Medical Tech

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

'Biosensitive' Ink Can Create Tattoos Which Monitor Your Health

Modern tattoos are typically seen as artwork that exists on your body, with little functional purpose beyond self-expression....

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 12:40PM

Dr. Janina Scarlet Talks About Using Superhero Comics With Psychology

Just in time for New York Comic-Con, we interviewed psychologist Janina Scarlet about her book, Superhero Therapy! Dr. Scarlet...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 4:03PM

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