Medical Tech

A Team of 11 Surgeons Just Completed the First-Ever Penis Transplant on a War Vet

No man wants to catch a bullet between their legs, but one anonymous soldier lost his legs below the knees and his member in an IED...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 10:47AM

Scientists Say 1 in 4 New York City Mice Carry Drug-Resistant Super-Diseases

New York City is infamous for graffiti-covered buildings, rough neighborhoods, and rats the size of raccoons, but it turns out it...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 11:26AM

Scientists Say They've Grown Functioning Human 'Minibrains' With Real Blood Vessels

Science keeps getting weirder.A team of biologists has successfully grown tiny, microscopic "minibrains" from human stem cells, which...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 1:14PM

New Study Shows This Chemical in Marijuana Could Make Drug Relapses a Thing of the Past

It's ironic that marijuana, the same drug that spawned a panic in 1936 with the film Reefer Madness, may turn out to be one of the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 12:54PM

Scientists Just Created the First Biocomputer Made From Living Human Cells That Uses Logic to Solve Problems

As fears over artificial intelligence continue to grow, we can at least take solace in knowing our bodies will never rise up and join...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 11:43AM

Shocked Doctors Discover Large Air Pocket In Patient's Brain

Has your balance been a bit... Off lately? Do you feel any weakness in your left leg and arm? If you were to check those symptoms on...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 11:31AM

Tech Startup Nectome Debuts '100% Fatal' Brain Upload Service

In Futurama, one piece of bizarre sci-fi technology that shows up a lot is human heads kept alive in glass jars. This is played for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 10:34AM

Contagious Woman Escapes From Hospital, Triggering Zombie Outbreak Concerns

We all know how zombie apocalypses kick off. All it takes is one infected patient escaping quarantine before a deadly disease starts...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 9:58AM

This Electronic Skin is Capable of Healing Itself

While there are lots of cooler ways to be like the Terminator, one very valid way is to have a layer of prosthetic skin that can...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 3:52PM

New Stem Cell Study Plans to Bring Dead People Back to Life

A couple of decades ago, there were some things that science knew it simply couldn't cure--terminal disease and death itself chief...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 01 February 2018 - 1:14PM

China Has Already Used CRISPR to Edit 86 People's DNA Despite Warnings

The gene-editing tool known as CRISPR can do what was long thought to be the unthinkable--actually edit human DNA. This holds the...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 12:11PM

Elon Musk's Secretive Neuralink Brain Implant Is Straight Out of 'Black Mirror'

If one thing can be said about Elon Musk, it's that he likes to keep his options open. Apart from his incredibly ambitious space...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 10:44AM

DNA Breakthrough Paves the Way to Artificial Life

The first thing out of any genetic engineer's mouth when describing an ambitious new discovery should be "Don't worry, this won't be a...

Super User
Thursday, 07 December 2017 - 12:05PM

Scientists Essentially Just Created a New Life Form

There's a pretty clear dividing line in the scientific community between those who belief that Jurassic Park is a cautionary tale, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 10:35AM

US Military Testing Mind-Control Chips on Soldiers' Brains to Alter Their Moods

Depression, PTSD, and anxiety attacks are all too common for soldiers in the line of duty. But what if we could change that as easily...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 10:16AM

This Mind-Reading AI Could Prevent Suicide

Could AI be the psychiatrist of the future? Our brains are complex systems, relying on different chemicals and fuel sources in order...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 11:45AM

3 Ways Genetics Can Stop Aging Within Our Lifetime

In science fiction, life extension usually takes one of two paths: sticking a brain in a computer or jar (the Fallout method) or...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 10:04AM

This AI Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Scientists may have found the perfect method for identifying cancer with pinpoint accuracy.A new study from Showa University in Japan...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 30 October 2017 - 11:01AM

FDA Approves Robotic Assistant to Help Out in Medical Surgeries

Most people aren't too bothered by the idea of a "robot assistant" until one's actually opening them up. Heck, they probably don't...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 October 2017 - 1:16PM

US Navy is Developing Smart Prosthetic Limbs With Built-In Sensors

Considering how many commercial gadgets are capable of measuring your health nowadays, you would think prosthetic limbs would...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 October 2017 - 1:15PM