Medical Tech

Prolonged Screen Time May Be Changing Your Child's Brain Structure, Study Finds

Sitting your kid down in front of a screen and letting them watch Fortnite streams for hours may buy you some peace and quiet, but...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 1:20PM

Turning Off One Gene May Allow You to Eat Without Gaining Weight, Scientists Say

When someone says "this new (blank) will allow you to eat anything you want without gaining weight!", it's usually one of two...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:00AM

NYU Surgeons Just Transplanted an Entire Face – and They're Getting Better at It

If you thought 1997's Face/Off was mostly sci-fi, we have some news for you: a team of surgeons at NYU Langone recently announced...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 1:12PM

New Study: Human Brains Stay Alive For Hours After Death

What happens to the body after death? We've all heard the stories about how some animals – namely snakes – can still bite after...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 2:00PM

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found Aboard International Space Station

When most people imagine disasters wiping out astronauts in space, it usually looks like Alien or Apollo 13. According to a new...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 1:39PM

The World's First Full-Body Scanner Quickly Renders Every Organ in 3D

Scientists at the University of California, Davis partnered with the Shanghai-based company United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) to develop...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 12:15PM

Tech CEO: Artificial Intelligence Toilets Will Soon Scan Your Poop to Diagnose Illness

Despite the frightening implications, most people aren't surprised anymore when it's announced that China has a new virtual news...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 1:20PM

Researchers Pioneer Vaccine Allowing Celiac Disease Sufferers to Eat Gluten

People with celiac disease can't approach cake with the same sort of devil-may-care attitude that a lactose intolerant person might...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 2:09PM

Spinal Implants Are Helping Paralyzed People Walk Again

Medical marvel or the plot of an underrated 2018 thriller? According to The New York Times and a report published in the journal...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 01 November 2018 - 1:19PM

American Victims of Sonic 'Health Attacks' in China Suspect a Conspiracy Cover-Up

It sounds like the beginning of a Cold War political thriller or a Black Mirror episode: according to NBC, over a dozen Americans...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 12:46PM

New Study Debunks Glasses Claiming to Allow Colorblind People to See Color

If you have a Facebook page, you've probably had a friend share a video of a colorblind person breaking down in tears after trying on...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 2:21PM

Scientists Are Looking Exploring Hibernation for Space Travel, Just Like 'Alien'

Everybody knows that familiar scene in sci-fi movies where the camera pans over a row of cryogenic chambers containing the crew...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 1:39PM

Hybrid IVF Procedure Allows Two Women to Carry the Same Baby

We probably don't need to fully explain how in vitro fertilization typically works, but generally speaking it involves injecting sperm...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 1:03PM

Who Wants To Live Forever? A New Video Explores What Humans Look Like In A Future 1,000 Years From Today

In 1926, Lee DeForest (the inventor of the vacuum tube) claimed that landing a person on the Moon and bringing them back alive would...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 1:02PM

New Study Shows Potential Link Between Stress, Memory Loss, and Brain Shrinkage

Ironically, telling someone that stress has the power to shrink their brain and cause memory loss (even at a young age!) seems like a...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 12:50PM

Scientists Grew A 3D Model Of The Human Brain Using Stem Cells And Scaffolding

The news has been filled with headlines about neural networks recently, but all of those stories have had to do with artificial...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:14PM

Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Develop New Drugs Using Anonymous Data

If there's one thing drug companies hate more than unforeseen side effects, it's sharing proprietary information about their drugs....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:09PM

Ancient Remains of Child Given a 'Vampire Burial' Were Found in a Baby Cemetery in Italy

How does one bury a vampire? They sleep in coffins and are technically already dead, so it's a tricky question. It turns out that 5th...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:47PM

Google's AI Can Now Detect Breast Cancer Better Than Humans Do

When it's not teaching AI how to create fake photos that look totally real, Google and its associated companies are taking big strides...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 11:46AM

New Study Says Enough People Have Sequenced Their DNA to Endanger Others' Privacy

Sending your DNA off to a genealogy company like 23 and Me and filling the gaps in your family tree has become a fascinating little...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 1:53PM