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The disease strikes men in their 20s, causing total vision loss within 6 months. With the new drug, some patients were able to read lines on an eye chart again.
July 31, 2011, 10:48 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Nanosensors implanted under the skin can tell an iPhone the levels of glucose and sodium in your blood.
July 28, 2011, 6:20 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Using rat neurons and human blood vessels, scientists create traumatic-brain-injury on a chip. Experiments identified the biochemical pathway involved, offering treatment hopes for veterans.
July 27, 2011, 8:29 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
What if an artificial lung breathed like a real human lung? In a Q&A with SmartPlanet, researcher Joseph Potkay talks about his newest research into the artificial lung.
July 27, 2011, 5:50 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
The PTSD Coach app could help veterans deal with symptoms of PTSD.
July 27, 2011, 3:48 AM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
Did you know that the sweat excreted through your fingertips contains the byproducts from drugs? A handheld device will be able to detect drug use in minutes.
July 26, 2011, 10:02 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
A new study in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that telemedicine abortions can be just as safe as an in-person visit.
July 26, 2011, 7:31 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
A study of over one million middle-aged women and 17 cancer types reveal that the risk rises 16% for every 4 inches in height.
July 21, 2011, 4:49 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Many states across the country failed to report drinking water violations, or underreported the number of violations to the appropriate authorities, according to a report issued Tuesday by the...
July 21, 2011, 2:10 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
The federal agency wants oversight on apps that might substitute for traditional medical devices, such as diagnostic imaging tech and EKGs.
July 21, 2011, 12:49 AM PDT | By Janet Fang