Medical Tech

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

Our Own Cells Might Hold the Key to Curing Diseases

Our own bodies might hold the key to the evolution of medical treatment. Physician Siddhartha Mukherjee has recently proposed a new...

Alexandra Grunberg
Friday, 13 November 2015 - 11:04AM

'Heart in a Box' Device Resuscitates Hearts Removed from Dead Bodies

"They're not really dead, but it doesn't really matter."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 - 3:29PM

This Drinkable Book is Attacking Waterborne Diseases on Two Fronts

We can read books on the reasons why we should purify our water, but what about using those very pages as a purifying filter for our...

Alexandra Grunberg
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 - 2:38PM

How Legos Could Revolutionize the Robotics Industry

The humble Lego could become the building block of some serious advancement in robotics.

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 2:01PM

From Cyborgs to Nanobots: 5 Ways Scientists Hope to Achieve Immortality for Humanity

We may not be at the point where we

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 7:05PM

Scientists Grow Miniature Beating Hearts in a Lab

The little hearts were grown from skin stem cells and beat once per day.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 1:36PM