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Chinese Teenager who Sold Kidney for iPad 2 is taken ill

04/06/2012, Last year, a Chinese teenager desperate to buy an iPad 2 sold his kidney in Southern China to do so. Now, he has been reported to have renal deficiency which means that he is facing a life-threatening decrease in kidney function. Five people have been...

Drug-smuggling Nanoparticles Target Tumors

04/05/2012, In the fight against cancer, it seems that drug-smuggling nanoparticles could play a part. From early stages of trials that are being conducted showed that cancer drugs that were couriered by nanoparticles may reduce the size of tumors in humans....


3D enters surgery room

04/02/2012, 3D technology is not just limited to video games and movies on the silver screen, but it seems that it can even be used to help save lives in the future. For the first time in the history of the Manchester Royal Infirmary, surgeons there have utilized...

Amazon posts human genetic detail of 1,700 people

03/30/2012, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today that it had placed 200 terabytes of genomic information belonging to 1,700 individuals in its public cloud that can be accessed by anyone in the world for free. The data is part of the 1000 Genomes Project which...

T-Haler is one smart inhaler

03/28/2012, Since we have Smart TVs and smart cars, why not introduce the smart inhaler? This is what the T-Haler is all about, where it will feature miniature sensors that are built right into the medical contraption, making sure that asthma patients will be on the...

ThermoDock takes your temperature with the iPhone

03/27/2012, ThermoDock which is an infrared device that plugs into your iPhone and when it is pointed at your forehead or anything at all for that matters, it takes a reading of the temperature. This intriguing medical device means the end for rectal thermometers and...

Fujifilm is launching Real 3D Mammography in Japan

03/27/2012, Fujifilm is launching what it calls “Real 3D Mammography” which is a medical imaging system that would enable radiologists or X-Ray technicians to view mammographic images in 3D. The technology would help to see and interpret the details of an...

Paper sensor performs malaria and HIV tests

03/20/2012, For those of us who live in the developed world, we hardly give two hoots about getting our blood test done at a lab, but in third world countries and the developing world, things are not that straightforward. Not only are blood tests expensive, it can...

Watchie GPS watch helps caretakers for Alzheimer patients

03/20/2012, Caring for patients or family members with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be a hard task, especially since it would be impossible for you to keep an eye on them every second of everyday, which is why Swiss company, u-blox, has created Watchie, a GPS-based...

Flexible organic transistor enables easy monitoring of patients

03/19/2012, An international research team managed to come up with what they deem to be the first flexible, organic transistor in the world. Just what kind of impact will that bit of news have on the world? Well, we are talking about making patient monitoring devices...

Tek Robotic Mobilisation Device standing wheelchair

03/13/2012, Being in a wheelchair could prove to be a challenge in getting around places and doing stuff that able-bodied folks take for granted, such as getting stuff from the top shelf at a supermarket. Well, those who have a penchant for adventure can always get...