New research has shown that it may be possible for information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in our DNA, possibly explaining “past memories” or reincarnation claims reported by some people. During the tests, researchers demonstrated that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences, in this case avoiding […]
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Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a new knife that uses high-amplitude sound waves, instead of a knife blade, to cut tissue. The new sound-based knife, which can focus sound waves to finer points than every before, is magnitudes more accurate than previous technologies. It can cut an area of tissue, using pressure […]
DARPA funded researchers have developed a new type of expandable foam that can stop internal bleeding long enough to get the soldier off the battlefield and into surgery. The foam chemical is injected into the chest as two separate chemicals. When the chemicals come into contact with each other, they expand, molding itself around internal […]
According to the Telegraph, Ghent University’s center of microsystems technology has developed a spherical curved LCD display which can be embedded in contact lenses and handle projected images using wireless technology. The technology allows the entire surface of the contact lens to be used for the display giving the wearer a true heads-up display (HUD).
When it comes to implanting material in the brain, smaller is better as small contaminants are essentially “ignored” by the body’s immune system. As such, researchers have developed a new “stealthy neural interface” made from a single carbon fiber thread only 7 micrometers wide and coated with chemicals to make it resistant to proteins in […]
New injectable, gas-filled microparticles allow person to breathe for up to 30 minutes without, ehhh, breathing
Researchers have developed tiny, gas-filled microparticles that can be injected directly into the blood system to quickly oxygenate blood providing vital oxygen to the patient for up to 30 minutes per injection. The microparticles are made from a single layer of fatty molecules (lipids) that encapsulate a tiny pocket of oxygen gas (about 3-4 times […]
New wearable personal firewall developed for implanted medical devices – protects insulin pumps and pacemakers from hijacking attacks
News that personal medical devices such as insulin pumps, pacemakers, and other wearable or implanted devices, could be hacked sent shockwaves through the medical community but researchers from Purdue and Princeton were quick to react. They have developed a signal-jamming personal firewall to protect medical devices, such as insulin pumps and pacemakers, from being hacked.
Just in time for Halloween – researchers fill dog with zombie juice then bring the dead dog back to life
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh’s Safar Center for Resuscitation Research have made good their name. Researchers took 24 dogs and stopped their hearts and waited until there was no brain activity. They then drained the dogs’ blood and replaced it with a chilled saline solution (zombie juice). Then with one foot outside the door, […]
New research has revealed that carbon dioxide, the gas we exhale in every breath, may significantly impair cognitive functioning when accumulated in indoor environments and the levels that prove dangerous may be much less than they had previously thought safe.
Liquid nitrogen boils at -196C, a characteristic that makes it pretty cool for oh, flash freezing alcoholic beverages and making cocktails give off a cloud of smoky vapor. That’s what Oscar’s Wine Bar in the United Kingdom puts in their drinks to give them that “cool” look. Until yesterday when Gaby Scanion, a teenager who […]
40 years ago, scientists coined the term “Junk DNA” to describe the part of the genome that does not contain any genes. Given that genes represent the body’s instructions for how to make vital proteins, egotistical scientists figured Mother Nature must have screwed up in the 98% of the genome without any genes. Or so […]
This isn’t going to blow your mind but we wanted to let you know that reading makes you smarter – not just more knowledgeable, but actually more intelligent. Cognitive and Neurobiology scientists at Standard have just completed a test whereby subjects were placed in a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine and instructed to read Jane […]
Are Chinese so smart because they drink Green Tea? Research just published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research seems to indicate so. EGCG in green tea is the key. Professor Yun Bai from the Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China explained: Green tea is a popular beverage across the world. There has been plenty of […]