Medical Tech

McLaren Has Built Bionic Armor For a Real Life Tony Stark

Once upon a time, television audiences of the 1970s marveled at The Six Million Dollar Man, essentially a superhero cut from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 18 September 2017 - 7:04PM

Scientists Use CRISPR to Successfully Edit the DNA of Viable Human Embryos for the First Time

In a medical first, scientists at the University of Oregon have successfully used the genetic editing technology CRISPR-CAS9 to edit...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 11:10AM

Scientists Have Found a Way to Weave Wearable Sensors Into Fabric

Wearable tech can be as simple as an activity tracker that collects information like step count and heart rate. But the potential of...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 3:44PM

A Team of Scientists Figured Out How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Real-Life Tricorder

The original medical tricorder from Star Trek was a science fiction staple that seemed close to magic, alerting Dr. Leonard "Bones"...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 2:30PM

Will Widespread Genome Sequencing Lead to a Medical Dystopia?

From GATTACA to Spider-Man, genetics has played a huge role in sci-fi, but it's only within the past few decades that we've really...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 3:23PM

How Scientists Are Crafting a Better Robotic Exoskeleton Using CGI

Many have suggested that one day, relatively soon, we all might consider becoming cyborgs. Far from the early days of prosthesis, body...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 2:07PM

This High-Tech Medical Glove Looks Like the Nintendo Power Glove

When Nintendo released the Power Glove in 1989, a generation of kids immediately became convinced that the future was now, old man....

Super User
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 12:44PM

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