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This is the first time a bioengineered vein was successfully transplanted using cells and parts taken entirely from humans. One day, ready-made personalized blood vessels!
June 18, 2012, 11:24 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
This optic cup contains the light sensing photoreceptors of retinas. It’s the first time the feat was managed with human cells, raising hopes that damaged eyes could be repaired in the clinic.
June 18, 2012, 2:02 AM PDT | By Janet Fang
A comparison of the DNA of an infant boy with that of 103-year-old shows dramatic chemical changes. This may explain why our risk of cancer and other diseases increases as we get older.
June 15, 2012, 9:19 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Evan Williams and Biz Stone have invested in a startup that promises fake meat which beats the taste, cost, nutrition, and environmental impact of the real deal.
June 15, 2012, 7:26 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
MIT scientists found a way to use the glucose in our body as an energy source for medical implants. These neural prosthetics are part of a brain-machine interface helping paralyzed patients move.
June 14, 2012, 11:47 AM PDT | By Janet Fang
By identifying genetic variations that are linked to diseases and drug response, the new software creates a medically relevant report on genetics and metabolism.
June 13, 2012, 3:35 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
By increasing the arm’s range of motion during the healing process, you increase blood flow, reduce muscle atrophy, and shorten healing time and physical therapy.
June 12, 2012, 2:26 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Gunshots to the pelvis can cause soldiers to bleed out in minutes, and conventional tourniquets can’t tighten enough around the abdomen. The new device is being tried by combat medics.
June 12, 2012, 10:52 AM PDT | By Janet Fang
The bandage provides scaffolding for more efficient connective tissue growth, offering a possible tool to prevent scars in burn victims.
June 12, 2012, 8:23 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
The robot performs brain biopsies, shunt placements, and neurostimulation electrode placement. It’s expected to hit the U.S. market in the coming year.
June 12, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn