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ReSound LiNX Is The First “Made For iPhone” Hearing Aid

02/24/2014, When it comes to choosing a smartphone for ourselves, we think about its specs, its look, its price, and so on. However for the disabled, they need to factor in whether the phone or the platform has accessibility features catered to them, like a...

Radiation-Free Cancer Scans A Possibility

02/20/2014, What are some of the necessary evils in life? Can you lump whole body scans in a cancer screening process under that category, especially when we are talking about kids? Traditional radiation scanners such as PET and CT do a pretty good job when it comes...

First Leadless Pacemaker Implant A Success

02/17/2014, Ah, the wonders of modern medical miracles – you can count the successful implant of the first leadless pacemaker into a New York patient without the need for surgery as one of them. Just how does this spanking new medical device work, and the kind...

Bionic Pancreas Might Save Lives In The Future

02/17/2014, There might be no such thing as a Six Million Dollar Man (as seen above) in real life (and I am not talking about net worth alone), but this does not mean that humanity’s future will not see bionic parts being implanted within. Such wishful thinking...

Skin Gun Could Heal Skin Burns Within Days

02/10/2014, Medical technology has certainly come a long way from the early days where blood-letting used to be the de facto method of treating any kind of illness. Viral and bacterial infections might be fatal at times, but majority of them require you to just pop a...

PillCam Colon Lets You Skip A Colonoscopy

02/10/2014, Anyone who is over 40 would be recommended to go for a colonoscopy from time to time in order to make sure that their intestines are in good working condition, without any kinds of growth or polyps making life difficult for the human body. Not all are...

3D Printed Hip Implant Allows Teen To Walk Again

02/10/2014, Losing a limb would be an extremely traumatizing experience for just about anyone, and to come to terms with the loss of a limb requires great mental strength. Thankfully, there are prosthetics which help make someone feel whole again, never mind that the...

Cochlear Implants Does Away With Exterior Hardware

02/10/2014, Medical science has certainly advanced by leaps and bounds over the years. Remember those old school hearing aids? Well, the modern day ones are a whole lot smaller and work better, but what happens when bionic parts are introduced to the body without...

Man Gets Robotic Hand That Allows Him To Feel

02/05/2014, Bionic human parts have always remained in the realm of science fiction for many years, but this has already changed in this particular century. A bunch of EU researchers have been working hard to deliver sense to senseless prostheses, which would be the...

Boy Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

02/05/2014, Bless our hearts with this heart warming story – Mason Wilde, who has always had a passion when it comes to seeing how things work, is only 16 years old, but he has put his skills to good use by making use of the Johnson County Library’s 3D...

First Bionic Eye Implanted By UMHS Doctors

02/05/2014, I have just finished watching RoboCop on a legit channel – at a cinema, of course, and the question of fusing human as well as robot parts together continues to be an interesting aspect that might very well be the future if science manages to catch...

Invention Seals Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

02/04/2014, I have watched “The Lone Survivor” and cringe at the way the brave men in the movie are willing to jump down a cliff, equipment and all, just to avoid capture and possible torture with the very real possibility of a beheading, hurting themselves a...

Fruit Flies Aid In Cancer Detection

01/30/2014, How many of us would take a look at fruit flies and figure out that they are nothing but pests? Well, scientists have decided to find a better use for fruit flies, using them to detect cancer instead. Talk about one man’s meat being another man’s...

3D-Printed Trachea Makes Breathing Easier

01/27/2014, We have read about how 3D printers might change the way we do things, and it could also prove to be a modern day medical miracle. Case in point, this 3D printed windpipe (or trachea if you want to get all technical about it) could eventually allow...