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New Prosthetic Arm Powered by Bluetooth and Brainwaves

New Prosthetic Arm Powered by Bluetooth and Brainwaves It needs a little help from Bluetooth, but the end result is a prosthetic controlled with the mind.Johan Baggerman from the Netherlands lost his left arm in a 2010 accident, but now he’s one of the first to get a click-on mind-controlled prosthetic.

Leeches are making a slimy comeback in modern medicine

Leeches are making a slimy comeback in modern medicine If you're in Russia, those little charges might include half a dozen slimy, slithering leeches.As Russia's economy tanks — due to a mix of low oil prices, sanctions, and military spending — the country's state-run medical system has also suffered.

This smart cap won't let you forget to take your medicine

This smart cap won't let you forget to take your medicine As long as your phone's Bluetooth is turned on, the cap and app pair the moment you unscrew the cap.“On average, people only take 50% of medicine,” said Pillsy Co-Founder and CEO Jeff LeBrun.

Learn how to open a brain up with this eerily realistic surgical simulator

Learn how to open a brain up with this eerily realistic surgical simulator Traditionally, young surgeons don't really get any trial and error sessions before they step into the operating room.It's kind of like learning to fly a plane without using the flight simulator.

Scientists Find Molecular 'Key' to Killing Hearty Bacteria

Scientists Find Molecular 'Key' to Killing Hearty Bacteria Scientists from the University of Illinois have learned how to attach a molecular “key” to narrow-spectrum antibiotics, thereby making them much more effective.The LPS layer protects gram-negative bacteria from most antibiotics, but the University of Illinois team claims to have found a way to bypass it.

Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer

Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer The Data Science Bowl is one such program, and awarding its prize is a critical milestone in support of the Cancer Moonshot.The event assembled both the data science and medical communities to develop AI and other algorithms that can detect lung cancer, as MIT Technology Review reports, in competition for a privately bankrolled $1M prize.

Designer Virus Tells the Immune System How to Fight Cancer

Designer Virus Tells the Immune System How to Fight Cancer Most attempts to fight cancer with the body’s natural defenses are based on “disinhibiting” your immune system.However, stimulating the immune system to specifically fight the cancer is much more challenging.

Bionic Carbon Fiber Arm From Lamborghini? It Could Happen

Bionic Carbon Fiber Arm From Lamborghini? It Could Happen The automaker known for go-fast cars will partner with Houston Methodist Research Institute to create live-better humans.They’ll collaborate on the development of carbon fiber composites that could be used for medical purposes.

Battery-Free Pacemaker Is Powered by Microwaves

Battery-Free Pacemaker Is Powered by Microwaves Now, researchers from Rice University have developed a battery-free pacemaker that can be implanted directly in heart.If the design is adopted, it could eliminate many of the common complications associated with pacemaker implantation.

Depressed or Suicidal? AI Algorithm Detects What’s Hidden Beneath the Smile

Depressed or Suicidal? AI Algorithm Detects What’s Hidden Beneath the Smile To tease out the differences, the researchers looked at a handful of facial gestures displayed by three groups of people – those with suicidal ideation, depressed patients, and a medical control group.Remarkably, rather than frowning being the most telling feature in discriminating between depressed and suicidal patients, it was smiling.

This Tiny Radioactive Implant is a Powerhouse for Treating Prostate Cancer

This Tiny Radioactive Implant is a Powerhouse for Treating Prostate Cancer ” Even though there does exist a less-extreme path that prostate cancer can take, there’s still a continuum of severity and aggression, just like there is for any kind of cancer.For those people who do require more aggressive treatments such as radiation, there’s a tiny implant among the relatively less-scary options for prostate cancer treatment.

Force Fields Become a Weapon in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Force Fields Become a Weapon in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer Scientists from the UK have figured out how to use a force field to separate cells, and it’s about to change prostate cancer research.One difference between normal and cancerous prostate cells is that where normal prostate cells use zinc to carry out their biologically ordained function, prostate cancers are devoid of zinc.

Single-Dose Radiation Found Effective for Prostate Cancer

Single-Dose Radiation Found Effective for Prostate Cancer Iridium also has isotopes that are useful in cancer treatment — and especially in prostate cancer treatment.The results of a two-year study from Europe have come in, concerning the use of iridium-192 in single-dose radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

New PillCam Uses Wireless Radio, CCD Cameras to Diagnose Heartburn

New PillCam Uses Wireless Radio, CCD Cameras to Diagnose Heartburn While the FDA has provisionally approved the PillCam for use, they only allow it after a patient has experienced an unsuccessful endoscopy or colonoscopy.There are three versions of the device: the PillCam ESO, for the esophagus, the PillCam SB for the stomach, and the PillCam Colon for the lower GI tract.

New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles

New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles Another condition that has resisted the implant approach is type 2 diabetes.But type 2 diabetes is more related to insulin insensitivity than it is to failure to produce insulin in the first place.

Single-Use Microfluidics Could Boost Men's Health Diagnostics

Single-Use Microfluidics Could Boost Men's Health Diagnostics And we use microfluidics equipment to test for a huge variety of diagnostically important things, including antibodies, blood gases, blood chemistry, and even cancer cells.This is the field Theranos died on, because it claimed it could use just a few microliters of blood to conduct a whole battery of tests.

Drug Delivery Implants, Electrical Stimulation Can Manage Chronic Pain

Drug Delivery Implants, Electrical Stimulation Can Manage Chronic Pain Physicians have long been interested in approaches to chronic pain management that are less prone to abuse than traditionally prescribed medications.There’s a real problem growing in America, and new treatments for chronic pain could potentially address it, via drug delivery implant systems and intrathecal electrical stimulation.

Brain-Computer Interfaces Could Eliminate Lower Back Pain

Brain-Computer Interfaces Could Eliminate Lower Back Pain If your lower back hurts, you’re in good company.And for people who have pain doctors can’t explain or really treat, things can start looking pretty bleak.

How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System

How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System In reality, the law is about health insurance reform, and curbing the steep rise of the federal government’s subsidizing of health care for our citizens.The US healthcare system is not behind in technology investment compared with other countries.

This 'temporary tattoo' could totally change health care

This 'temporary tattoo' could totally change health care But soon they could be life-changing.Right now, patients with chronic conditions have to suffer with stiff plastic sensors that don't breathe very well.