Intravaginal Speaker Lets
Your Baby Jam Out in the
While it might be beneficial for the
fetus to hear music, it’s difficult to get
proper amplification. Ready for Baby-pod’s solution for better sound clarity? Put speakers right in the mother’s
vagina so the baby can hear. No, it’s
not a joke.
Senate Votes to Repeal
the Medical Device Tax
On Thursday, December 3rd the U.S.
Senate passed a bill that would remove
the medical device tax, one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Blood Test Reveals How
Old Your Body Really Is
Now researchers at Uppsala University have found that a simple blood
test can reveal how your lifestyle affects the body’s age. They analyzed a
number of proteins in blood samples
from 1000 people.
First Ever Recording of
Battle Between Tumor
Cell and Immune Cell
Using a sophisticated microscope,
cell biologist Bettina Weigelin was the
first to record on camera how metastasizing tumor cells move through
the body and how immune cells hunt
them down. She was also able to
record the effect of different forms of
immune therapy on cancer.
The Pulse: Weight Loss
Squashing Cancer, and
On this episode of the Pulse, we’re
tracking weight loss with our breath,
testing the “squishiness” of cancer
cells, storing energy in a bionic knee
brace, and probing the neural network with the smallest implantable
LEDs ever made.
Top 6 Consumer Health
at CES 2016
Techies from around the globe gather to catch a glimpse of the latest
and greatest new devices, hoping to
experience the cutting edge of consumer electronics. The show always
features a number of new consumer
health technologies, and here are
some that have been turning heads.
Enable First Bionic Leg
with No Surgery or
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
developed the first neural-controlled
bionic leg, using no nerve redirection
surgery or implanted sensors. It’s a
powerful advancement in prosthetics,
including motorized knee and ankle,
and control enabled by the patient’s
own neural signals.
Model Simulates How a
Gunshot Wound to the
Thanks to some nifty 3D modeling
technology, scientists were able to
model the fluid dynamics of a bullet
wound to the leg. The simulation
was crafted from scanning different
sections of the leg: the hard bone,
soft tissue with muscle and blood
vessels, and skin.