Hacking our nervous system

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Former gymnast Maria Vrind from Volendam in the Netherlands, had to accept that things had reached a crisis point, when she found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on her back with her feet in the air.  “I had become so stiff I couldn’t stand up,” she says. “It was a great shock because I’m such an active person.”   Continue reading… “Hacking our nervous system”

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Tiny milimeter-size ‘millirobots’ could replace invasive surgery

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Cross-section: three-component Gauss gun before (top) and after (bottom) firing.

Researchers from the University of Houston have developed a concept for MRI-powered millimeter-size “millirobots” that could one day perform unprecedented minimally invasive medical treatments.   Continue reading… “Tiny milimeter-size ‘millirobots’ could replace invasive surgery”

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New crazy device that promises perfect vision for the rest of your life

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Having invented a device that lets you see “three times better than 20/20 vision” without wearing any contacts or glasses at all — for an entire lifetime, an optometrist from British Columbia believes he’s created the holy grail of corrective lenses.   Continue reading… “New crazy device that promises perfect vision for the rest of your life”

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Improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas with smarter, cheaper technologies

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Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine have developed new paper and flexible polymer substrates with special sensing devices for rapid and accurate detection of pathogens such as HIV, various bacteria, and CD4+ T lymphocytes.   Continue reading… “Improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas with smarter, cheaper technologies”

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