Are 3D printed body parts right around the corner? In the United States, 20 people die every single day as they wait for an organ transplant. Scientists believe 3D printed organs may be the solution to this problem. Instead of plastic, the material used by most 3D printers, new processes use hydrogel, a water-based solution that contains human cells. While the science is still in its early stages, experts believe 3D printed body parts will first replace bones, cartilage, and muscles. Eventually, this technology will hopefully be able to replace entire organs and save countless lives.
Meet BUDDY, an advanced robot designed with an expressive face and gentle voice. With human-like emotions and different moods, BUDDY has the ability to care for the elderly and his human companions.
Traditional methods of vaccination have come up against difficult challenges. They can also be expensive and time-consuming to produce, curtailing efforts to control outbreaks or head off a flu season caused by an unexpected strain. A newer type of vaccines, using RNA, could alleviate these issues. Faster, cheaper, and safer, RNA vaccines show great potential to meet evolving threats.
Computer hackers exploit flaws in code to access systems and take what they want; plant diseases work the same way.
There are thousands of diseases known to modern medicine without any cure or treatment. Many are too rare to get much attention from doctors, governments, or drug companies. But the gene editing tool CRISPR is offering hope for people with rare and hard to study diseases, like the genetic disease known as NF1. There are tens of thousands of Americans with this tumor-causing nerve disease, but because it has over 4,000...
Around 1 in 60 people on the globe rely on the coffee supply chain for their livelihood. But it’s an antiquated system, rife with uncertainty, unfairness, and even corruption. Bext360 wants to change that. They’re using machine vision, artificial intelligence, and blockchain payments to bring the largest un-automated system in the world into the digital age.
It’s only a matter of time until the average person can explore space. But, will the average person be ready?
Doctors told Vanna she was permanently blind. But thanks to an experimental procedure, she can see.
For centuries, prosthetics didn't change much at all, but the past 10 years has seen an incredible leap forward in the way they look and work.
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to try experimental procedures? Hear the amazing, true story of the AIDS activists who fought for a "right to try." And won.