The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from which electrodes to nerves and muscle were extended to extract signals to control a robotic hand and to provide tactile sensations. […]

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Diabetes breakthrough: Why 420 million people with diabetes can look forward to

Kidney Failure, Blindness, Heart Attack, Stroke. The list of complications of Diabetes and could easily be extend. To 825 billion dollars to the world health organization estimates that the health costs incurred each year in connection with the disease. Therefore, researchers around the world for many years, feverishly on technologies to enable new approaches for therapies. A Team from the […]

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Scientists generate high-quality human vascular cells through genome editing technology

Scientists from the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Peking University and the Institute of Zoology of CAS have generated the world’s first genetically enhanced human vascular cells by targeting a single longevity gene, FOXO3. The study was recently published in Cell Stem Cell. This six-year joint research effort represents the first time human vascular cell […]

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Mobile, instant diagnosis of viruses

A new high-throughput, miniature, portable sequencing technique* has been developed in recent years, for human and animal health purposes. It uses mobile laboratories to diagnose viruses such as Ebola or Zika almost instantly, in the field. Diagnosis is both quick and early, which avoids the need to transfer contaminated samples. “The technology is characterized by the production of long nucleotide […]

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AI Technology IDs Genetic Diseases by Analyzing Facial Photos

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Certain genetic diseases can be detected by new artificial intelligence technology that analyzes a photo of a person’s face, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Nature Medicine. The DeepGestalt technology was better than doctors at identifying a range of genetic syndromes, CNN reported. Examples of conditions that can be identified by the […]

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Study: Technology and doctors combine to detect patients who don’t take their pills

Almost everyone does it at some point—skip a dose of a medication, decide to not schedule a recommended follow-up appointment or ignore doctor’s orders to eat or exercise differently. Such nonadherence can seem harmless on an individual level, but costs the U.S. health care system billions of dollars a year. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown how to best identify […]

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Patients with type 1 diabetes missing out on glucose devices

Tens of thousands of UK patients with type 1 diabetes are being denied the potential benefits of flash glucose monitoring devices because of a postcode lottery, an investigation by The BMJ has found. Abbott’s Freestyle Libre is currently the only device available in the UK. But the investigation shows that a year after the device became available, around a quarter […]

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Neuropixels technology ready for release

A transformative technology for detecting and recording neural activity in the brain is now available for researchers to purchase through imec, a leading nanoelectronics research center in Belgium. Neuropixels, a new neural-recording technology that lets scientists simultaneously monitor hundreds of neurons throughout an animal’s brain, is now being made available for purchase by the research community. The technology vastly improves […]

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