• Science Bites: 4 biotypes of depression found using fMRI, Fructose conversion in brain linked to neurological problems
    Researchers have identified biomarkers which distinguish neurophysiological subtypes of depression using brain imaging. Meanwhile, conversion of glucose to fructose in the brain via the polyol pathway may be linked to neurological complications in diabetics.
  • Crowd-sourcing medical diagnoses: A possible future of healthcare?
    A San Francisco-based company aims to reduce the timeline of a diagnosis for rare diseases by crowd-sourcing medical diagnoses across a platform made up of 20,000 doctors, nurses, medical students and others - with no formal healthcare credentials – and claims to be an economically effective option for patients and insurers. But is it?
  • 4 science fiction ideas realised in medical technology
    It is now no longer a fantasy as technology science fiction is brought to reality in the medical technology.
  • Resusci Anne: The Mona Lisa of Seine and the face of CPR mannequins
    The face of the mannequin which 300 million people around the world have learned CPR on, CPR Annie, was based off a real Frenchwoman who drowned in River Seine - or so the story goes. But was the Inconnue actually dead in the first place? What if her face was taken from a live model?
  • 10 medical innovations that changed the world: Devices and technology
    Many devices and technologies have played a role in diagnostic medicine, administering of drugs and prolonging life. However, many healthcare professionals take them for granted without knowing how they came about. Here are 10 medical innovations that have been highlighted due to their importance in the advancement of the medical world.
  • News Bites: Pill-sized device squirts vaccines through inner cheeks, Robotic patient simulators now show emotion
    This week, Scottish researchers have found a way to target 'stubborn' proteins that cause cancer and Huntington's disease. In the Netherlands, a 3D-printed a baby mannequin allows healthcare professionals to practice infant CPR without hurting any real infants, while in China, a cheap and accurate new test determines the full blood profile in under two minutes.
  • The seven-century quest for a blood substitute
    The hunt for blood substitutions began during the times of ancient Incas in the 1400s, but even today, the need for artificial blood results from a shortage in blood banks and the loss of lives through blood loss from traumatic injuries. Will a research from Washington University hold the answer?
  • Surgeon transfers second toe to straighten eight-year-old’s hand
    In an unprecedented eight-hour surgery, doctors were able to straighten the inward bent hand of an eight-year-old boy using the bones of his foot.
  • 4 more strange dental practices through the ages
    Before the invention of dental care products, a variety of dental practices are known to have been employed. Here are four more strange dental practices from the ancient times.
  • 4 strange dental practices through the ages
    Before the invention of toothpaste and other dental care products, dental hygiene has preoccupied many people over the ages, and a variety of dental practices are known to have been employed.