New Test Can ‘Sniff’ Out Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

A new test hopes to sniff out early signs of Alzheimer’s — literally.

Magic Mushrooms May ‘Reset’ Depressed Patients’ Brains

The researchers note that using psilocybin as a treatment method is a tactic that goes back centuries, and one that may be beneficial for hard-to-treat cases of depression.

Campaign Launched to Get More Women Into HIV Heart Health Study

Since antiretroviral medications used to treat HIV increase one's risk of heart disease, a clinical trial seeks both male and female participants to test whether a heart disease pill will help.

Gene Therapy Reverses the Tide of Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

Among the animals studied, up to 80 percent of them went into virtually complete remission of the condition even after experiencing paralysis in their hind limbs.

‘Tree Man’ Has Surgery to Remove Branch-Like Hands

A man dubbed as such for his tree-like hands finally finds relief from this extremely rare condition, thanks to the kindness of doctors in Bangladesh.

New Chocolate Pill Claims to Cut Risk of Dementia and Heart Attack

A new chocolate supplement pill can help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and dementia.

Sweat Patch Could Help People Track Their Health

The answer to tracking your health could be in your sweat. Scientists have created a skin patch that is capable of collecting and analyzing sweat.

New Technique Could Detect Skin Cancer Without a Biopsy

Painful biopsies, in which suspicious skin is lopped off and sent to a laboratory to detect skin cancer, may soon be a thing of the past.

CRISPR Pills Could Replace Antibiotics

Scientists are utilizing gene-editing technology to create pills that could destroy bacteria within the body.

Squirrels’ Long Slumber May Hold the Key to Stroke Treatment

Squirrels may be a surprising source of potential life-saving stroke therapy.

Scientists Use CRISPR to Change a Flower’s Color

Scientists have changed the genetic makeup of flowers by using DNA splicing technology, which reveals the vast potential of CRISPR.

Can Unwanted Thoughts Be Prevented?

The study found an interesting insight when looking at levels of GABA within the brain.

New Tech Allows Users to Pay With Their Veins

A new biometric payment system reads a customer’s finger veins to complete a purchase.

Does Heart Surgery in the Afternoon Improve Survival Rates?

Heart surgery performed in the afternoon may give patients a better chance of survival, considering the body's circadian rhythms.

This New Fabric Repels Grease Stains

Good news for pizza lovers — this new nanotech fabric is oil and grease-resistant.

How Antibiotics Can Augment Cancer Therapy

The groundbreaking discovery reveals that a simple intervention may reverse course and prevent certain bacteria from interfering with drug therapy.

Woman Has Baby From Embryo Almost As Old As Her

The embryo was 24-years-old.

Hepatitis C Now Easily Treated With Oral Medications

Before the advent of these drugs, treatment for Hepatitis C included interferon, which many people say is worse than the symptoms of Hepatitis C itself.

High-Tech Tattoos Can Transfer Data From Skin to Smartphone

DuoSkin tattoos combine high-tech interfaces and fashionable gold leaf material.

Smartphone Add-On Camera Lets You See Beneath the Surface of Your Skin

NURUGO's smartphone camera accessory and app can help people monitor their skin health and catch early signs of potentially dangerous conditions before they even become visible.

Innovative Behind-the-Ear Technique Avoids Neck Scarring After Thyroid Surgery

The technique involves making an incision behind the ear instead of beneath the voice box, where thyroidectomy procedures traditionally occur.

Ingredient in McDonald’s Cooking Oil Could Treat Baldness

The chemical in question is used to stop cooking oil from frothing while frying McDonald’s fries.

Plastic Surgery Goes Green With ‘Fat Recycling’

Hair is used to make wigs and old clothes are donated, so what can be done with fat taken out of people's bodies?

Old Wives’ Fertility Treatment Proves to Be Scientific Marvel

New research that studied the effect of flushing blocked fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil was promising for women dealing with infertility due to this issue.

New ‘Black Box’ Device Puts Surgeons’ Skills to the Test

A new tracking device may find its way into the operating room and measure – by video and movement – how well a surgeon...

Study Uses Sperm as Cancer-Destroying Missiles

The novel findings offer an exciting glimpse of precision medicine using organic matter to combat cancer.

Artificial Blood Powder Could One Day Save Lives

Researchers have figured out a way to make artificial blood, and all it takes is mixing up water and small bag of powder.

Artificial Ovaries Could Mean Less Harmful Hormone Therapies for Women

The researchers hope to determine whether the engineered ovaries are successful for women.

Artificial Eye Corrects Astigmatism, Focuses on Objects Automatically

The nanoengineered eye, which combines a “metalens” with artificial muscle technology, bests its human counterpart in some instances.

Brain Stimulation Studied as Possible Therapy for Autism

The study used mice to demonstrate how stimulating the cerebellum, a part of the brain that has been suggested as an area of interest in previous studies concerning autism, was able to amend social deficiencies for the animals.

Arthritis Vaccine Could Emerge From Stem Cell Technology

The autoregulation that the stem cells can provide has the possibility to help treat diseases early, before symptoms become serious health issues, the study said.

Researchers Get Closer to First Lab-Grown Blood Stem Cells

The breakthrough puts the researchers on pace to make a tremendous impact on patients with genetic disease.

Researchers Are Developing Contact Lenses that Can Detect Disease

With bio-sensing contact lenses that can assess blood glucose levels, the researchers hope to improve health outcomes by replacing older, painful methods of diabetes monitoring.

Scientists Load Horse GIF Onto Living Cells

Using CRISPR technology, researchers successfully loaded one of the first-ever moving pictures — Eadweard Muybridge’s film of a horse galloping against a white backdrop — into the genome of a living cell.

Virtual Reality May Soon Help Autistic Children in Classrooms

Virtual reality is being examined as a possible teaching aid for the classroom because it can provide a way for those with autism to cope with being in stressful situations.

Virtual Reality Could Help Amputees Deal With Phantom Pain

The phantom pain that often plagues amputees has remained something of a mystery, but a new treatment shows promising results for reducing the pain.

New Pregnancy Bracelet Buzzes to Let Dad Know When Baby Kicks

New technology from a Scandinavian diaper company allows fathers to connect with their unborn children in a brand new way.

Scientists Reveal New Prostate Cancer Vaccine

After receiving the vaccine, 77 percent of trial patients' tumors stopped growing, and 45 percent of trial patients saw tumor shrinkage.

South African Doctors Perform Second Successful Penis Transplant

The recipient was a 40-year-old man who lost his penis 17 years ago due to complications after a ritual circumcision.

This Weight Loss Drug May Reduce Opioid Cravings: Study

Lorcaserin is a prescription weight loss pill that works by altering the brain’s serotonin circuitry, and now it's been shown to reduce opioid cravings in animal tests.

Robotic Hip Device Works to Prevent Devastating Falls

A device called Active Pelvis Orthosis, or APO, can prevent elderly persons from falling, even when put through hazardous conditions on a treadmill.

ALS Patient Designs Home He Controls With His Eyes

The home uses a wireless signal that allows Steve Saling and other patients to open and close doors, call an elevator and operate TV and lights.

iPad Game May Help Prevent Dementia

The interactive game was enjoyable among the study participants, something that is vital to successful cognitive training.

Toddler Receives Life-Saving Surgery to Remove Rare 5-Pound Facial Tumor  

At only 3 years old, Melyssa Delgado Braga’s face was being consumed by myxoma, a rare yet aggressive facial tumor.

This Breathalyzer Could Be Used to Detect Diseases, Cancer

The technology of breathalyzers has progressed, from detecting the amounts of alcohol in someone’s blood, to now — diagnosing illness.

Doctor Uses Snapchat Spectacles During Surgery to Create Tutorial

A doctor at the London Independent Hospital recorded a routine hernia repair surgery with a pair of Snapchat Spectacles.

Now Printing: 3D Ovaries That Can Produce Offspring in Mice

With this study, researchers hope to help restore fertility and hormone production in women who have undergone ovarian cancer treatments.

Ingestible Sensor Offers Inside Peek Into Patients’ Gut Health

Understanding the presence and amount of gases in the stomach and intestines can help scientists better deal with gastrointestinal diseases and other disorders.

Gene Therapy That Treats Rare Blindness Gains FDA Approval

Experts believe the cost for the novel treatment may soar to $1 million or more.

3 Eye Makeup Products That Will Make Your Life Easier

From magnetic eyelashes to stamp-on eyeliner, these products are the answer to eye makeup application struggles.

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