It's been discovered that panda blood contains an antibiotic compound that's vastly more powerful than anything we've got right now.
Increasingly, how we use our gadgets offers more clues about human behavior and health than which devices we choose to include in our tech arsenals. Now a new study indicates that, in certain cases, a person's garbled text messages could point toward a serious neurological condition, or even signal an imminent medical emergency.
Getting a blood test is a huge pain in the arm. Not only is it a literal pain in the arm, but your blood has to be sent off to a lab somewhere and processed and analyzed and computerized, which is expensive and takes forever. This card, called the V-Chip, can run 50 different blood tests in seconds right before your very eyes, for just $10.
Not all of us are clever enough to jump into a fridge when we see a nuke heading our way. Post-nuke, then, we're left with two options: succumbing to radiation sickness, or morphing into radiation zombies. A new medication called Ex-RAD now presents a third option, which is to take it and then be just fine afterwards.
Using tech to monitor and our health is becoming increasingly common, but the myriad of new gadgets being introduced can be a little bit confusing, making adoption relatively slow. Now a new company has figured out a way to combine emerging health tech with an item we're already comfortably familiar with— an iPhone case.
With the exception of advanced prosthetics, body-integrated tech hasn't yet become widely available. A new development in sensor technology hopes to introduce a new kind of wearable tech that attaches to your skin like a tattoo while keeping an eye on your health.
Recent developments in medical research have offered a number of advances that promise to eventually rid us of a number of chronic ailments and physical maladies. But one new experiment presents an even more exciting breakthrough that should offer hope to the paralyzed.
Having a genetic disease means that there's something wrong with your DNA. Somewhere, in those millions of base pairs, even the simplest mutation (or mis-coding) in a gene can cause all sorts of serious problems, and since the problem is at such a basic level, it's impossible to fix without rewriting the essence of what makes you you. And we can now do that.
Allergies are stupid. They're your immune system's way of being dramatic for no reason, and the side effects often induce misery, and sometimes, death. Existing medications can treat the symptoms, but what you really want to do is stop the reaction from triggering in the first place, and a new designer molecule can do that.
What happens when you combine advances in 3D printing with biosynthesis and molecular construction? Eventually, it might just lead to printers that can manufacture vaccines and other drugs from scratch: email your doc, download some medicine, print it out and you're cured.