Spruce

Got Acne? There's An App For That [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:22

Dermatology app Spruce offers patients the information they need regarding their acne without a trip to the doctor's office.

Proteins

Blocking Enzyme That Promotes Cancer May Lead To New Cancer Therapies

By | Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:23

Chemists from Imperial College London have mapped proteins that are blocked by a disease-causing enzyme leading to cancer.

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Tourette Syndrome Tics Might End With A Neurochemical Tweak

By | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:14

GABA, a chemical in the brain, plays a vital role in controling the involuntary movements and vocal tics associated with Tourette syndrome.

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3D-Printed Prosthetics Are Less Expensive Than The Rest

By | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:04

An online organization of more than 1,500 volunteers is using 3D printers to produce prosthetic hands or fingers for people around the world who need them.

Human brain

Decisions, Decisions: How The Brain Shifts From Strategic To Random Behavior

By | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:06

Understanding how to control the shift of the brain from random to strategic behavior may help develop therapies for conditions like learned helplessness, say scientists.

jellies

This Sunblock Doubles As A Shield From Jellyfish Stings

By | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:00

Safe Sea sun lotion promises to offer protection from both the sun and the jellyfish stingers lurking in the sea. A test from Stanford University suggests this claim may be true.

Epilepsy

Scientists Find Genetic Link To Incurable Forms Of Childhood Epilepsy

By | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:08

Scientists have uncovered synapse genes with major roles in severe forms of childhood epilepsy.

gaitplatform

The Device That Could Get The Paralyzed Up And Walking Again [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:21

Spinal cord stimulation and a cocktail of drugs got paralyzed rats climbing up steps. Humans, we're up next.

Melanoma tissue

Scientists Find A Way To Target Drug Resistance In Melanoma Patients

By | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:19

Immune cells may be the cause for drug resistance in melanoma patients, according to a new study, which found that blocking immune cells' survival signal led to smaller, easier-to-treat tumors.

stork

First At-Home Conception Aid, The Stork, Lands In US [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:27

At a retail price of $79.99, the Stork could give couples struggling with infertility a way out from expensive clinical procedures.

bionic eye

Blind Woman Receives Bionic Eyes, Calls Sight A 'Breathtaking Experience'

By | Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:21

Only six people in the U.S. currently have bionic eyes known as the "Argus II" system, and they're helping these once-blind patients see, walk, and live a normal life again.

medical records

Your Medical Record Is Worth More To Hackers Than Your Credit Card

By | Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:56

Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market.

Pluripotent stem cells

Heart Conditions In Asians Caused By A Common Genetic Mutation

By | Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:00

Scientists from Stanford created specialized heart muscle cells to study the effect of a common genetic mutation on heart health in Asians.

Multitasking

How Multitasking On Your Smartphone And Other Gadgets Affects Your Brain

By | Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:00

A University of Sussex study has revealed that simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops, and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains.

9 week fetus

Color 4D Ultrasounds Allow Parents To See Unborn Child’s Smile

By | Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:55

The Voluson E10 ultrasound machine will allow for sooner and more efficient medical diagnoses, but it's most likely the child's first smile that parents will remember the most.

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