Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.

Gene therapy restores immunity

Eight infants with the life-threatening inherited disorder received experimental gene therapy. They experienced substantial improvements in immune system function and normal growth up to two years after treatment.

Listening to quantum radio

Researchers have created a quantum circuit that enables them to listen to the weakest radio signal allowed by quantum mechanics. This opens the door to possible future applications in areas such as radio astronomy and medicine.

Mobile 3D bioprinter can print skin to heal wounds

U.S. Scientists have created a mobile skin 3D bioprinting system that allows bi-layered skin to be printed directly into a wound. This treatment could help in the healing of large wounds or burns.

Tests suggest scientists achieved first 'in body' gene editing

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease.

Lab-Grown 'Perfect' Human Blood Vessels Are a Thing Now

An international team of scientists claim to have pulled off a first: Three-dimensional replicas of human blood vessels that are grown in a petri dish.

First 3D-Printed Rib Implant a Success

In November a first for Bulgaria (and the world), experts at Tokuda Hospital removed the tumorous bone and replaced it with a 3D-printed rib from local manufacturers 3DGence and 3dBGprint.

Sound waves levitate multiple objects

In the perhaps not so distant future, surgeons could perform a range of medical procedures all without touching the patient, thanks to advancements in 'acoustic tweezers'.

Researchers grow a placenta in a petri dish

We know a placenta is essential for a successful pregnancy, but we don’t really know exactly how it works because we’ve had no experimental models we can use to study it. Until now.

Gut microbiome differs among ethnicities

Changing the gut microbiome to beat illness really does hold great potential, but first scientists must answer what constitutes a healthy gut microbiome and in whom.

Brain implants help paralyzed people use tablet apps

Devices that eavesdrop on neural activity can help paralyzed people command computer tablets to stream music, text friends, check the weather or surf the internet.

AI matched, outperformed radiologists in screening X-rays

In a matter of seconds, a new algorithm read chest X-rays for 14 pathologies, performing as well as radiologists in most cases, a Stanford-led study says.

Breakthrough in childhood cancer

UK scientists have been able to identify a chromosome signature for the group of children needing more intensive, aggressive chemotherapy treatment for the most common form of brain cancer.

Planned intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes

Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether.

An Incredible New Therapy Is Helping Paralysed People Walk Again

Two new reports suggest that electrically stimulating the spinal cords of accident victims can let them walk again.