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Medical Innovation
Nerve-Stimulator Helps People Walk after MS and Strokes
foot drop
Medical Innovation
Nerve-Stimulator Helps People Walk after MS and Strokes
The EvoWalk wearable uses electrical stimulation, sensors, and AI to combat foot drop, a condition commonly linked to MS and strokes.
January 14, 2021

The EvoWalk wearable uses electrical stimulation, sensors, and AI to combat foot drop, a condition commonly linked to MS and strokes.

Coronavirus
Smart Vaccine Device Could Speed Up Development Process
smart vaccine device
Coronavirus
Smart Vaccine Device Could Speed Up Development Process
An in-development smart vaccine device uses a microneedle patch to both deliver a vaccine and measure the immune response it generates.
January 10, 2021

An in-development smart vaccine device uses a microneedle patch to both deliver a vaccine and measure the immune response it generates.

Health Care
Cancer Blood Test Trial To Launch in the UK
cancer blood test
Health Care
Cancer Blood Test Trial To Launch in the UK
The UK is trialing a blood test designed to detect 50 types of cancer at once, which could be a gamechanger in cancer screening if proven effective.
December 5, 2020

The UK is trialing a blood test designed to detect 50 types of cancer at once, which could be a gamechanger in cancer screening if proven effective.

Coronavirus
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Appears 95% Effective (Updated)
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Appears 95% Effective (Updated)
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 95% effective at preventing coronavirus infections, according to an early analysis of a Phase 3 trail.
November 9, 2020

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 95% effective at preventing coronavirus infections, according to an early analysis of a Phase 3 trail.

Healthcare
Green Space at Daycare Gives City Kids an Immune Boost
green space
Healthcare
Green Space at Daycare Gives City Kids an Immune Boost
Adding a green space to an urban daycare’s playground can boost a child immune system after just 28 days.
October 31, 2020

Adding a green space to an urban daycare’s playground can boost a child immune system after just 28 days.

Biology
A Microevolution Is Happening in Humans Right Now
microevolution
Biology
A Microevolution Is Happening in Humans Right Now
More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.
October 18, 2020

More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.

Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
TMJ Pain
Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.
October 18, 2020

Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.

Biology
Smart Vibrator Helps Scientists Study Female Orgasms
female orgasms
Biology
Smart Vibrator Helps Scientists Study Female Orgasms
The Lioness Sex Research Platform is helping scientists study female orgasms by providing anonymized data collected by a smart vibrator.
October 17, 2020

The Lioness Sex Research Platform is helping scientists study female orgasms by providing anonymized data collected by a smart vibrator.

Coronavirus
Patients Report Sudden Hearing Loss From COVID-19
Hearing Loss From COVID-19
Coronavirus
Patients Report Sudden Hearing Loss From COVID-19
Patients are experiencing sudden hearing loss from COVID-19, but if caught early enough, doctors can prevent the problem from becoming permanent.
October 15, 2020

Patients are experiencing sudden hearing loss from COVID-19, but if caught early enough, doctors can prevent the problem from becoming permanent.