Med & Bio

The most advanced technologies in the service of medicine are a key to raising the average life expectancy and improving people’s quality of life.
\nIn this section we write about the ways innovations help doctors to provide treatment to people and prevent dangerous diseases, as well as to improve and enrich what nature has endowed us with. New medicines, treatment and medical research methods, as well as information about biotechnology and its integration with traditional technologies - you will find all about it here.

How genetics affects our tastes and preferences

How genetics affects our tastes and preferences

What, in your opinion, do our food preferences depend on? Why are we happy we eat certain foods 24/7, while others make us nauseous or just taste too spicy, salty, or sour?
Research engineers help children with disabilities with the assistance of robots

Research engineers help children with disabilities with the assistance of robots

Students with disabilities can now benefit from additional learning support.
Artificial intelligence algorithms can detect Alzheimer's disease at an early stage

Artificial intelligence algorithms can detect Alzheimer's disease at an early stage

Research by scientists from Drexel University has demonstrated that the OpenAI GPT-3 software can analyse human speech. Based on the information obtained, the AI system detects the initial stages of dementia and Alzheimer's disease with an accuracy of up to 80%.

Scientists create an artificial intelligence system capable of generating proteins

The American company Salesforce Research has developed an artificial intelligence program, ProGen, to transform amino acids into artificial proteins.

Biologists develop new genome editing methods

A team of leading Russian biologists has started a scientific project to develop new systems for editing the human genome.

The elixir of immortality: is there any chance that humans could live forever?

Humanity has been trying to unravel the secret of eternal life for ages. Sages, alchemists, philosophers and poets have all attempted, in one way or another, to answer the question of why man inevitably withers and how to explain the phenomenon that different living beings have completely different lifespans.

Running away from old age: how to extend your life through sport

If you're under 30 and think you have at least another decade to look forward to while staying young and fresh, we have some bad news for you. The ageing process starts at 30, and by the time you turn 40, this process accelerates.

Much worse than covid: 8 of the deadliest viruses in human history

With the advent of COVID-19, scientists and many ordinary people began to take an active interest in virology.

Science against insomnia: scientific advice on how to fall asleep quickly and get a good night's sleep

According to research, about 40-45% of people experience occasional insomnia, and 60% complain of a chronic lack of sleep.

A slime robot that can help retrieve swallowed objects

How often do children or animals accidentally swallow foreign objects that can only be retrieved with abdominal surgery?

The brain can reduce memory within hours

There are special neurons that are responsible for this. They mark the boundaries of events in the memory stream. Then these boundaries become a stronghold.

The smart bandage that administers medicine itself

Scientists from the Swiss Empa center, led by the Chinese researchers Fei Pan and Qun Ren, have developed an innovative bandage material that controls the course of an infection and, if it worsens, can administer medication.

How VR games can help you cope with agoraphobia

Our editors have repeatedly written about how many opportunities are hidden in computer games, the scope of which stretches beyond recreational forms and even reaches as far as medicine.

Spiny mice can self-heal a damaged spinal cord

Discovering a method for rapidly regenerating organs and tissues is a task that scientists worldwide have been struggling with over many years.

A new cell type with regenerative properties is discovered in the lungs

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have found a new kind of cell that develops in human bronchioles and plays a crucial role in the respiratory system.
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