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Pharmacy on a chip? In the first human tests of a wireless, drug-delivering chip, 7 women with osteoporosis reduced their risk of bone fracture as effectively as with daily injections.
February 17, 2012, 12:39 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Researchers have built a nano-robot made entirely from DNA. Based on a technique called DNA origami, the smart drug can seek out and destroy cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unscathed.
February 16, 2012, 9:11 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Some other ideas in the British Medical Association report on organ donation includes: restarting hearts in people who’ve died of heart failure and covering funeral expenses for donors.
February 16, 2012, 1:40 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Breath is drawn over sensors that change color depending on the volatile compound. The new tech detects the cancer with 83% accuracy, even distinguishing between different subtypes.
February 15, 2012, 7:24 PM PST | By Janet Fang
An injection of 25 million stem cells back into the heart of the heart attack victim resulted in dissolved scar tissue and new, living heart muscle.
February 14, 2012, 4:24 PM PST | By Janet Fang
EKGs, ultrasounds, stress tests, CTs. If you’re symptom free, there’s insufficient evidence to support some common tests. They often turn up false positives, requiring invasive tests...
February 13, 2012, 9:38 PM PST | By Janet Fang
With this procedure, only damaged parts of the femur are removed and covered with metal. Runners can run again after surgery, an alternative to total hip replacement for active people.
February 13, 2012, 3:47 PM PST | By Janet Fang
For a handful of volunteers, a mild pulse to the brain during a taxi driving game helped them find a faster, more direct route to a virtual destination on their second try.
February 12, 2012, 2:20 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Massage therapy turns off the genes linked to inflammation while turning on those that promote healing, according to a study with 11 men and an intensive upright cycling session.
February 9, 2012, 8:17 PM PST | By Janet Fang
A salty, calcium-free solution helps reattach severed nerves. Rat patients moved their limbs within minutes after the surgery and up to 70% of leg function were recovered in a month. Video!
February 8, 2012, 8:08 PM PST | By Janet Fang