A new cancer drug called Venetoclax is causing quite a stir in the medical community, with the …

World War I To The Age Of The Cyborg: The Surprising History Of Prosthetic Limbs

People have long dreamed of being smarter, stronger, faster. But now it seems that cutting edge technologies are out there, or in development, that …

Red Cross

Scientists Just Made Lasers Out of Human Blood

And they could help us hunt tumours.<p>Researchers have developed a blood laser, using human blood and a fluorescent dye called indocyanine green (ICG), …

New Alzheimer's Drug Trial Clears Toxic Brain Proteins And Slows Memory Loss

This is incredible.<p>A new drug trial for Alzheimer’s patients has just been completed, and researchers are calling the results the most promising yet …

The HPV Vaccine Has Cut Infections by Up to 90% in The Past 10 Years

This is awesome.<p>A recent review of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is has found that in the 10 years since its original release, the infection …

Scientists Kick-Start Brain Of Comatose Patient Using Ultrasound

Scientists from UCLA have achieved a remarkable world first by using ultrasound to reactivate the brain of a man who had been left with limited …

Scientists Just Discovered The Evolutionary Link Between Hands And Fins

A different type of fish finger.<p>Scientists have used the latest gene-editing techniques to find a connection between hands and fins, and discovered a …

This Tiny Device Makes Dirty Water Drinkable in Just 20 Minutes

Genius.<p>Scientists have developed a tiny device the size of a postage stamp that can kill 99.99 percent of bacteria in water in just 20 …

Scientists May Have Implanted An Artificial Vision Into The Brain Of A Mouse

Researchers from Columba University believe they may have found a way of fooling the mind’s eye into seeing things that aren’t real, after …

Neuroscience

A New Invisible Film Made From Healthy Corneal Cells Could Restore Vision to Millions

Clinical trials could start as soon as next year.<p>Scientists in Australia have developed a technique for growing corneal cells on a thin layer of film …

Samsung uses IBM “brain chip” to build a digital eye

Samsung might be best known for its Galaxy smartphones, but the company is also busy working away on some less conventional ideas. The company has just unveiled a new prototype digital eye that is built on IBM’s neuron inspired TrueNorth processors.<p>IBM’s TrueNorth chips don’t work like traditional …

Game-Changing Photocell Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

An American breakthrough might provide a new approach to fuel production and reducing carbon emissions.<p>Researchers from the University of Illinois at …

This Machine Hopes To Make Engineering Pharmaceuticals More Portable

If you're a doctor working in a remote area or on the battlefield, getting access to medications can be tough. That may sound like the start of a …

Researchers Have Made a Prosthetic Arm Based Off Luke Skywalker's

A new hope.<p>A US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded prosthetic arm will be released for commercial use beginning in late …

Scientists Just Found a New Antibiotic in Your Nose That Can Treat Drug-Resistant Staph

Snot power FTW.<p>Scientists have found what they think could be a crucial weapon in the fight against superbugs, and it was lurking in the bacterial …