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Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye.<p>It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a …

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

The Next Pharmaceutical Revolution Could Be 3D Bioprinted

New kidneys from scratch.<p>Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, …

Cyber criminals’ next deadly target: Grandpa’s pacemaker

WASHINGTON — Cyberattacks are accelerating worldwide and the U.S. health care system is dangerously unprepared to defend itself, or its patients.In …

Cybersecurity

IBM Watson Makes a Treatment Plan for Brain-Cancer Patient in 10 Minutes; Doctors Take 160 Hours

The AI doctor analyzed a patient's full genome, then suggested drugs and clinical trials Illustration: iStockphotoIn treating brain cancer, time is …

Mutations

Man receives world's first 3D printed tibia replacement

by Karla Lant September 9, 2017 Health & Medicine 6291<p>New Alternatives<p>Surgeons in Australia have successfully performed a world-first transplant …

There's a $100 million plan to make a synthetic spinal cord to end paralysis

A Bold Mission<p>Some say experience is the best teacher, and for Hugh Herr, that has definitely been the case. His experience with disability and …

Wearable Tech Emerging For Chronic Pain Relief

Some think that wearables are a pain, like Alan Tyers who wrote “why I hate wearable technology” for The Telegraph. But how about wearables that can actually relieve pain?<p>The opioid crisis has revealed another real ongoing problem: a lot of people have chronic pain. For example, Lady Gaga recently …

Doctors as app makers? Sure, no coding required

The days leading up to surgery can often be nerve-racking for a patient. Easier communication with doctors could help relieve some of those fears, and technology can play a key role in making that happen.<p>Platforms like Doctella, where medical professionals can create apps specific to their practice …

Artificial Intelligence Program Predicts Cancer With 86 Percent Accuracy

An artificial intelligence program that scans thousands of human body cells was able to predict – with 86 percent accuracy – which would become …

An AI detected colorectal cancer with 86 percent accuracy

We've heard of many different uses for AI within the medical field, including for prediction of heart attacks and detection of Alzheimer's. Now, it looks as though machine intelligence could be applied to early detection of cancer as well. A group of Japanese researchers has figured out a way to …

Cancer

Four recent FDA clearances in the cardiac monitoring space

A number of digital health devices have recieved FDA 510(k) clearance in the last month, including a number of apps and devices in the cardiac health …

Medical Technology

New Blockchain-Based Startups Create New Opportunities for Healthcare

Blockchain technology has huge potential to disrupt a wide range of industries, ranging from data management, security and healthcare as a few …

Blockchain

High-tech neuroprosthetic ‘Luke’ arm lets amputee touch and feel again

“When I went to grab something, I could feel myself grabbing it. When I thought about moving this or that finger, it would move almost right away,” …

Metformin may prevent multidrug-resistant breast cancer

Research led by the University of Saskatchewan in Canada has discovered that the diabetes drug metformin might reduce the development of multidrug …

New compound stops progressive kidney disease in its tracks

Progressive kidney diseases, whether caused by obesity, hypertension, diabetes, or rare genetic mutations, often have the same outcome: The cells …

Artificial organs: We're entering an era where transplants are obsolete

by Dom Galeon December 4, 2017 Health & Medicine 25698<p>No More Heart Transplants<p>Around the world, lists of patients in need of an organ transplant are …

3D Bioprinting

Many more bacteria have electrically conducting filaments

Microbiologists led by Derek Lovley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who is internationally known for having discovered electrically …

Why facial recognition is the future of diagnostics

It's 2049 and you're feeling sick. Instead of going to the doctor — which has become an obsolete profession — you take out your phone and take a …

Scientists Have Developed A New Way To Detect Cancer In Humans, Using Bananas

It can kill the cells too 🍌<p>Scientists employ endless innovation and creativity in fighting cancer, but now they have used something you might not …

Cancer Cells

Tracking how multiple myeloma evolves by sequencing DNA in the blood

Although people with multiple myeloma usually respond well to treatment, the blood cancer generally keeps coming back. Following genetic changes in …

How Our Sense Of Smell Helps Our Spinal Chord From Injuries http://www.olubamznews.com/2017/12/how-our-sense-of-smell-helps-our-spinal.html

How Our Sense Of Smell Helps Our Spinal Chord From Injuries http://www.olubamznews.com/2017/12/how-our-sense-of-smell-helps-our-spinal.html

Crowding in the skin: Stem cells sense neighborhood density to make decisions

Human skin is a remarkable organ serving as a barrier protecting us from pathogens, toxic substances and others. Our skin needs to constantly renew …

Ultra-thin tissue samples could help to understand and treat heart disease

A new method for preparing ultra-thin slices of heart tissue in the lab could help scientists to study how cells behave inside a beating heart.

A new approach to treating blood cancer just got a promising set of results

Biotech companies are working to develop new treatments for hard-to-treat forms of blood cancer.<p>In particular, a set of experimental treatments is going after a target called B-cell maturation antigen. The protein is expressed primarily in patients with multiple myleoma, a form of blood cancer that …