Breakthroughs

Our Skin Can 'Remember' Inflammation, And It Could Help Us Understand Psoriasis

Your stem cells remember.<p>Wounds, and even other harmful attacks that cause inflammation, are 'remembered' by stem cells in the skin, according to new …

Science

New neural network restores diaphragm function after spinal cord injury

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University Medical School have made a discovery that may revolutionize the treatment of spinal cord injuries.

Neuroscience

Could This Bionic Vision System Help Restore Sight?

The technology gives hope that blind patients, who lost sight from disease, might one day emerge from the dark

Scientists just restored breathing after paralysis

Breakthrough Treatment<p>Medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University have developed a treatment that could herald a breakthrough for …

Cleveland

Divers with dental work may feel tooth pain under pressure

(Reuters Health) - Divers should talk to their dentists about the effects of underwater pressure and whether dental restorations could become painful, say French researchers.<p>In a laboratory experiment, the study team showed that under high pressure, some dental restorations are more prone to leak …

Health

Israeli-developed ALS treatment reversing motor decline breakthrough

Israeli firm leads new way to fight ALS, doesn't slow down the progress of the disease, reverses the damage it causes.<p>You may recall friends and …

Medicine

Parents Question Twin Cities Dentist’s Alarming Diagnoses

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Taking a child to the dentist can be stressful enough, but one Twin Cities dentist is accused of doing unnecessary dental work …

Minnesota

Glue Made of Human Protein Heals Wounds Faster and Better

Another bit of science fiction is coming to life as scientists develop a highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue, similar to the one Ryan Gosling …

Medicine

The Life-Saving Reason You Should Save Your Child’s Baby Teeth

When it comes to baby teeth, parents are often keen on just letting the “tooth fairy” take care of things, but one study may cause you to think twice …

Biology

Nanoantenna arrays power a new generation of fluorescence-based sensors

Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Bedfordshire, in collaboration with multinational company ABB, have designed and tested a series of …

'Mr. Hockey and stem cells' on the agenda at U of O brain conference

Gordie Howe defied the aging process long enough to play professional hockey into his 50s.Cheating death proved a greater challenge, but the man …

Canadian News

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Alzheimer's Disease

New breakthrough allows machines to literally predict the behavior of molecules

Simplifying the Complex<p>Though much noise has been made of what’s still to come from artificial intelligence (AI), the technology has already changed …

Machine Learning

Gastrointestinal ‘decoder’ | nBME Community

My research group, <i>Conformable Decoders</i>, at the MIT Media Lab is the interpreter for a language without words: a beating heart, neuronal activity in …

Engineering

Dentists Crack Open Wisdom Teeth, Scoop Out Sweet Stem Cells

Karl Kingsley (left) and James Mah (right) (via Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Services)<p>Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are on the …

Geek

Irish researchers make major breakthrough in finding new schizophrenia treatment

Irish researchers have made a major breakthrough in efforts to find new treatments for schizophrenia.<p>A team from Trinity College and the Royal …

News (Ireland)

Are humans ready for man-made organs?

What if instead of waiting for a heart transplant, your doctor told you he or she would build you a new one from scratch? That might sound like …

Boston

Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have built a flexible sensor that can be rolled up and swallowed. Upon ingestion, the sensor …

MIT

Gold 'nanoprobes' used to track blood flow in tiny vessels

Scientists have designed gold nanoparticles, no bigger than 100 nanometres, which can be coated and used to track blood flow in the smallest blood …

Birmingham, UK

New medical superglue seals large wounds almost instantly, prevents scars

When repairing damaged organs and tissues, surgeons will often use staples or sutures. Skin glue can also sometimes be employed, but this is only for …

Medicine

Yale study sheds new light on limb regeneration

Oct 10, 2017<p>Contributing Reporter<p>Using a new technique, Yale researchers gained insight into the process of limb regeneration and came one step …

Biology

Neuroscientist honoured for work on spinal cord injuries

Professor Louise Nicholson believes Kiwi researchers are on the cusp of a cure for spinal cord injuries.

New Zealand News

Scientists create 'tooth cracker' device to harvest stem cells

That pesky wisdom tooth you're glad you got rid of is apparently a great source of stem cells that could save lives. However, it's not easy getting to the tooth root pulp that contains those cells: drilling into the tooth generates damaging heat that lowers the number of cells that can be …

Biology

See How Your Smartphone Could Be Used To Activate This Smart Bandage

Smart cars, smart homes, smart cities. We’re living in an era of smart devices that can help us be healthier, safer and live more responsibly. Now, there’s a chance we’ll be able to heal own wounds using a smart bandage we control with our smartphones.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Ocean Exploration

Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical 'glue' for closing wounds

Closing up wounds typically calls for sutures or staples, but neither are able to create a complete seal. And when it comes to internal injuries that are harder to get to and wounds on organs that move a significant amount, such as lungs, treatment becomes even more difficult. Sealants offer a …

Technology

Injectable ‘Elastic Glue’ Seals Wounds in Just 60 Seconds

An innovative surgical glue developed by researchers from the United States and Australia seals wounds quickly and without the need for staples or …

University of Sydney

Electronic bandage may heal chronic wounds

Researchers have designed a "smart" bandage that is much more effective and faster-acting than regular healing patches. The same device can also be …

Medicine

A new cell therapy successfully restored movement in paralyzed patients

Successful Cell Therapy<p>In a recent study, six people suffering from spinal cord injuries that left them completely paralyzed and without motor …

Medicine

Injectable glue heals wounds in seconds

Australian and American biomedical engineers have developed a stretchy surgical glue that rapidly heals wounds, a “breakthrough” that has the …

Lifestyle

5 Breakthrough Medical Technologies So Crazy They Sound Like Science Fiction

Astounding innovations in medical technology are constantly being researched and developed. From machine learning AI that can predict patient lifespan to devices that can turn your skin cells into any organ — behind laboratory doors lie a breadth of ideas which can expand the limits of medicine and …

Medicine