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Researchers Use 3D Printers To Make Cartilage Researchers Use 3D Printers To Make Cartilage

Cartilage is an incredibly vital component of our bodies. Unfortunately, it can be easily damaged by a variety of diseases and injuries. To replace it, researchers have turned to 3D printers. The Herald Sun reports that researchers at St. Vincent’s …

Interspecies Transplants Could Help Diabetes Patients, Shows Study Interspecies Transplants Could Help Diabetes Patients, Shows Study

Researchers at Northwestern University this week revealed that they have successfully transplanted insulin-producing cells called islets from one species to another. They believe that this successful interspecies transplant could be the first step toward animal-to-human transplants as a treatment for …

Mom Checks WebMD to Treat Son’s Gunshot Wound Mom Checks WebMD to Treat Son’s Gunshot Wound

A Houston woman has been charged with one count of injury to a child with intent to commit bodily injury, a felony, after waiting seven hours to take her son (aged 14) to the hospital after he suffered a gunshot …

Nose Leaking Brain Fluid, Not Snot, Finds Arizona Man Nose Leaking Brain Fluid, Not Snot, Finds Arizona Man
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Allergies can be crippling, but usually some choice drugs and patience can get even the worst allergy sufferers through allergy season. Suffering a runny nose for over a year and a half, however, is another matter entirely. An Arizona man …

3D Printers One Step Closer To Creating Human Tissue 3D Printers One Step Closer To Creating Human Tissue

3D printing has performed some miraculous feats in the field of medicine. Researchers are already playing around with the idea of growing organs with 3D printers, and now one university has proven that you can make human-like tissue with the …

Swiss Nurse Posts Corpse Photos on Facebook Swiss Nurse Posts Corpse Photos on Facebook
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Every week, it seems like somebody is making the news for forgetting that Facebook is a public forum and that people can actually see the things they post. A lot of the time, this lesson is learned in the form …

Zuckerberg, Brin Announce Annual $3 Million Prize for Medical Research Zuckerberg, Brin Announce Annual $3 Million Prize for Medical Research

Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, his wife Priscilla Chan, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Biologist and businesswoman Anne Wojcicki (Brin’s wife), and investor Yuri Milner have announced a brand new yearly prize that rewards “excellence in research aimed at curing intractable …

You Can Watch a Live-Tweeted C-Section on Wednesday You Can Watch a Live-Tweeted C-Section on Wednesday
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Tomorrow, you can watch the miracle of life unfold on Twitter. Women’s Memorial Hermann Hospital at Memorial City Medical Center in Houston Texas will be the first hospital to live-tweet a surgical birth. “This is a medically indicated c-section. 39-year-old …

Guys, Your Sedentary Lifestyle Is Killing Your Swimmers Guys, Your Sedentary Lifestyle Is Killing Your Swimmers

Guys: get off reddit. Seriously. And stop watching House of Cards. I know it’s all there at once – all 13 episodes! But go take the dog for a walk. For the love of your sperm. We all know by …

New Research Aims To Make Cancer Drugs With 3D Printers New Research Aims To Make Cancer Drugs With 3D Printers
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Over the last year, 3D printers have inspired a lot of futuristic ideas. One of the more lofty ideas was the creation of medicine via 3D printing. At the time, it was only a theory, but a group of researchers …

Beer (Lots of It) May Help You Stave Off Colds Beer (Lots of It) May Help You Stave Off Colds
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Good news, everyone: next time you drink a case of beer and awaken in your front yard, smelling of strip clubs and Taco Bell, you can just tell everyone that you did it for your health. Researchers at Sapporo Medical …

Google Is Now Giving You Medical Info In The Knowledge Graph Google Is Now Giving You Medical Info In The Knowledge Graph
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Google announced today that it will start showing information for medications with the Knowledge Graph. Specifically, results may include “key facts — side effects, related medications, links to in-depth resources, and more”. Obviously, this will be info presented right on …

There May Finally Be A Cure For The Flu In Sight There May Finally Be A Cure For The Flu In Sight
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I think we can all agree that getting the flu is about the worst possible thing that can happen during winter. That’s why we take vaccines, but it only lasts for a season. Even then, the vaccine may not work …

SSRIs Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of Stroke SSRIs Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of Stroke
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New research shows that popular antidepressants are linked to an increased risk of some rare types of stroke that are caused by bleeding in the brain. The study, published this week in the journal Neurology, looked at 16 studies with …

Hospital Set to Live-Tweet a Cochlear Implant Hospital Set to Live-Tweet a Cochlear Implant

In an effort to raise awareness and to provide the public more information on cochlear implant surgery as a viable treatment for hearing loss, the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle is set to combine surgery with social media. On Tuesday, …

These Mice May Lead To Humans Unlocking Regenerative Powers These Mice May Lead To Humans Unlocking Regenerative Powers

Humans can’t regenerate wounded areas of the body. Sure, we can grow scar tissue to cover up broken skin, but there’s no real tissue regeneration present. What if humans were able to become like Wolverine from the X-Men and regenerate …

SpiroSmart App Turns Your iPhone into an Accurate Spirometer SpiroSmart App Turns Your iPhone into an Accurate Spirometer
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Want to see another example of how mobile technology could make bigger, more expensive devices obsolete? Look no further than SpiroSmart, the app the turns your iPhone into a personal spirometer. Anyone familiar with chromic lung ailments like asthma or …

Thalidomide Could Relieve Coughing For Patients With a Deadly Lung Disease Thalidomide Could Relieve Coughing For Patients With a Deadly Lung Disease
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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have published findings that indicate thalidomide can significantly reduce the disabling cough seen in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a progressive, fatal lung disease that causes a person’s …

3D Printers Are Getting Better At Printing Blood Vessels 3D Printers Are Getting Better At Printing Blood Vessels
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One of the first major medical uses for 3D printers came around a few months ago when researchers discovered that they could print working blood vessels. It was a breakthrough in medical technology and could one day lead to saving …

Scorpion Antivenom Costs Arizona Patients $12,500 Per Vial Scorpion Antivenom Costs Arizona Patients $12,500 Per Vial
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A scorpion antivenom that was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month is causing sticker shock for Arizona residents. The Arizona Republic, a Phoenix-area newspaper, is reporting that Phoenix hospitals are charging patients as much as …

Man Steals Ebola Patient’s Cellphone, Promptly Gets Ebola Man Steals Ebola Patient’s Cellphone, Promptly Gets Ebola

As someone who’s had their cellphone stolen, I can attest to the fact that it really sucks. Right after I realized that the theft had taken place, I immediately began my pleas to the cosmos. “Can this low-down human stain …