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If Positive, The First Bluetooth Pregnancy Test Gives Important Advice On What To Do Next

A pregnancy test can tell you if you can expect a little bundle of joy in nine months, but not much else. So working with Qualcomm, First Response has created the first Bluetooth app-connected pregnancy test that provides other crucial info and guidance if you are indeed expecting.


Wearing This Silicon Cooling Cap Reduces Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

While chemotherapy can be an effective way to battle cancer, it’s brutal on the body, and leaves patients with an unwelcome reminder of the ordeal in the form hair loss. But a company called DigniCap has come up with a clever way to help minimise that side effect.


Australian Scientist Wins Ig Nobel Prize For Uncooking His Breakfast

Last week, the Ig Nobel Awards were held in a night that celebrates interesting discoveries made on the sillier side of science. Between a study of the usage of the word ‘huh’ and an experiment to make chickens walk like dinosaurs, the Prize for Chemistry was taken out by an Australian local — none other than the Flinders University Professor who discovered how to unboil an egg.


This Bacteria-Slaying Light Fixture Is Perfectly Safe For Humans

Bacteria-killing ultraviolet lights can sterilise everything from toothbrushes to bedsheets. But a new type of light fixture called the Indigo-Clean is able to wipe out those same dangerous pathogens while still being safe for patients or caregivers in a hospital.


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, although 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 own blood at home.


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.


These Terrifyingly Real Teeth Were Made By A New DentalĀ 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 in a single print run.


This Sticker Automatically Injects Meds When A Chemo Patient Can't

Chemotherapy is a brutal but often life-saving treatment for an even worse disease. It can also reduce a patient’s white blood cell count which hinders the body’s ability to fight off infections, so injections of Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) are given the day after to help boost production. And to ensure those injections are given a full 27 hours after chemotherapy, this sticker, applied after treatment, automatically injects the necessary dosage exactly when needed.


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 will 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 inside a patient after a medical procedure is complete.


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 expensive medications.


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