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Samsung expected to release Gear VR virtual reality headset in September

Samsung is expected to unveil a virtual reality headset in September that uses a smartphone for a screen and software developed in partnership with Facebook’s Oculus Rift.<p>The Samsung Gear VR headset is said to be similar to Google’s Cardboard virtual reality case for a smartphone that the company …

How Medical Nanotech Will Change Humanity Forever

Futurists have long speculated that nanotechnology — the engineering of materials and devices at the molecular scale — will revolutionize virtually …

Vitamin B2 Can Be Used To 3-D Print Medical Implants

The essential vitamin found in many foods could be used to create non-toxic scaffolds for custom medical implants.<p>Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, a vitamin commonly found in cottage cheese, green veggies and meat, could be used to 3-D print medical implants that are more compatible with the human body, …

AIDS Scientists Encouraged By Antibodies That Hit Monkey Virus

Scientists have a new idea for beating HIV: Target the virus with guided missiles called monoclonal antibodies.<p>At least in monkeys infected with an experimental virus similar to the human AIDS virus, the approach produced what researchers call "profound therapeutic efficacy."<p>The results appear …

Cancer trial drug eliminates advanced leukaemia in 23% of patients

A cancer drug in a Melbourne-led trial eliminated advanced leukaemia in almost a quarter of patients who had run out of options, researchers say.<p>They say the cancer was cleared in 23 per cent of patients and a further 61 per cent achieved partial remission, despite having endured an average of four …

A Pen That 3-D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly<p>One of the greatest promises of 3-D printing is that we'll one day be able to print organs on-demand. Need a new liver? There it is, at the push of a button.<p>Anticipating that future, scientists from the University of Wollongong …

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China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1043000/1043655_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534417658_702bdcc10bc6a5f284d17031834e509e<p><b>You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China.</b><p>Feeding time produces a frenzy as …

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In groundbreaking procedure, doctors transplant wombs into nine women

Temporary transplants will test potential for pregnancy<p><i>Lead researcher Mats Brannstrom during an operation in 2012.</i><p>Researchers in Sweden have begun the first major attempt to see if women with transplanted wombs are capable of giving birth. The Associated Press reports that nine women in Sweden …

Sneaky molecules unzip when they locate disease

Scientists are testing encapsulated molecules that unzip and spring into action when triggered to do so.<p>A sheath of biocompatible polymer shrouds the …

Sony forms genome analysis company in move towards personalized medicine

Sony is forming a new company to focus on genome research with a view towards realizing personalized medicine and healthcare. The venture, currently called P5 Inc, is a collaboration with M3, a medical company in which Sony is the majority stakeholder, and Illumina, a US-based manufacturer of …

FDA Approves Pill-Sized Camera to Let Doctors See Your Insides

A bite-sized camera has been approved for use by the FDA as an alternative for patients who are unable to have a complete colonoscopy.<p>The pill-shaped …

Scientists Discover Brain Activity Beyond A Deep Coma

A new study has found that EEG activity is possible beyond the point normally considered brain death.<p>With the help of one man and 26 cats, scientists from the University of Montreal and the Medical Centre Regina Maria in Romania say they've discovered a new frontier in brain function: activity …

What's Behind The Booming Biotech IPO Market

Biotech is back with a vengeance in this IPO window. After a decade drought, we’ve witnessed over 30 new biotech offerings this year and more than $2.5B raised – the best IPO market since 2000. In fact, it’s already the 2nd busiest IPO year in the 30+ year history of biotech – bigger than both the …

A Map for the Future of Neuroscience

On Monday, the National Institutes of Health released a fifty-eight-page report on the future of neuroscience—the first substantive step in developing President Obama’s <i>BRAIN</i> Initiative, which seeks to “revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and …

How DNA Sequencing Is Changing Medicine

In April 2013, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. Led by the National Institutes of Health, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was completed 2.5 years ahead of schedule and well under budget. “For the first time, anyone could freely read the fundamental …

Meta smartwatch hands-on: revamped design meets at-a-glance features - CNET

Now that the<p>Pebble Steeland the Samsung Gear Fit have begun carving out a new landscape for higher-design wearables, maybe there's room for more. The new Meta smartwatch, seen here, is a complete design revamp from the first MetaWatch Strata Stealth we reviewed at CNET a year ago. Not only are …

The 7 Best Apps for When You're Sitting on the Toilet

The Best Apps for Toilet Time<p>1. Instagram<p>2. Tinder<p>3. <i>Words With Friends</i><p>4. Airpnp<p>5. Pinterest<p>6. <i>QuizUp</i><p>7. Google Maps<p>BONUS: iBone<p>Admit it: You saw the …

25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday

It sprang from the brain of one man, Tim Berners-Lee, and is the fastest-growing communication medium of all time. A quarter-century on, we examine how the web has transformed our lives<p>The thing that is most extraordinary about the internet is the way it enables <i>permissionless</i> innovation. This stems …