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Take blood cells, add acid, get stem cells. It's as simple as it sounds. A team of Japanese scientists stumbled upon the method after observing a similar phenomenon in plants, where environmental stress can morph an ordinary cell into an immature one. New plants could then grow from the immature cell. This has also been known to happen in birds and reptiles, so the team from the Riken Center for Developmental Biology set out to see if something similar could happen with mammals.
Scientists Use Acid to Turn Blood Cells into Stem Cells in 30 Minutes
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Pulling a rabbit out of a blood cell. The dream of using STEM cells to regrow organs and advance human health had one major challenge — creating them was slow, costly, and ineffective. A new method dubbed “STEM cell ceviche” offers a fast, cheap way to convert body cells, such as blood or skin cells, into STEM cells by bathing them in a tangy citric acid mixture. Read more -- click image above! #science #wonder #biology #geek #health #stemcell
Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Tissue is normally generated during fetal development by the differentiation of embryonic stem cells or during postnatal life by a similar differentiation of adult stem cells. (Image courtesy of Nissim Benvenisty on Wikimedia Commons.)
FREE EVENT: Growing a human body part: exploring the frontiers of regenerative medicine
Se clonan células madre humanas con éxito.
Injectable Oxygen Keeps Alive Without Breathing
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Interesting: Injectable Oxygen Keeps Alive Without Breathing
Freaky... But a good story idea
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3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers : NPR
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Father makes son's prosthetic hand with 3D printer
¡A nosotros nos encanta cuando la #Impresión3D hace que la vida sea más linda! Conozcan la historia de Leon McCarthy, un chico de 12 años que recibió el mejor regalo del mundo de parte de su padre: http://www.the3dcrafters.com/blog/2013/11/7/impresin-3d-al-rescate
3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers
NPR story about how two men on two continents found a use for a new technology. A carpenter and a puppeteer team up to make an inexpensive 3D printed prosthetic hand for a little boy.
Harvard Scientists Grow “cyborg” Skin
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A 3-D reconstructed confocal fluorescence micrograph of a tissue scaffold.
Harvard scientists have created a type of “cyborg” tissue for the first time by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, biocompatible, nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues.
Israeli startup company Hyginex has developed a simple system to reduce healthcare risks around hospitals and medical practices. The company has created digital bracelets that work alongside sensor-embedded soap dispensers to detect if the user has washed their hands properly. The non-intrusive bracelet has a tiny red LED light to also remind the medical practitioner to wash their hands between patients. The technology works via a wireless connection and the hygiene regime is tracked.
Digital Bracelet Detects If Medical Staff Need to Wash Their Hands
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Israeli startup Hyginex has developed digital bracelets that work alongside sensor-embedded soap dispensers to reduce healthcare risks.
Digital Bracelet Detects If Medical Staff Need to Wash Their Hands Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/08/17/digital-medical-bracelet/
The Hyginex Bracelet Monitors Hand-Washing in Medical Environments
Revolutionary #Promo Wristband Keeps Hospital Hands Clean
Digital Bracelet Detects If Medical Staff Need To Wash Their Hands - PSFK
Yuka Yoneda: Color-Changing Contact Lenses Help Diabetics Monitor Glucose Levels | 12/22/09 | Now a new, color-changing type of lens could make life a thousand times easier for diabetics. A biochemical engineer at the University of Western Ontario has developed moodring-like contact lenses that turn different colors to indicate changes in glucose levels.
Color changing contact lens for diabetics.
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"Want to talk about a sight for sore eyes? Diabetics could soon be weeping tears of joy over a new noninvasive technology that would make the ritual of drawing blood throughout the day ancient history. A biochemical engineer at the University of Western Ontario has developed contact lenses that change color in response to spikes and dips in the wearer’s glucose levels. The secret: Ultra-teeny nanoparticles that react chemically with glucose molecules in tears to produce a shift in hue."
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Find different color and design of eye contacts at very low price www.eyecontactlense.com
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Say hello to the world’s first ultrasound scanner for smartphones! The MobiUS scanner plugs into smartphones and tablets, providing an instant scan image onto the mobile device’s screen.
Mobile and Accessible Ultrasound Imaging. Check that baby on the go.
Medical devices that become obsolete against a smartphone
Smartphone Ultrasound, MobiUS SP1 | Mobisante Mobisante Ultrasound device works with a Smartphone, this new technology is the future of medical care. Its affordable making it easier for people to get the right care all over the world. This piece of technology will help all over the world in cases such as Pregnancy confirmation. It will help in places where medical care is not available in deprived countries, as well as everyday life in stronger established countries.
NGCs! Helping to rewire nerves.
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Computer generated implants to restore sensitivity in injured nerves
NASA Biocapsule. It’s tiny, inserted into the skin, non-reactive, fast-acting and virtually indestructible!
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The NASA Biocapsule. It contains specialized cells that release medicinal substances when activated by certain triggering conditions. Once implanted, the cells within are sustained by nutrients that normally pass through the patient. Original credit goes to Gizmodo.
The BEAR: Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot™
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Teddy bear faced robot being developed by U.S. military.
“Luke” The DEKA Arm
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The DEKA Arm , the robotic arm is a DARPA funded project intended to restore functionality for individuals with upper extremity amputations.
Last week, the FDA approves the Deka arm, the first commercial mind-controlled prosthetic arm. The new Deka arm was developed by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway. The Deka Arm System is a battery-powered device that blends multiple approaches. Some of the Deka’s functions are controlled by myoelectricity, which means the device senses movement in various muscle groups via attached electrodes, then converts those muscle movements into motor control.
Deka’s Bionic Arm
Mind Controlled Prosthetic Arm | BetaCrumb
Breathalyzer-Lung cancer tester
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Breathalyzer test could soon sniff out lung cancer like a dog
Nova tecnologia identifica câncer de pulmão através do hálito
cancer sniffing machine
Nanotech implant can detect heart attacks and diagnose cancer treatments effectiveness!
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Medical Sensors - nanoparticles pill, detects cancer or viruses and can stay in your system and send alerts to your phones and doctor
Implants That Track Cancer Growth: A tiny implant developed by scientists at MIT can be placed inside a tumor to monitor how it responds to treatment, giving doctors a less invasive and more accurate way to track its growth. Currently, tumors are typically monitored by biopsy, which is the removal of tissue. The implant could provide up-to-the-minute information about the tumor’s exact state, including whether it has begun to spread to other areas of the body.
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MIT Video -MIT Media Lab Medical Mirror You can check a person's vital signs — pulse, respiration and blood pressure — manually or by attaching sensors to the body. But a student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program is working in the MIT Media Lab on a system that could measure these health indicators just by putting a person in front of a low-cost camera such as a laptop computer's built-in webcam.
MIT Medical Mirror
The Stark Hand! No it wasn't Tony but it is pretty badass! Watch the video on the site.
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2011 Invention Awards: A Better Mechanical Hand | Popular Science
A single cable moves all 5 fingers at once, but when released the fingers move independently to close down around whatever object is present. WATCH THE VIDEO! http://www.popsci.com/node/54124/
A helping hand.
Blood Pressure checks with your iPhone!
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#bloodpressure #monitor #withings #health #healthy #iphone #ipod #ipad #phone
Most #Dynamic Upcoming Fitness #Tech #Gadgets #CES 2014
Withings Blood Pressure Monitor / Take your blood pressure directly from your iphone, ipad or ipod touch. http://thegadgetflow.com/portfolio/withings-blood-pressure-monitor-130/
Stem cell gun!
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New technology for healing burn victims..
The Skin Gun ~ WOW! ~ An incredible new technology is showing promise for burn victims & the medical professionals that perform burn surgery to try & save their lives. A simple idea backed by stem cell research allows victims of severe burns to heal in merely days instead of weeks under current treatment options. This is just an amazing medical technology and hopefully it continues to develop so those that suffer severe burns have a quick & viable treatment that will heal them with minimal pain.
The Skin Gun - Stem cells for burn treatment. Watch this 3.28 minute video. I wonder if this would work for necrotizing fasciitis?
Stem cells heal burns in days!
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Spray Gun Sprays Skin Cells to Heal Burns Almost Instantly - lifestylerstore - http://www.lifestylerstore.com/spray-gun-sprays-skin-cells-to-heal-burns-almost-instantly/
Say goodbye to the wheelchair.