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New brain implant tech from Blackrock is making 'mind over matter' a reality - ExtremeTech

New brain implant tech from Blackrock is making ‘mind over matter’ a reality<p>By on December 18, 2014 at 1:20 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Sticky sensors will monitor your body's organs

Health sensors that attach directly to your organs to are potentially very useful, since they can measure miniscule electrical signals and other details that might otherwise fly under the radar. There's just one problem: actually sticking those devices on to something that soft and squishy is …

Nanotech replaces your torn knee ligament without further pain

As Tom Brady and other athletes can attest, you really, <i>really</i> want to avoid tearing your knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It can't heal up, and the tendon graft used to reconstruct it will likely leave you with permanent pain. Victims may have a much easier time of things if Northwestern …

The Flying Hospital That Rushes Wounded Soldiers to Safety

Ryan Young<p><b>The key to</b> getting a wounded soldier from a battlefield to a hospital is stabilization—holding off the damage done by bullet or bomb for …

Flexible implant shows promise for paralysed humans

A flexible implant follows prior breakthroughs with paralysed rats, designed for humans with spinal cord injury.<p>Last year, researchers at the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, successfully demonstrated a system that allowed completely paralysed rats to walk again. Using a …

Spinal Cords

Muscle that contracts grown in a lab for the first time

Contracting lab-grown muscle may lead to individualized treatments for patients<p>Lab-grown muscle isn't new. In 2013, a group of researchers created enough muscle to make a burger that they could eat. But until recently, researchers weren't able to grow muscle that could contract in response to an …

3D printed heart helps to save girl's life

A two-year-old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life-saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.<p>Mina had a hole between two chambers of her heart, but doctors were able to use the printer to create a model to help surgeons plan the successful operation.<p>Mina and mum Natasha spoke …

3D Printing

Engineers create a temporary tattoo that tests blood sugar

A painful prick of the fingertip reveals a mountain of medical information for many diabetes patients. But health professionals have long struggled …

The GoBe Could Revolutionize Wearable Health Tracking

Many modern wearables claim to track your well-being. They keep a constant log of your pulse and the steps you take each day. Some even try to record …

Wearable Tech

Samsung Unveils Prototype Stroke Detecting Headset

While brain monitoring using EEG is not a new technique, advancements in technology may allow it to be used for detecting a variety of conditions …

Wearable Tech