How a new brain scanner helps paralysed people
By: John Atchison
People marvel each days at the wonders of technology. As each days passes, new advancements are being made that either help to cure diseases that were thought to be unstoppable, or help to improve the quality of life for those affected. One of the toughest...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Nanoscience is widely accepted as the future of biomedical practices and the research done in the past few years have proven this assumption beyond doubt. While the use of nanotechnology is widespread in many different fields, its use in medicine seems to have generated widespread...
By: Terrence Aym
It seems that over the past few years America's next generation of scientists don't want to wait until they're adults to make their mark in science.Cases in point include Angela Zhang, a 17-year-old Cupertino, California high school student who won the top prize honor...
New medical device turns eye movement into handwriting
By: A.W. Berry
A new biometric medical device has enabled individuals to write script using their eyes. This particular equipment was developed by a doctor named Jean Lorenceau; it consists of a digital interface that uses contrast adjustments and recognition software to translate eye movements to a &ldquo...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Endovascular embolization is a procedure undertaken to treat abnormal blood vessels, which are at risk of rupture or bleeding when open surgery is considered too risky or impossible to perform. The procedure is also known as endovascular embolism, coil embolization, endovascular repair…etc. It is...
Study: Clot nets help stroke recovery
By: Isabelle Esteves
When a person has a stroke, often the cause is a clot in one of the blood vessels in the brain. The clot blocks the flow of blood and the brain starvation that results can lead to paralysis and even death. Two recent studies...
By: Terrence Aym
Jakub Halik, a remarkable 37-year-old Czech, is the first man in history to live without a heart or any pulse for an astonishing half a year. Halik's odyssey began April 3, 2012 when a crack Czech medical team—led by the brilliant professor, Dr. Jan...
How scientists can now 'see' dreams
By: Terrence Aym
"I'll See You in My Dreams" is an old song that's much loved. Now scientists have managed to "see" dreams using sophisticated scanner technology.Scanning the brains of three sleeping people with functional neuroimaging technology, a team of Japanese scientists at the ATR Computational Neuroscience...
How doctors used brain-scan machine to communicate with man in coma
By: Terrence Aym
It's a technology that might have come out of a science fiction story just 60 years ago: the functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Today the machinery is real and medical scientists have just successfully used it to communicate with a man in a coma.Research...
By: Lovelin Paul
The Computed Tomography (CT scan) is a technique that produces 2D or 3D cross sectional images of objects, contrary to the flat imaged conventional X-ray technique. The word tomography gets its name from the Greek word “tomos” meaning, “slice” or section and &ldquo...

 

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