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Jul 16, 2015

Harvard-Singapore team unveil potential Parkinson’s cure

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Existing anti-malaria drugs have the ability to treat Parkinson’s disease, a team of international scientists announced on Thursday.

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Jul 15, 2015

Organovo CEO: 3D bioprinting organs will help us get people off transplant waiting lists

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Keith Murphy discusses the challenge in going from 3D printing tissue to entire organs.

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Jul 15, 2015

One day soon, amputees will be able to control their prosthetic limbs with their minds.

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One day soon, amputees will be able to control their prosthetic limbs with their minds. http://voc.tv/1cRrjAQ.

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Jul 13, 2015

Interconnected Rat Brains Create Organic Computer

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, bionic, biotech/medical, computing, neuroscience

Linked rat brains

Scientists have been experimenting with brain-to-brain interfaces for years. Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke University Medical Center, has created a “Brainet” or a network of interconnected brains with four rats. With electrodes implanted directly in the cortex rodents exchange information to create an organic computing device. Collectively, they were able to solve computational problems including image processing, storing and recalling information and even predicting precipitation.

Read the full story by Mona Lalwani at Engadget

Jul 12, 2015

What’s Involved In World’s First Head Transplant?

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A patient’s set to undergo the world’s first head transplant. Here’s what’s involved. Read more: http://bit.ly/1FYP4Ep.

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Jul 10, 2015

How Microsoft will radically transform the medical industry

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VIDEO: This will change the medical industry.

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Jul 9, 2015

Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality

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Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality

Bill Maris has $425 million to invest this year, and the freedom to invest it however he wants. He’s looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease, and extend life.

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Jul 6, 2015

Construction Project of the Day: Dubai is 3D-Printing an Entire Building

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We’ve seen 3D-printed cars and even 3D-printed body organs, but now the city of Dubai plans to use the technology to create an entire office building. Because they are always trying to one-up themselves. Dubai is known around the world for its over-the-top architecture, extreme stunts and attention-grabbing New Year’s Eve light shows.

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Jul 2, 2015

Bioengineers develop highly elastic biomaterial for better wound healing

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A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), led by Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, and Nasim Annabi, PhD, of the Biomedical Engineering Division, has developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many of the properties of elastic tissue, such as skin and blood vessels. …

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Jul 2, 2015

World’s first ‘feeling’ prosthetic leg revealed

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Austrian researchers develop artificial limb which can solve problem of phantom pain.

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