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.
In 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.

«Электронные татуировки» обещают помочь людям с сердечно-сосудистыми заболеваниями

‘Electronic tattoos’ will help people with cardiovascular diseases

The device was developed by scientists at the University of Texas. It is much more reliable and convenient than the electrodes which were previously used to track patient health.
Управлять роботизированной рукой силой мысли? Теперь это возможно!

Controlling a robotic hand with your mind? This is finally possible!

Experts from two universities (Minnesota and Carnegie-Mellon) have made a real breakthrough in noninvasive robot control.
Ученые напечатали орган, не пользуясь каркасом

Researcher print an organ without using a frame

3D printing is one of the milestone inventions of the 21st century, capable to change the state of affairs in many areas of our lives including medicine. Researchers from the University of Illinois in Chicago have recently succeeded in printing a whole organ without using a frame.

ZAPS laser that kills cancer right through the skin

The University of Arkansas (USA) researchers have created and successfully tested a new cancer treatment device. It is a laser that destroys cancer cells in the patient's body directly through the skin.

396 Drugs and Treatment Methods

These are the conclusions made by the scientists who studied UK and USA medical industry for 15 years. The reasons for the disappointing "diagnosis" are corruption, prejudice, and the long time it takes to bring new drugs to the market.

Prosthetic Limb Perfectly Emulating Foot Structure Developed at Stanford University

The scientists who were involved in the project assure that their new prosthesis will not only do a great job handling any terrain, but also prevent limping.

Texas scientists make breakthrough in immune system research

T-lymphocytes play a critical role in the operation of our immune systems. But until recently, scientists were unable to understand how these cells learned to identify harmful cells. Scientists from the University of Texas have recently lifted the shroud of this mystery and followed by sharing an illustrative video with the world.

Hens Are Happy: Scientists Find Protein Substitute for Eggs

Chicken eggs are a staple ingredient of modern day eating and an excellent source of proteins needed by the human body. But the market is full of counterfeits making this product the cause of the greatest number of food poisoning cases.

Researchers Explain the Secret of Male Peacock Spider Coloration

This week Proceedings of the Royal Society published an article, in which scientists disclosed the results of their research on the coloration of male peacock spiders. The study was headed by Dakota McCoy, a biologist at Harvard University.

Hydrogel to Stop Arterial Bleeding

Chinese scientists have invented a hydrogel that can stop arterial bleeding, a most dangerous kind of bleeding to human health. The innovation has already been tested on animals.

Biologists have discovered mysterious sea larvae which produce unknown-to-science creatures

The ocean is, and the habitat of the species unknown to modern science as well as the least explored place on our planet. The Smithsonian Institution biologists have recently discovered microscopic larvae from which new creatures - so far unknown to man - may be borne.

Scientists Create a Sensor Turning Blood Tests into a Thing of the Past

Scientists at Fluid Interfaces Group organization have created a sensor that collects data on biological composition of saliva. The device that is fixed to a patient’s cheek can completely replace blood tests.

Contemporary science and medicine in the fight against cancer

In just a few years, scientists are hoping to achieve a breakthrough in diagnostics and treatment of oncological diseases. Modern technologies…

ISS Specialists Find a Way to Maintain Astronauts’ Health

Space flights adversely affect astronauts’ health. Particularly affected are their muscles and bones, therefore astronauts have to undergo long courses of rehabilitation after space expeditions. However, ISS specialists have developed a method to make them considerably shorter.

Drone makes first kidney transplant delivery

Scientists from the University of Maryland have transported a human kidney using a drone, followed by successful transplantation into a critically ill patient. This is the first such case in history.

Gene of DNA – the most comprehensive model

Modeling the one billion atoms that make up an entire gene of DNA is not easy, but scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have done their best to do so. The model they designed will give an insight into the DNA functioning and help develop treatments for many diseases.

Neural Network Learns to Translate Brain Signals into Speech

Artificial intelligence developed by scientists from the University of California, San Francisco, has learned to translate human lip movements into speech. What is surprising, is that it works, even if a person does not move his lips, but only thinks about it.

EpiWear – a life-saving device for allergic people

Highly allergic people know all too well that there are moments when an epinephrine injection is the only remedy against a dangerous attack. But it is impossible to permanently carry around a drug-filled syringe, so allergic people’s health is constantly under threat.

New discovery brings us closer to 3D printing major organs

There has been talk about the potential of 3D printing in medicine for some time now. At present, it’s not yet possible to print a large, healthy organ, because it takes too much time, killing some cells. A new technology can prevent this.

Night of the Living Dead: scientists ‘resurrect’ a pig  

It is assumed that all animals die as soon as their brains die. However, scientists have recently managed to disprove this fact by restoring brain cell activity in a pig 4 hours after the animal’s death.

Scientists introduce 3D printed heart

3D printing has vast potential for use in medicine. A group of Swiss scientists has recently succeeded in printing a silicon copy of a human heart using a 3D printer. Because this material may be rejected by the body, the experiment was repeated by their Israeli colleagues, using natural tissues.

Hero Arm bionic prosthetic will soon be mass produced

Representatives from Open Bionics have announced the upcoming release of the Hero Arm prosthetic. Hero Arm will be primarily available to residents of the United Kingdom, France and the United States, where the device will be produced in collaboration with Hanger Clinic.

Transparent Skull Implant to Reveal Causes of Brain Disorders to Scientists

Researchers at the University of Minnesota (USA) have developed a See-Shell skull implant. The device is completely transparent: it will help scientists to monitor human brain in action and reveal the causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

The possibility of breaking into medical equipment is officially proven

Latest-generation medical devices are usually connected to the global network, so they can be hacked. Scientists at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have demonstrated the consequences.