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Real-life tricorders are about to start consumer testing

Real-life tricorders are about to start consumer testing Lo and behold, the X Prize Foundation has taken up the challenge, and there’s a Tricorder X Prize to be awarded in 2017.” The Tricorder X Prize purse is $10 million in total, with no less than $6M going to the best in show.

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression The study captured fMRI brain scans from more than a thousand participants, in order to answer a question: What’s different between the brains of healthy people and those with depression?The authors refer to the axes as a shared pathological core, by which we can understand the relationship between brain connectivity and the symptoms of depression.

A soft robot that wraps around a failing heart could save thousands of lives

A soft robot that wraps around a failing heart could save thousands of lives A soft robotic sleeve made out of silicone has been used to keep pigs alive after they suffered heart attacks.The device hugs the heart and mimics the movement of healthy cardiac muscles.

This is how much an astronaut's body changed after a year in space

This is how much an astronaut's body changed after a year in space But beyond those shifts in perspective, Kelly's body may have changed in other ways.According to preliminary data released by NASA, Kelly's genes, fine motor skills, microbiome and other aspects of his body were altered during the 340 days he spent in orbit from 2015 to 2016.

The brains of astronauts change during spaceflight

The brains of astronauts change during spaceflight At the dawn of human spaceflight, we weren’t even sure people would be able to eat in space.Today, we’ve moved on to bigger questions like, “what happens to your brain in space?

'Locked-in' ALS patients get a voice thanks to this new mind-reading machine

'Locked-in' ALS patients get a voice thanks to this new mind-reading machine Now researchers from Europe have used a brain-computer interface to communicate with four completely locked-in ALS patients.Locked-in syndrome means that patients can’t communicate, even though they’re still “in there.

The reality of Supply and Demand.

The reality of Supply and Demand. Click to block a category: mudkipfucker prev nextrandomComment PrevTopNextComment $690 was already way too too expensive.“We’re not talking about a limited commodity.

Nearly invisible gel-like robots move fast enough to catch fish underwater

Nearly invisible gel-like robots move fast enough to catch fish underwater MIT scientists have developed mostly transparent soft robots that are made of 90 percent water.The robots are so fast that they can catch and release fish underwater.

New biosensor can detect HIV earlier and faster than ever before

New biosensor can detect HIV earlier and faster than ever before This silicon chip can spot HIV in the body within days of exposure and it’s faster than all previous conclusive tests.Generally, the earliest for a definitive diagnosis of HIV infection is a month after exposure.

56-hour groundbreaking face transplant surgery gives man a new face

56-hour groundbreaking face transplant surgery gives man a new face Andrew (Andy) Sandness is adapting to his new face.His face was disfigured over a decade ago after he attempted suicide.

These tattoos conduct electricity, turning you into a very basic cyborg

These tattoos conduct electricity, turning you into a very basic cyborg 'Tech Tats' are temporary and use ink that conducts electricity.They are fitted with small sensors and trackers that turn them into tiny smart devices.

This innovative device dispenses life-saving medicine through breast milk

This innovative device dispenses life-saving medicine through breast milk Safely and practically administering vital medicine to infants is a global challenge — especially in certain countries where access to safe healthcare is limited.Recognising the difficulty faced by parents and healthcare staff in administering medical care to these young ones, one company has created an innovative solution: JustMilk.

Republican bill would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

Republican bill would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information.It did not immediately respond to questions about how lack of access to genetic information hampers wellness programs.

A major study just validated the iPhone's potential for medical research

A major study just validated the iPhone's potential for medical research Often through Apple's ResearchKit framework, which lets novice developers easily build apps for medical research, doctors and researchers are combining the study of technology with the study of disease.The study used a mobile app, downloaded by 50,000 iPhone users, to survey people with asthma.

A Beer a Day Keeps the Cardiologist Away

A Beer a Day Keeps the Cardiologist Away For more than a hundred and fifty years you’ve been hearing that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.Now it turns out that a nice pilsner, stout, or kolsch can do the exact same thing.