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Doctors' Virtual Consults With Patients To Double By 2020

Thanks to expanding health insurance coverage, the number of virtual video consultations between primary health care providers and their patients will double in five years in the U.S., fueling the nation’s telehealth boom, according to a new analysis.<p>A new report from information and analytics firm …

Glassbrain Maps Your Brain Waves In Real Time

One of 10 award-winning visualizations from the 2015 Vizzies<p>Part education tool, part neuroscience party trick, the Glassbrain app was first used publicly in 2012 on Mickey Hart, former drummer for the Grateful Dead, to show his brain reacting to music. A cap detects the different types of waves …

How hibernating animals could help fight Alzheimer's disease

Leicester University has found that the protein RBM3 helps restore brain activity when animals wake up from hibernation, and could be a treatmement for people with dementia<p>A protein which protects hibernating animals during lengthy spells of sleeping could be the key to fighting Alzheimer’s …

Water-soluble silicon leads to dissolvable electronics

(Phys.org)—Researchers working in a materials science lab are literally watching their work disappear before their eyes—but intentionally so. They're …

Nanotech

Broken bones and torn cartilage could be regrown in simple operation

The new discovery offers hope of a new treatment for skeletal disorders such as bone fractures, brittle bones, osteosarcoma or damaged cartilage<p>Broken bones and torn cartilage could be fixed in a simple operation which injects skeleton stem cells into damaged areas, scientists believe.<p>Researchers …

Stick-On Tattoo Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

Sweet news for diabetics<p>Diabetics often prick their fingers up to eight times a day to check their blood sugar. Researchers have long looked for a solution that provides constant monitoring without being so invasive, and researchers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a new …

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Genetics

Quantum dots combined with antibodies as a method for studying cells in their native environment

(Phys.org)—To understand cell function, we need to be able to study them in their native environment, in vivo. While there are many techniques for …

Nanotech

Bioengineers develop tool for reprogramming genetic code

Biology relies upon the precise activation of specific genes to work properly. If that sequence gets out of whack, or one gene turns on only …

Genetics

Scientists have engineered a bacteria with a genetic 'kill switch'

Genetic engineers have designed strains of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria that can survive only in the presence of a synthetic amino acid that does not exist in the natural environment — meaning that if these bacteria escape the lab, they should, in theory, eventually die.<p>“Amino acids are the essential building …

Biology

Brain stem implant may help some kids hear

A new implant that stimulates neurons directly at the brain stem may help children born without a cochlear nerve hear.<p>A three-year study, launched in …

Medical Technology

Until bioprinters are reality, 3D printing can still save lives

A two-year-old girl born with a hole in her heart had a life-saving operation in London last month thanks to a 3D printer. Perhaps equally astounding …

Moon

Injectable self-healing gel provides long-term drug delivery

A team of MIT researchers has developed a new, self-healing hydrogel that doesn’t require surgical implantation, but can be injected using a syringe. …

BioBots Rapid Bio-Prototyping Fabrication Station

Philadelphia-based startup BioBots has unveiled a new system they have created to help rapid Bio-prototyping using a new fabrication station.<p>The …

Fabrication

Watch a blind man use a bionic eye to see his wife for the first time in a decade

<i>The Guardian</i> has posted a video that will melt your heart into an mushy stew. According to the short, a blind man has the ability to see his wife after 10 years. Allen Zderared, now in his late 60s, began to lose his site nearly two decades ago, but thanks to a prototype bionic eye and the help of …

Will 2015 Be The Year Our Smartphones Link Up To Our Brains?

A company called Thync thinks so<p>The Boston office of Thync, its interior walls covered in scribbles of dry-erase marker, exudes the youthful energy of any tech startup. But there’s one noticeable departure from the typical startup visible just as I walk in the front door: a sign notifying study …

World first: bionic hand controlled by the mind - video

Three Austrian men have become the first in the world to be fitted with bionic hands that are able to be controlled by the mind. The men suffered severe injuries in vehicle and climbing accidents which damaged vital nerves and lead to hand amputations. Videos released by the Lancet medical journal …

High-speed camera tracks light at 100 billion fps

For most of us, high-speed image capture, say 120 or 240 frames per second, is enough to get a good look at stuff happening in the blink of an eye -- like a water droplet hitting the ground or a Bichon Frisé snagging his favorite ball. For faster subjects, industrial-strength high-speed cameras can …

Work, Eat, Sleep: How These Products Are Trying to Improve Your Daily Grind

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is constantly ticking away from us. No matter how long our to-do lists grow, we’re only allotted 24 hours a day, which can make balancing work and family obligations while maintaining a healthy lifestyle feel like a cruel puzzle …

Mayo Clinic

13 Futuristic Movies that Predict the Next Great Tech Innovations

To create the bleak and high-tech world in the year 2054 for sci-fi blockbuster <i>Minority Report</i>, director Steven Spielberg consulted with an expert …

Seizing China’s new digital opportunity

The rise of digital technology has become a global business issue. The global managing director of McKinsey & Company discusses some of the big and …

Innovation

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