Though my doctor doesn’t seem to have gotten the note, needles are increasingly becoming a thing of the past.
Pseudo-stool created in a robotic gut can replace human fecal matter used to correct imbalances in bacterial colonies in patients left devastated by an infection.
Taylor Binns never planned to experience a simple delight of the world again: seeing it. The world was slowly going black, and time was running out. So he took his only options: a new procedure using stem cells. What we all take for granted became his gift: he could see again.
Acoustic levitation is pretty damn cool, and a useful scientific tool to boot. Researchers use the process to test various drugs and in which state — crystalline or soluble — they'd be most effective.
Medical technology is advancing rapidly thanks to computers, but it's taking a while for all that nifty computerized medicine to make its way inside our bodies. Humans aren't generally compatible with electronics, but that may change with the invention of...
Who would have guessed that something as fine as silk could be so sturdy? That's what a team of scientists are learning as they've proven that silk, reduced down to a thin film wrapped around antibiotics and vaccines can help extend their shelf life. It's a development that could be critical to bringing key medicines to the Third World.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have designed a lab-on-a-chip that moves blood through a tiny device, using ramps to gradually sift cells according to weight and size. It functions like a tiny pinball machine: targeted items are isolated by the ramps they can't navigate, and are funneled to the side like little gutter balls.
Dental visits are filled with that uneasy feeling until you hear whether you have a cavity. If you do have a cavity, that uneasy feeling is turned to dread. Would it make you feel better to learn that a new filling procedure could work to kill bacteria and even help regrowth in vulnerable area of the tooth?
Researchers have discovered a new brain stem cell, which could have great implications for the future of medicine. The stem cells can form various types of cells, including new brain cells, which could possibly be the key to healing many brain injuries.
Last week surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center performed the most extensive face transplant ever completed. 37-year-old Richard Lee Norris received donor skin from his scalp to his neck as well as a new nose, tongue, jaw bones and teeth.