Medical Tech

Italian Neuroscientist Plans First Human Head Transplant

Even for fans of Futurama, what Sergio Canavero recently announced is pretty extreme: the Italian neuroscientist is gearing up for...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 4:14PM

Scientists Build Bacterial Nanorobots That Deliver Medicines to Cancerous Tumors

Of all of the potential applications for nanorobots (and there are many), targeted therapies for diseases may be the most...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 12:05PM

Dolly the Sheep Has Four Clones, and They're Aging Normally

Two decades ago, the first-ever animal to be cloned from an adult cell, Dolly the sheep was born (July 5 would have been her 20th...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 4:58PM

A Real-Life Doctor Who Dalek Helped Scientists Exterminate Superbugs

Daleks aren't known for their magnanimity towards the human race, but it looks like one of them just unwittingly helped us save some...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 09 June 2016 - 3:03PM

Scientists: "We're Close" to Creating a Real-Life Tricorder

At Phoenix Comic Con this weekend, medical researchers were on hand to discuss the state of burgeoning medical technologies, and they...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 June 2016 - 10:09AM

New Study Shows That Single-Sided Deafness Could Potentially Be Cured

Brain plasticity is the ability of the organ to adapt and change when conditions for other portions of the body changes — such as...

Zain Charkawi
Monday, 16 May 2016 - 1:27PM

New Device Could Potentially Be an Answer to Addictive Pain Medicine

There’s no arguing that the U.S. doesn’t have a problem with the abuse of opioids and painkillers. However, a new device created...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 8:25PM

Scientists 3-D Print Cartilage Using "Ink" Made of Human Cells

Could 3-D printing be the answer to repairing injuries to the ears, knees, and noses? Scientists have devised a method for 3-D...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 5:46PM

Scientists Grow Functional Heart Tissue from Human Stem Cells

The U.S. has a serious heart shortage. At any given time, up to 20,000 people in the U.S. could benefit from a heart transplant, but...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 March 2016 - 5:14PM

Bionic Fingertip Allows Amputee to Feel Textures

Have scientists just created the real-life equivalent of Luke Skywalker's bionic hand (or at least his fingertip)? A new study,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 5:47PM

Hypercities, Tooth Regeneration, and Electronic Paper: How Much Will the World Change by 2017?

Sci-fi dystopias that portray a nearly unrecognizable version of Earth always take place in the far future, but with the rate of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 - 11:35AM

Robots Powered by Bacteria Could Be the Next Big Thing in Medicine

Could bacteria be the (somewhat ironic) answer to cutting-edge targeted medicines? University of Pennsylvania researchers Elizabeth...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 1:36PM

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Help People with Depression

Could virtual reality help treat mental illness? According to a new study by researchers from UCL (University College London) and...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 3:06PM

Scientists 3-D Print Custom-Made Living Body Parts

A newly developed technology may have just revolutionized medicine as we know it. Researchers from Wake Forest University have...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 9:55AM

Nano-Suturing Technique Can Now Close Deep Wounds Using Lasers

Is this the end of traditional staples and stitches? Scientists from the University of St. Andrews and Harvard Medical School have...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 February 2016 - 11:04AM

The Science of The X-Files: Cryonics, Immortality, and Psychic Talking Heads

The X-Files delves into the science of immortality.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 2:20PM

New Polymer Sphere Can Help Bones Regrow Themselves

The age of Terminator biotechnology is officially upon us. Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a polymer sphere...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 18 January 2016 - 11:44AM

New Uterus Transplant Surgery Could Allow Men to Get Pregnant

In the fifth episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, Commander Trip Tucker returns from a mission to find that he has been impregnated by an...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 November 2015 - 5:21PM

Theranos's Quick and Easy Genetic Testing Seems Too Good to Be True Because It Probably Is

What is Theranos?Well, I can tell you what Theranos says they are.Their website states, “We define Theranos as: Detecting the onset...

Alexandra Grunberg
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 6:32PM

New York Firefighter Receives Most Complex Face Transplant Ever Performed

A firefighter in New York has just received one of the first full face transplants, and the most complex one ever performed. After...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 1:14PM