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Jul 2, 2015

Bioengineers develop highly elastic biomaterial for better wound healing

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), led by Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, and Nasim Annabi, PhD, of the Biomedical Engineering Division, has developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many of the properties of elastic tissue, such as skin and blood vessels. …

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Jul 2, 2015

World’s first ‘feeling’ prosthetic leg revealed

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

Austrian researchers develop artificial limb which can solve problem of phantom pain

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Jun 30, 2015

‘Microswimmer’ robots to drill through blocked arteries within four years

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism, robotics/AI

Drexel’s microswimmer robots (bottom) are modeled, in form and motion, after spiral-shaped Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria (top), which cause Lyme Disease (credit: Drexel University)

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Jun 29, 2015

The Crazy Science Behind Self/less’ Consciousness Transfer

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In the new movie Self/Less, Ben Kingsley is dying of cancer, so he gets his mind placed into a younger body—that of Ryan Reynolds. You’ve seen this kind of “re-sleeving” before in novels like Altered Carbon, but is it scientifically possible? Here’s a brand new exclusive featurette that says… maybe.

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Jun 29, 2015

Africa Is Going To Be Polio-Free Soon

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After years of frustrating pushback, Africa may soon be able to declare itself polio-free.

The disease that affects mostly children under 5 and can lead to irreversible paralysis, has been all but wiped out in Africa — except for in Nigeria. There, religious leaders often interfered with vaccination campaigns, but thanks to increased efforts, the country hasn’t seen a new polio case since July of last year, NPR’s Goats and Soda reported.

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Jun 28, 2015

California Assembly passes mandatory vaccine bill

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California’s Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Jun 27, 2015

17 Legal Brain Enhancing Drugs That Will Expand Your Consciousness

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

Interest in Nootropics has grown exponentially over recent years within the health conscious communities and is still a trend moving upwards as I write this. Nootropics are essentially smart drugs that can be bought over the counter or online at retail prices below $50. The majority of Nootropics are cognitive enhancers, that is they are…

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Jun 25, 2015

The Living, Breathing ‘Human on a Chip’ Is Coming

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Researchers are combining human cells and polymers to make a very trippy contraption for medical testing.

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Jun 23, 2015

FDA Approves BrainPort, Device That Allows The Blind To ‘See’ With Their Tongues

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The FDA-approved BrainPort V100 translates visual images into vibrations that can be felt on the tongue to help users better understand their surroundings.

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Jun 23, 2015

The ‘smart’ insulin patch that might one day replace injections for diabetic patients

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Good news for diabetics.

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