Tag: medicine

3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a ……


Google AI can scan your eyes to predict heart disease

Alphabet’s health science company Verily has announced a wide range of projects, from developing smartwatches made for medical studies to mass-producing infected mosquitoes to curb their population. Scientists from the division now have a new ……


Throat sensor helps you recover from a stroke

Your abilities to speak and swallow are frequently signs of how well you’re coping after a stroke, but measuring that is difficult. Microphones frequently can’t distinguish between the patient and ambient sounds, and there’s the not-so-small ……


Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand

Electronic skins might not only detect health troubles in the near future, but display them for the world to see. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an e-skin that can measure vital signs like your heartbeat and display them in re……


Researchers use CRISPR to detect HPV and Zika

Science published three studies today that all demonstrate new uses for CRISPR. The gene editing technology is typically thought of for its potential use in treating diseases like HIV, ALS and Huntington’s disease, but researchers are showing ……


FDA approves blood test that determines severity of concussions

The FDA announced this week that it has approved a blood test that can quickly and reliably detect signs of a concussion. Typically, when someone seeks medical care following a head injury, they’re subjected to a neurological test and/or a CT ……


Fitbit’s latest acquisition could help you manage health conditions

Fitbit is very familiar with the health care world, and its latest acquisition drives that point home. The company has bought Twine Health, whose centerpiece is a health coaching platform that helps you manage chronic conditions (such as diabe……


Researchers use nanorobots to kill tumors in mice

Our current methods of fighting malignant tumors are wildly inadequate. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, while sometimes successful, come with massive side effects, mainly because every other cell in the body is also getting bombarded wi……


Rugged e-skin can heal its cuts and scrapes

Scientists dream of prosthetics and robots with electronic skin that can convey heat and pressure just like the real thing, but there’s a big problem getting in the way: the outside world. Bumps and scrapes can damage these sensors, and it’s ……


Researchers grew a fully mature human egg in a lab

Researchers in the UK and the US have taken human eggs in their most early stage and developed them to maturity in a lab for the first time. It’s a big achievement that could open up new avenues for infertility treatment and give scientists a ……