Healing touch, Regenerative Medicine breakthrough reprograms skin cells
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tissue Nanotransference technology could help us heal organs quickly, and on demand, and put an end to the need for immunosuppressant drugs and the rejection of transplants   This week scientists from Ohio State University announced a “breakthrough” in Regenerative medicine, the field of... Read more
A quarter of Dubai’s new buildings will be 3D printed by 2030
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai is determined to take the lead and become a hub for the development of futuristic technologies, and now they’re pushing the boundaries again   The ruler of Dubai is laser focused on turning Dubai in to a hub for the development of future... Read more
Scientists have built the world’s first biological ‘teleporter’
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have reached the point where we can digitise life itself, albeit at a micro scale, and that opens up a whole host of new opportunities, from being able to create bespoke synthetic organisms to teleporting life across the universe   The chance of... Read more
Scientists found a way to selectively erase memories forever
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine being able to forget memories at the flick of a switch, and now imagine the impact that would have on your life, good or bad. As scientists unravel the mysteries of the brain one day this will become science fact.   One thing... Read more
Cream that creates suntans without the sun also reduces cancer risk
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lots of people like having a natural looking tan, but with over 100,000 cases of skin cancer a year, noone likes the sun’s nefarious side effects, but now scientists have created a way to tan that doesn’t need the Sun   If you’re like... Read more
A simple blood test detects cancer years earlier than previously possible
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new blood test will, one day, let doctors detect cancer years earlier than ever before, and earlier detection means earlier treatment and better chances of survival for those who have the disease   Scientists from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre and Grail,... Read more
Scientists are creating next generation vaccines that are contagious
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way that we vaccinate people today is, arguably, outmoded, but the next generation of vaccines that are being produced could be contagious and that could change health, and healthcare, forever   What if you never got ill again? Ever. I’m not talking about... Read more
An Australian AI can predict when you’ll die with 70 percent accuracy
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF How long you have left to live is determined by a whole range of factors and scientists in Australia are trying to work backwards from death to use AI to predict when you’ll die, and so far the results are impressive   Scientists, data... Read more
Indian regulators green light two companies to bring people back from the dead
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technology is pushing the boundaries on life extension, and now death, and there are an increasing number of voices that think death is no longer inevitable   There’s a saying, “In life only two things are certain – death and taxes,” and while... Read more
Scientists have used a new breakthrough treatment to wake up coma patients
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When patients fall into comas the effects on them, and their loved ones can be fatal or at best catastrophic, but a new breakthrough treatment has managed to wake up long term comatose patients   Sometimes when people experience a severe brain injury, or... Read more
Promising ‘Genetic Chainsaw in a pill’ could solve the world’s antibiotic crisis
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bacteria’s stellar ability to rapidly evolve to overcome today’s most potent antibiotics puts tens of millions of lives at high risk, but now scientists are designing new genetics based antibiotic treatments that could kill off bacteria’s natural advantage   Even since Alexander Fleming stumbled... Read more
Meet the robot that’s fifty times faster than a brain surgeon
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Robots integrated with AI and Machine Vision are becoming increasingly capable surgeons and one day they’ll save thousands of lives   Earlier this week scientists in the US revealed a new robotic drill that can cut, excuse the pun, the most sensitive brain surgeries down from... Read more
Scientists two headed ‘Franken-Rat’ paves the way for human head transplant trials
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists have been performing head transplants on animals for decades, and now a Chinese team want to move to human trials by the end of the year   Following hot on the heels of the creation of a Human-Animal hybrid “animal,” a team of... Read more
Dreamcatchers, researchers announce they can see into people’s dreams
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already have the nascent technology that allows us to stream live movies from people’s minds but streaming dreams has been illusive because we didn’t know where they originated, until now   Throughout the Millennia our dreams, and our ability to dream, has fuelled... Read more
AI has learnt to predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every year millions of people die from heart disease and this new system could save thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of extra lives   Every year an estimated 20 million people die from heart disease, but now, hot on the heels of an artificial intelligence... Read more
Artificial womb gives new meaning to Lamb in a Bag
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hundreds of thousands of babies are born prematurely and, one day, this breakthrough will offer parents new hope, it could also signal the beginning of humanity’s ability to create huge Star Wars like clone armies…   In February a team of researchers from the... Read more
Scientists discover that a virus might be triggering Coeliac disease
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Coeliac disease affects millions of people around the world, and in extreme cases cause a lot of pain and distress and this discovery could pave the way for new cures and treatments   Coeliac disease, which is bought about by an intolerance to Gluten,... Read more
3D printed cartilage breakthrough offers millions of suffers new hope
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cartilage is unique in that it doesn’t grow back, leaving Arthritis patients, and cancer and injury victims with no option but surgery, now though 3D bioprinting offers them all new hope   Loosing a part of your body, such as an ear, knee or... Read more
A miniature CERN, scientists create a ‘Particle Accelerator on a Chip’
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Particle accelerators are enormous beasts but being able to miniaturise them and put them onto chips will democratise the technology and open doors for new discoveries in energy, healthcare, materials and many more fields of science   Sixteen months ago The Gordon and Betty... Read more
Second anti-aging pill that extends lifespans by a quarter heads to human trials
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A bacterium found on Easter Island is the source of a drug that extends life in lab animals, and researchers want to know if it could do the same for humans, but research and regulatory hurdles may make the road ahead a long one... Read more
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