Stories of bionic limbs doing this or that for people never ceases to brighten up my day. Here's another: Britain's Chloe Holmes, 15, lost her fingers at a very young age. Now, she's get a brand new pair, and they're just about as good as anyone else's.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee have paired both a powered knee and ankle, working in tandem, to create a bionic limb that is just about as good as the original. It's the first prosthetic limb to use said motorized joints in conjunction, and the results are impressive to see in motion.
14-year-old Matthew James wrote to the head of Mercedes' F1 team asking them for $57,000 for a bionic hand. It was kind of a joke when he sent it off, but the hand they made him in response certainly isn't; it's the most advanced prosthetic hand in the world.
Getting HIV test results usually takes days for the clinic to drop the news on you, but a new credit-card-sized chip called the "mChip" only takes 15 minutes to diagnose a sample of blood. It's also only $1 and is reportedly has a 100 percent detection rate. Sounds superb, if you think you might have HIV or syphilis, right?
You generally have to get a flu shot every year, as the vaccine needs to be updates to take on the specific mutations of the virus that are floating around that season. But researchers are working on a new flu vaccine that would last for years.
Nobody likes getting blood drawn. But a new technique could make it easier to check on your blood without actually drawing blood, using fluorescing nanoparticle tattoos.
Okay you crazy kids, time to pack it up and go home. Researchers at Scripps have just invented what looks to be a vaccine against heroin, that when taken, will prevent the drug from having any effect on you, ever.
People with scarring in their vocal cords can find themselves with difficulties speaking, or even a complete inability to speak. But a fancy new gel from the smart folks at MIT and Harvard could give them their voices back.
Jawbone's Up is a new wristband designed to track your health and help you stay in shape, tracking your behavior over time to keep you better informed about your body.
Here's a fun study to be a part of: a Dutch group tested the effects of video games and marijuana use on Alzheimer's patients to see if it helped their memory. And wouldn't you know it? It did.