Med & Bio - page 5

Even a 15-minute nap improves brain function

Even a 15-minute nap improves brain function

Scientists showed a direct relationship between normal sleep and health indicators in a new study. 
CRISPR technology has helped cure hereditary blood diseases

CRISPR technology has helped cure hereditary blood diseases

Due to changes in genetic information, the patient's cells began to produce the children's form of hemoglobin instead of the adult one.
A new pacemaker equipped with artificial intelligence will combat cardiac insufficiency

A new pacemaker equipped with artificial intelligence will combat cardiac insufficiency

The device has a built-in neural network that will improve heart function by 20%.

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory

Violators of the law will be fined 2500 euros.

A new cancer treatment method is created

An international team of scientists has created a new cancer treatment method. The therapy’s main advantage is that it has practically no effect on the healthy cells, which means that more conditions can be treated.

Scientists Find a Method to Kill HIV

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have found a way to kill “dormant” human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Scientists Create a Compact Device to Stimulate Hair Growth

Electrotrichogenesis is a traditional method of hair growth stimulation using an electric field. The main disadvantage of devices based on this principle is their large dimensions. Luckily, scientists were able to create a device that is small but effective.

Chicago company prints miniature human heart 

3D printing of tissues for transplant organs is one of the most promising areas in contemporary medicine. American company BIOLIFE4D has recently made another advancement in this area by creating a miniature copy of a human heart with the same structure as the real organ. 

An Indian surgeon performs the first ever remote heart surgery

The sensational event would not have occurred but for the robot-surgeon CorPath GRX. The device was operated by Dr. Tejas Patel from the Institute of Cardiology in Ahmadabad 35 km away from the operating room.

Scientists create a light exoskeleton for jogging

Scientists at Harvard University and the University of Nebraska have developed an ultra-lightweight skeleton. Despite its compact size, the exoskeleton is extremely efficient.

How to use a Rubik’s cube in science?

A group of Chinese and American scientists gave a new life to the Rubik's cube by discovering how to diagnose different diseases with the help of the cube. 

Orion implant will restore eyesight for vision impaired patients 

Second Sight Medical Products has introduced a prototype of an artificial eye for different types of vision, including infrared imaging.

New type of protein will give cells consciousness

An important discovery was made by scientists from universities in California and Washington: they have developed a new artificial protein that interacts with cells to give them some amazing qualities.

Ancient garfish might hold the key to limb regeneration

Scientists at Michigan State University are seriously researching the topic of limb regeneration. In the course of their research, they have taken an interest in a particular animal - the garfish.

French scientists restore eyesight for macular degeneration patient

Macular degeneration is a group of illnesses that involves the loss of photoreceptors in the central area of the patient’s retina, resulting in blindness. However, several patients’ eyesight was recently restored with a bionic eye.