Have you always wanted blue eyes, but are stuck with boring old brown eyes? Well, a doctor in California has come up with a way to turn someone's brown eyes blue in just 20 seconds.
One of the biggest downsides to organ transplants is that once someone receives a transplant, they've gotta stay on immunosuppresant drugs for life. Those powerful drugs prevent the recipient's body from rejecting the new organs, but they have some pretty nasty side effects.
In the long, long list of reasons why people are miserable in high school, acne is often pretty close to the top. Of course, we here at DVICE, being tech nerds, were obviously very popular despite our spotty faces, but for the rest of you, a vaccine for acne may be finally on the way.
A promising new treatment for blood cancers uses a disabled form of HIV-1 to seek out and kill cancer cells. If the treatment holds up under further study, it could revolutionize how cancer is treated.
Treating cancer is difficult because there's no easy way for a treatment to differentiate between healthy cells and cancerous cells. Somehow, you need to know if a cell is cancerous, then treat it, or else don't touch it. It would be great if we could program cells themselves with that logic, and as it turns out, we can.
No, this isn't some viral marketing for True Blood...I think. Some researchers at Stanford have just published a study that claims that when blood from a young mouse was injected into an old mouse that old mouse received a "rejuvenation effect."
There's still an awful lot that's not understood about how complex biological systems (like our bodies) really work. Part of the problem is that we can't just go look, since the only way to really see inside a brain (for example) is to cut it open, which by definition destroys its structure. Japanese scientists have a better idea: just turn everything transparent.
It's like something out of science fiction or a horror movie or both: in order to facilitate transplants, we can now keep human hearts alive and beating and toasty warm inside a special electromechanical box full of fresh blood.
What's Novak Djokovic's secret to being one of the best tennis players in the world? Natural talent and countless hours of practice, I'm guessing. Or maybe this egg-shaped pressurized oxygen chamber. One of the two!
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.