Scientists Develop First Ever Artificial Implantable Kidney

Scientists Develop First Ever Artificial Implantable Kidney

Scientists have announced that they have developed the first ever implantable artificial kidney that can be powered by the human body’s circulatory system. This could one day replace the current medical procedures of kidney donation and dialysis.

By On September 5, 2010 7 Responses
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A New Protein Killer Could Be The Much Sought-After Cure For Cancer

A New Protein Killer Could Be The Much Sought-After Cure For Cancer

There is a new experimental drug being given to 19 patients with liver cancer, who haven’t responded positively to chemotherapy, and the drug has been shown to be effective by preventing the malignant tumors from making proteins they need to survive. The new drug is raising hopes that an effective treatment for cancer may at last be found.

By On August 24, 2010 2 Responses
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Man Gets A Full Face Transplant For The First Time In History

Man Gets A Full Face Transplant For The First Time In History

This is a photo of the man with the first full face transplant ever done. The operation was performed by a team of 30 doctors, and it took them 24 hours to complete.

By On July 27, 2010 2 Responses
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Scientists Make Giant Leap Toward Practical Working Nanotech

Scientists Make Giant Leap Toward Practical Working Nanotech

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have made a giant leap in the direction of working nanotechnology. They have created artificial cells that can talk to one another and cooperate to carry out a task.

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EEG Brain Scanners To Communicate With The Brain-dead

EEG Brain Scanners To Communicate With The Brain-dead

Brain-wave scanners could one day make it possible for us to communicate with some brain-dead patients. Recent studies have shown that some vegetative patients might be more aware than they seem. Now, Damian Cruse, with the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK, thinks EEG machines will be able to help these patients communicate.

By On June 22, 2010 3 Responses
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Scientists Develop Nanowires That Can Convert Heartbeats Into Electricity

Scientists Develop Nanowires That Can Convert Heartbeats Into Electricity

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have placed nanowires inside rats that have successfully converted the animals breaths and heartbeats into electricity. These nanowire generators could one day lead to battery-free nano-scale medical implants and sensors powered by the body itself.

By On June 6, 2010 3 Responses
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Scientists Make Huge Leap Toward Finding A Cure For Common Cold And Other Flu

Scientists Make Huge Leap Toward Finding A Cure For Common Cold And Other Flu

Scientists may be closing in on the age-old goal of finding a cure for the common cold, and other forms of influenza. Scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have discovered a method of stopping the spread of influenza viruses by stopping the genetic process by which the virus replicates itself. They can essentially flip a switch that stops the virus RNA in its tracks.

By On June 6, 2010 2 Responses
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Darpa Develops Device That Will Know You’re Sick Before You Do

Darpa Develops Device That Will Know You’re Sick Before You Do

Researchers at Duke University, funded by Darpa, have developed a biosensor that has the ability to know if you’re sick with a virus infection even before your first sneeze. The sensor detects changes in gene expression that occur in people exposed to viruses like the common cold, flu, or the respiratory syncytial virus. This approach […]

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New Bioelectric Transistor Could Bring Humans And Machines Closer Together

New Bioelectric Transistor Could Bring Humans And Machines Closer Together

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab have succeeded in creating a novel transistor that could allow electronic devices to one day be hooked directly into the nervous system. The transistor derives its power from ATP – adenosine triphosphate, the molecular medium of energy exchange present in nearly all living cells – and does not […]

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