Medical Tech

Scientists Find Cancer's Self-Destruct Button

Does cancer have a self-destruct button? Medical researchers have theorized a specific process for inducing cell death in cancer cells...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 August 2014 - 2:26PM

Self-Healing Polymer May Repair Broken Bones

A material that can instantly heal bones is closer to becoming a reality, as researchers from UC Santa Barbara have discovered a...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 August 2014 - 9:59AM

Neural Stem Cells Successfully Transplanted into Mice Brains

We may now be on our way to a real-life brain transplant, as researchers from the University of Luxembourg have neural stem cells...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 - 3:59PM

Artificial Intelligence Designs a Cancer Drug

Is artificial intelligence the future of drug discovery? Where cancer drugs usually take 24 to 48 months and approximately $100...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 August 2014 - 12:46PM

Scientists Create Transparent Mice with See-Through Organs

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have re-created the body horror of the television show Fringe, but with mice. ...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 August 2014 - 11:54AM

Blood Test Predicts Suicide Risk with 80-90% Accuracy

Could a specific gene mutation tell us with near-certainty who will attempt suicide? Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine published...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 10:13AM

Molecular Scissors Cut HIV from a Human Cell

Can we literally cut HIV from the body? Researchers from Temple University have used what they call "molecular scissors" to cut a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 12:07PM

Japanese Researchers Develop See-Through Recording Device For Medical Surgeries

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on in a surgeons head/hands during an operation? Are they typically focusing really hard, or...

Monday, 21 July 2014 - 3:20PM

Woman Grows Tiny Nose in Her Spine After Failed Stem Cell Surgery

Eight years after a failed experimental surgery in which olfactory stem cells from a paraplegic's nose were implanted into her spine,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 - 11:54AM

Is A Robotic Octopus Coming To A Life-Saving Surgery Near You?

Could the future of medical science give us a real-life Dr. Octopus?   Surgeons have long used the assistance of robotics during...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 11:12AM

Paralyzed Man Moves His Hand with His Mind

In 2010, Ian Burkhart broke his neck in a diving accident and lost the use of his hands and legs. Last Wednesday, Burkhart moved his...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 9:59AM

Salamander Study Brings Us One Step Closer to Human Limb Regeneration

Are salamanders the key to human limb regeneration? Researchers at University College London have identified a specific molecular...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 4:19PM

Hospitals Enlist R2D2 to Kill Germs

Hospital-acquired infections threaten 1.7 million Americans per year, and kill 99,000 hospital patients. But now, an adorable robot...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 1:16PM

Paraplegic in Iron Man Suit Will Kick Off World Cup

Tomorrow, a paralyzed young man will use an Ironman-like mind-controlled exoskeleton to take the first kick of the World Cup.  ...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 11:39AM

Gene Editing Tool Can Erase HIV?

Researchers at University of California, San Francisco may have found a method of genetic engineering that can cure HIV.   A...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 June 2014 - 4:17PM

Kentucky Scientists Attempt to Build Human Heart with 3-D Printer

Believe it or not, researchers at the University of Louisville are attempting to build human hearts for transplant patients using a...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 June 2014 - 4:20PM

Three-Parent Babies May Happen Within Two Years

Scientists are rapidly developing techniques that could lead to the birth of a child with three genetic parents. Known as...

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 12:58PM

Robot Sperm May Be Able to Fertilize Human Eggs

Engineers have built a sperm-like robot that may one day be able to fertilize human eggs.    The design has a metal-coated head,...

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 - 1:37PM

Weekly Round-Up! 5 Ways Science Met Science Fiction Last Week

Watch our weekly round-up video, where we show you the biggest stories in the intersection between science and science fiction for the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 June 2014 - 10:46AM

The Real Cryonics: Human Trials Begin for Suspended Animation Technique

The human race is finally ready for suspended animation. This month, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital will attempt human trials for a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 4:00PM