A mobile app in Senegal helps families save money and reduce waste through a “virtual pharmacy” where users can exchange leftover medication for new prescriptions.
A team of scientists has developed small, soft biological robots—bio-bots—that can walk and swim on their own or when triggered by electrical or light signals. Continue reading Scientists develop humanlike biological robots
In a breakthrough that could transform the despair of diabetics into dimples of relief, Indian scientists have designed an insulin-like oral substance, nicknamed “Dimpi”, which they claim can be used to tackle both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Scientists have engineered a new technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid, a finding that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Continue reading ‘5-D protein fingerprinting’ may provide hope for Alzheimer’s
A healthy baby boy has been born from an embryo frozen 16 years ago, a hospital in south China announced on Monday. Continue reading Baby born from 16-year-old frozen embryo in China
Highly sophisticated robotics and ‘bio-printing’ are rapidly changing the face of modern surgery, significantly eliminating the risk of human error and in some cases even allowing doctors to perform procedures remotely, according to experts at Arab Health. Continue reading Robots and bio-printing change the face of surgery
Even as there has been tremendous technological advancement in healthcare over the years, there hasn’t been much innovation in the basic tool of a doctor for all these years – the stethoscope. Continue reading A stethoscope that helps doctors ‘see’ your heartbeat
The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched a one-of-its-kind ‘Health Mirror’ service. Continue reading A smart device for full body checkup in a minute
Drones are an efficient, cost-effective and potentially life-saving method of transporting blood samples, products and organs and may one day be as commonly used as ambulances or helicopters, according to experts from John Hopkins Medicine. Continue reading Medical drones come to the rescue in Dubai
Move over liposuction, the new fad in fat is freezing it.
As plastic surgeons, dermatologists and beauticians from around the world gather in Paris to analyse trends at the IMCAS aesthetic congress, here is some of what’s new: