McMaster University scientists, discovered, simply by having people roll up their sleeve and provide a blood sample, how to make adult sensory neurons from human patients. Continue reading… “Turning blood into neural cells”
Plane are generally disgusting germ-filled places. Who knows what is on that tray table, and what kind of germs that person with a hacking cough in the seat next to you will spread? Continue reading… “Teenager designs system that can keeps you safe from germs on planes”
After researchers looked at data on how parents perceive their overweight young children, they learned that 94.9 percent believe the kids’ size to be “just right.” Continue reading… “95 percent of parents of overweight children think they look ‘just right’”
A team of Canadian scientists has found a way to inject the drugs directly into the brain, breaking the barrier of the human body that keeps the nervous and circulatory systems apart by using “carrier” antibodies. Continue reading… “Delivering drugs straight into the brain”
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”
From endlessly scanning social media sites to incessantly checking emails, we don’t always have the healthiest relationship with technology, we tote around serious digital baggage day after day that wreaks havoc on our minds and bodies. Continue reading… “Here’s what to know before starting a digital detox”
Researchers from Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and Vienna Medical University (MedUni Vienna) have developed artificial blood vessels made from a special elastomer material (thermoplastic polyurethanes) with excellent mechanical properties. Continue reading… “Creating artificial blood vessels”
Body Labs 3D body scan.
Manhattan-based startup Body Labs wants to 3D scan human bodies. But unlike scanning a piece of furniture, your body changes, and a scan today won’t be exactly the same as a scan made three weeks ago. That is exactly what Body Labs is counting on. Body Labs is exploring just one of its technology’s applications to build a happier, healthier you by tracking your body’s subtle changes.
According to recently released federal data, the use of E-cigarettes among middle- and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, bringing the share of high school students who use them to 13 percent — more than smoke traditional cigarettes. Continue reading… “Report: E-Cigarette use has risen sharply among teens”
Man-made artificial DNA strands that mimic deadly diseases such as the flu, Ebola, cancer, and HIV have recently been created by scientists. Researchers are claiming that the treatments could be the key to defeating these killer diseases. Human trials have already begun and results are with researchers saying the results are promising. Continue reading… “Man-made DNA that can mimic killer diseases, injecting them into patients create immunity”
According to the latest industry data after four years of outselling Pepsi, Diet Coke is back in the No. 3 slot for top sodas in the U.S. Other sugar-free brands are also dropping quickly. Continue reading… “The decline of the diet soda drinker”
Stephen and Amelie Trice learned eight years ago that their three-year-old son Troupe needed a new heart. Troupe was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, an extremely rare and deadly condition in which the heart is unable to relax between heartbeats. Continue reading… “Print to order custom organs”