A CT Scanner Designed For Kids Makes the Procedure Seem Far Less Scary

One of the scariest parts of a hospital visit is never really knowing what the doctors are doing. So a company called Creative Arts has created this tiny CT Scanner that kids can use on stuffed animals in the waiting room before they undergo the same examination. It not only helps distract them ahead of time, it also… »6/08/15 8:20pm6/08/15 8:20pm

This Vampire-like Suction Device Lets Patients Draw Blood At Home

Patients dealing with cancer or infectious diseases require frequent blood tests to monitor their conditions. And though important, frequent trips to the doctor to give samples can be very time-consuming. But a small device called the HemoLink that uses gentle vacuum pressure promises to let patients easily draw their… »5/05/15 12:00pm5/05/15 12:00pm

Swallowing This Capsule Lets Doctors Keep Tabs On Gas in Your Gut

A build up of intestinal gases isn't just an etiquette problem — it's also linked to conditions like irritable bowl syndrome. So researchers have created a swallowable capsule packed with sensors that's able to measure the concentration of gases inside a patient, and wirelessly relay that info back to a smartphone app. »3/18/15 5:25pm3/18/15 5:25pm

These Terrifyingly Real Teeth Were Made By a New Dental 3D Printer

The world is still trying to figure out why every home would need a 3D printer, but in the professional world they continue to thrive. At the International Dental Show currently going on in Germany, Stratasys announced a new 3D printer that uses multiple materials at once to create startlingly realistic dental models… »3/10/15 12:09pm3/10/15 12:09pm

Tiny Robot Grippers Dissolve Away in Your Body Once Their Job Is Done

As robots get small enough to easily swim around inside the human body, they'll soon be used to perform medical procedures all from within a patient. And researchers at Johns Hopkins University are making such an idea even more plausible with the development of tiny robotic grippers that will actually dissolve away… »2/24/15 11:35am2/24/15 11:35am

Scientists Can Now Unboil Eggs to Hopefully Make Cancer Drugs Cheaper

It sounds like research that doesn't have much more of a practical application than making people say "neat," but chemists at UC Irvine have figured out a way to unboil egg whites—turning them from a solid back into a liquid—and the process behind it promises to help lower the production cost of cancer drugs and other… »1/26/15 12:30pm1/26/15 12:30pm

A Smart EpiPen Case Lets Family Know You're Having an Allergy Attack

Anyone dealing with severe allergies always carries an EpiPen. In an emergency it provides an injectable dose of epinephrine to narrow blood vessels and open airways to help minimize the dangerous symptoms of an allergy attack, and when used with the new Veta case that's designed to safely store the EpiPen, it can… »1/06/15 9:00am1/06/15 9:00am

New Software Will Give Doctors a Panoramic View Inside Your Bladder

Images of long sandy beaches, breathtaking mountains, and even bustling cities come to mind when you think about an extra wide panoramic photo—not the inside of somebody's bladder. But new software promises to give doctors a better view inside a patient's plumbing by stitching countless images from an endoscope… »11/07/14 10:45am11/07/14 10:45am

Kids Will Love These Bandages That Make Cuts Look Far Worse

Has anyone ever put on a bandage and had it perfectly match their skin color? No, not even close. That’s why printing bandages with fun or stylish designs makes a lot more sense. Or, if you’re feeling macabre, you can toss a few bucks at this Indiegogo campaign that wants to create a line of bandages that make your… »10/31/14 11:31am10/31/14 11:31am

This Tiny Implantable Chip Is Powered By Sound

We've all but figured out how to make robots and machines tiny enough to operate inside the human body. The tricky part is figuring out a way to power them that's safe for the host. In lieu of bulky batteries or inconvenient wires, researchers at Stanford University have developed an implantable wireless chip that can… »10/22/14 10:22am10/22/14 10:22am