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nanoparticle eyedrops

Nanoparticle eyedrops could eliminate the need for glasses

March 9th, 2018

Getting glasses is something of a bittersweet life event. You can now see much better than you previously could, but keeping glasses clean and protecting them at all costs is definitely a bit of a pain. Contacts solved that problem to a degree, but not everyone can wear them and they can have some convenience …

medical implant hacking

Medical implants could be a future target for hackers, doctors warn

February 20th, 2018

As the technology that powers medical implants grows more and more complex, researchers warn that they could become a prime target for cybersecurity intrusions. A new paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology focuses on the potential risk of medical implants like pacemakers to be hacked by individuals seeking to cause …

cancer breakthrough

Cancer breakthrough eliminates tumors in mice with simple injection

February 1st, 2018

Meaningful progress in the battle against cancer can seem hard to come by, but new testing by researchers at Stanford might offer an incredible boost. A novel approach to killing off tumors has shown remarkable promise in mice, and even has the ability to completely clear out the cancer with nothing more than tiny injections …

death prediction ai

Stanford scientists invent AI that can predict death with up to 90% accuracy

January 22nd, 2018

Humans today live a lot longer than they used to. That’s great news, but as modern medical advances are giving patients second chances at living normal lives, end-of-life care continues to be a difficult thing to plan. Forecasting when someone will die is an extremely challenging and often uncomfortable thing, but Stanford researchers have trained …