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ISS Specialists Find a Way to Maintain Astronauts’ Health

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

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

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.

Severe flu causes taste buds to grow in your lungs

The flu is an extremely dangerous illness. Its symptoms usually subside after one or two weeks, but many patients often have various complications that stay with them even after the virus is destroyed.

Sana: a mask that can relieve pain

Developed by an eponymous company, the Sana mask is currently at the clinical trial stage. A permit for mass production is expected to be given for this development as soon as this fall.

Nanorobots Promising a Breakthrough in Medicine

The prospects of using microscopic robots for medical purposes have long been discussed, and this discussion is little by little getting supported by feasible projects. One of such projects is the innovation developed by Cornell University scientists.

Off-road wheelchair EV4 Mountain Cart

People with disabilities have a hard time getting around even within the well-developed infrastructure of large cities, to say nothing of going off-road. But this might change in the near future, all thanks to a Polish development: a wheelchair that can take you anywhere.