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mini brains

Scientists implanted rodents with lab-grown human ‘mini brains,’ and that’s not even the scary part

November 9th, 2017

Stem cell research has been a hotly debated issue for years already, but groundbreaking work utilizing stem-cell-grown human brain tissue is about to challenge even the most lax definitions of medical ethics. Two groups of researchers are poised to present their work regarding the implantation of human “mini brains” into rodents, and the potentially horrifying …

iphone cancer

Doctor uses iPhone accessory to diagnose his own cancer

October 30th, 2017

We rely on doctors to take care of us and figure out what’s wrong with us when we’re not feeling 100%, but what happens when a doctor gets sick? Well, in most cases, they just go to another doctor, but that wasn’t quite what vascular surgeon John Martin had in mind. Instead, he used an …

robot surgery

Study shows robots are better at slicing humans open than humans are

October 13th, 2017

Human surgeons are some of the most skilled, precise individuals on the planet, but no amount of training and experience can make them better at slicing human flesh than robots already are. A new study aimed at comparing the steady hand of a human surgeon against the cold precision of the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot …

nerf gun danger

Nerf guns are dangerous again, according to doctors who hate fun

September 19th, 2017

Unlike many toy fads that come and go, Nerf guns have withstood the test of time. Whether it’s the bright colors and comically oversized darts, rockets, and “bullets,” they fire, or simply mankind’s self-destructive nature, kids have loved the quirky plastic firearms for decades. Now, doctors in London are warning that Nerf guns are actually …