Over the next few weeks, while browsing on the dating app, Tinder, you may find an image of someone with an ‘organ donor’ icon next to their photo. By swiping right, you will be given the option to register as an organ donor.
The robots are coming! They’ll be taking millions – maybe billions – of jobs away with them. Yoram Yaakobi, head of the Microsoft Israel R&D center, says not to worry.
A professor of ophthalmology at the University of California San Francisco, Sretavan treats nerve damage related to glaucoma, a disease that’s the leading cause of irreversible blindness. It affects approximately 70 million people worldwide.
Glaucoma is a complex eye disease without a direct cause. Physicians measure pressure inside the eye to assess glaucoma risk. But that pressure normally fluctuates over time and there’s no easy way to measure pressure regularly, especially for elderly patients who often have a hard time making it to his office. Continue reading… “Innovation in Medicine through tiny sensors”
U.S. and Chinese scientists have, for the first time, developed a method to inject microelectronic devices such as wires and transistors directly into the brain (or other body parts) to measure or stimulate neural activity. Continue reading… “Injectable electronic brain implants”
Scientists have successfully prompted parts of the body to generate new blood vessels with newly developed “nanoneedles”. Continue reading… “Nanoneedles paving the way for new regenerative medicine”
Scientists at Harvard University have taken a major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth by inserting DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic code of an elephant. Continue reading… “Woolly mammoth DNA merged with elephant”
Developed by MIT researchers a new nanodevice can help overcome cancer cell drug resistance (after chemotherapy) by first blocking the gene that confers drug resistance, then launching a new chemotherapy attack against the disarmed tumors. Continue reading… “Nanodevice can defeat drug resistance and release cancer drugs”