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AIDS cure from glow-in-the-dark kittens?

09/13/2011, I would go so far on a limb to claim that anyone who has stumbled upon or discovered the cure for AIDS, the dreaded global epidemic, would be a very, very rich man – or company most likely. Well, who would have thought that in the end, it is not...

Lung cancer vaccine discovered in Cuba?

09/08/2011, Do you think it is rather ironic that a country like Cuba who produces some of the best cigars around, have managed to stumble upon a therapeuitc vaccine against lung cancer, touted to be the world’s first? Yes, I too, find it rather hard to...

Fish scales end up as artificial bone

09/07/2011, Normally, what do you do when you decide to eat a fish? Descaling it would be the normal practice, as eating a fish with its scales on isn’t exactly the most efficient way of digging in. Ever wondered whether there is a way to “recycle”...

blu Smart Pack identifies other blu Smart Pack users nearby

09/07/2011, You know, I have always wondered about something – vegetarians who do not want to eat meat don’t mind going for “fake” meat that is made out of vegetable content, but those normally are not too healthy after all the processing that...

Text generated from brain images

09/01/2011, Imagine the future where you are able to get a text output from nothing but your thoughts – yes, that is right, Princeton scientists have managed to make it possible, although their effort is still in its infancy. These scientists managed to...

Microchip monitors cancer growth

08/31/2011, Boffins over at Germany have come up with a new microchip sensor which is said to be able to monitor the growth of a tumor when implanted close to one. How does this microchip do what it has been touted to? Simple – it will be able to track oxygen...

Diabetes sensor will alert medical staff during emergencies

08/31/2011, Diabetes is a serious health issue and for those with severe cases, sometimes eating the wrong food will cause them to fall ill, which sometimes can prove to be fatal. This is why scientists at the Swansea University together with a consortium of Welsh...

Anti-UV pill ready in 5 years?

08/31/2011, Love the summer and getting out under the sun for a tan, but hate slapping on some sunscreen in order to prevent diseases in the future such as cancer? Well, with the medical field working as such that popping a pill could more or less solve most...

Resomator: Dead no longer need to be buried

08/31/2011, I guess with the world’s population breaking the 7 billion mark, land has gotten a whole lot more scarce. Take city-state Singapore for instance – that tiny dot on the world map has “evicted” many of those laid to eternal rest to...

Implant delivers tan sans sunbeds

08/29/2011, Who would have thought that you are able to get a tan without even having to go out to the open during the summer? How about saving even more space at home without having to install a sunbed? All of that is possible now – and in the immediate future...

Gene-Z: a low-cost cancer detector

08/26/2011, While they say early detection is one of the best ways to combat cancer, a lot of people – especially those in poorer countries – can’t afford the expensive medical checkups required to detect the disease, assuming they have access to such...

Insulin pump maker ignores hacker’s warnings

08/25/2011, Remember the diabetic hacker, Jay Radcliffe, who exposed the security vulnerabilities of the insulin pump at the recent Black Hat computer security conference earlier this month? Well, Radcliffe thought he’d do the public a favor by informing the...

Tooth regrowth gel spells the end of dentist visits

08/24/2011, Some of us might seem to be all macho on the outside, but when you mention the word “dentist”, he/she would run helter skelter in random directions. After all, there is no feeling quite as vulnerable as that of sitting on a metal chair raised...