Lana Birbrair
at 00:01 AM Sep 20 2011

The design of the hypodermic needle has changed little since 1853, when French surgeon Charles Gabriel Pravaz first attached a hollow, skinpiercing cylinder to a syringe. today, medical-device designers are using micro-scale materials to make the needles shorter and thinner, which makes for less painful needling.

James Bullen
at 00:00 AM Sep 19 2011

Your friends may be forgiven in thinking you a little strange when you boldly claim you’ll be printing your dinner tonight. But Cornell Creative Machines Lab have already succeeded in printing foods, and are interested in bringing their 3D printers into your home.

Nick Gilbert
at 00:00 AM Sep 19 2011

It turns out that gaming really can help cure the world's ills, after online problem-solvers helped decypher the structure of an enzyme that may hold clues to fighting HIV.

James Bullen
at 00:00 AM Sep 15 2011

Breaking your arm is an unpleasant experience - the pain, the weeks of healing, losing the ability to perform everyday tasks quickly and easily. But one invention seeks to ease those pains, breathing new technological life into the traditional plaster cast.

Clay Dillow
at 00:02 AM Sep 8 2011

Researchers presenting at the 242nd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society this week in Denver have demonstrated a new DNA test that can measure the amount of potential carcinogens clinging to a person's DNA. But unlike previous tests that required white blood cell or urine samples and fairly intensive lab scrutiny, this one can hunt for carcinogens in a simple saliva swab.

Dan Nosowitz
at 05:23 AM Sep 2 2011

Researchers at Stanford University just published a study in Nature that may give new hope to those looking to stop the effects of aging on the brain. The study found that when blood from a young mouse was injected into an older mouse, that older mouse enjoyed what could almost be termed a "rejuvenation effect": it began producing more neurons, firing more activity across synapses, and even suffered less inflammation.

Rebecca Boyle
at 06:27 AM Aug 30 2011

A new heat-sensitive gel and glue combo is a major step forward for cardiovascular surgery, enabling blood vessels to be reconnected without puncturing them with a needle and thread. It represents the biggest change to vascular suturing in 100 years, according to Stanford University Medical Center researchers.

 
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