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Doctors as app makers? Sure, no coding required

Tools like Doctella are giving medical professionals a cheap and easy way to communicate with patients outside the office.<p>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 …

Digital Health

Disney built a blockchain, and now its creators are trying to turn it into a commercial platform to compete with Ethereum

<b>-Dragonchain is a blockchain protocol originally built by Disney.</b><p><b>-It's designed to be more private than other popular blockchains like the bitcoin and ethereum protocols.</b><p><b>-Now some of the developers behind the technology want to build a commercial business to make it easy for less technologically</b> …

Bitcoin

FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn't need fingerpricks

A fingerprick isn't <i>just a fingerprick</i> when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults that doesn't require you to draw blood several times a day. Abbott's …

Diabetes

A brain implant for restoring sight will enter clinical trials

Second Sight, the company that created the first artificial retina for people with a certain form of blindness, is now testing a brain implant called …

Breakthroughs

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 …

Parkinson's Disease

Man receives world's first 3D printed tibia replacement

New Alternatives<p>Surgeons in Australia have successfully performed a world-first transplant surgery, installing a 3D printed tibia into the leg of …

Medicine

Keychain device warns of dangerous allergens in your food before you eat it

Anyone who suffers from a serious food allergy — or has a friend, partner, or family member who does — knows just how fraught a simple restaurant …

Allergies

FDA announces first-ever recall of a medical device due to cyber risk

Healthcare<p>Richard Staynings - August 30, 2017 - 7 Comments<p>This week, the FDA took the unprecedented step of recalling a medical device – a pacemaker – because it was found to be vulnerable to cyber threats. The recall arose from an investigation by the FDA in February that highlighted a number of …

Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

Athelas is launching a low-cost, blood diagnostics device today made for testing certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections and cancer in the comfort of your home.<p>Tanay Tandon founded the startup in 2014 at the tender age of 17 to develop a smartphone device that could detect malaria …

Medicine

'Beating Heart' Patch Offers New Hope for Desperately Ill Patients

Researchers are using stem cells to fabricate tiny patches they hope will be able to restore function to damaged cardiac tissue.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>From clot-busting drugs to bypass surgery, cardiologists have many options for treating the 700,000-plus Americans who suffer …

Medicine

$550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab

Smartphones can now be used as laboratory-grade medical testing devices thanks to new kit designed by the University of Illinois. The transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) analyzer attaches to a smartphone to examine blood, urine or saliva samples as reliably as large, expensive equipment, but …

University of Illinois

Handheld spectral analyzer turns smartphone into diagnostic tool

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical …

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 …

IBM Watson

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 …

Health Care

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 …

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 …

Augmented Reality

IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

Magnetism

These Unbelievably Tiny Tags Promise Big Advances in Medical Care

Radio-frequency devices one-fifth the diameter of human hair have been created. They may make it possible to analyze diseases from inside individual cells.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>(Inside Science) — Electronics small enough to fit inside cells may one day help scientists track …

Engineering

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, …

Australian Universities

The First App Store For Your DNA Is Here - ExtremeTech

By on July 25, 2017 at 11:03 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>DNA testing is not new to …

3D-printed silicone heart beats like the real thing

Advanced 3D printing and manufacturing techniques that can produce soft machines could save a lot of lives in the future. They could be used to make not just soft robots for search and rescue, but also temporary organs for people on the transplant waiting list, like the artificial heart created and …

Robotics

An Exoskeleton Designed To Help Stroke Patients Walk

After five years of development at Harvard, it’s close to hitting the market.<p>Most strokes damage the part of the brain that controls movement. After suffering one, many patients struggle to walk normally, with one side of the body more greatly impacted than the other. As people relearn how to walk, …

Hackaday Prize Entry: Stroke Rehabilitation Through Biofeedback

Students at Purdue University’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering created ExoMIND, an Arduino-powered glove that helps a stroke victim recover …

Robotics

Georgia Tech's 3D-printed heart valve models could be a genuine lifesaver

Long-term, the dream of 3D-printed objects is to use additive manufacturing to be able to bioprint entire functional organs for use in transplant surgeries.<p>While we are not at that point just yet, that does not mean there is not some massively exciting work happening in the field, however.The …

Medicine

Can an Algorithm Diagnose Heart Disease Better Than a Person?

On Thursday, researchers at Stanford University introduced the latest thing in AI diagnostics: an algorithm that can sift through hours of heart …

Machine Learning

Valve’s ‘Knuckles’ VR controller tracks individual fingers

VR fans have been steadily following the development of Valve's new controller for SteamVR, called Knuckles. Now the device is being shipped to developers as a prototype, and as a result, Valve has released quite a bit of new information about Knuckles and how it will work.<p>To use Knuckles, users …

Virtual Reality

Turn Any Stationary Bike Into A VR Fitness Machine With This $100 Sensor

<b>VirZOOM is back with a more affordable option for exercising in virtual reality.</b> You might remember VirZoom as the VR stationary bike that features …

Virtual Reality

Toyota is researching heart-monitoring cars that could prevent crashes

As occasional news reports have shown, having a heart attack or some other medical emergency while driving can prove devastating both for those in …

Ann Arbor

Why Ethereum is outpacing Bitcoin

While Bitcoin is currently trading at close to its all-time high, its dominance in terms of proportion of total cryptocurrency market cap is rapidly decreasing — ground largely given up to Ethereum.<p>This shift is probably being driven by a few factors. Despite its recent appreciation in value, as a …

Bitcoin