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Lenovo Pilots VR As An Alternative To General Anesthesia For Kids

Posted in Games, Hardware, Medicine on 10th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Lenovo and the Starlight Children’s Foundation have been pilot testing virtual reality headsets as an alternative to general anesthetics for kids, alleviating panic and pain by distracting critically ill pediatric patients from what’s actually happening around them.

ESA Studies Growing Blood Vessels In Zero Gravity

Posted in Medicine, Science on 8th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

In zero gravity, there's nothing to pull or push the cells out of place, allowing them to form themselves into simple 3D structures, including globules and tubes.

Microbiome-altering Alzheimer’s Drug Unexpectedly Approved In China

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The drug, derived from a marine algae, is the first new Alzheimer’s drug to reach the market anywhere in the world in almost 20 years, and is suggested to reduce neuroinflammation by modulating a person’s gut microbiome.

Deep Sleep Can Rewire The Anxious Brain

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

“Our study strongly suggests that insufficient sleep amplifies levels of anxiety and, conversely, that deep sleep helps reduce such stress,”

Liquid-in-liquid Printing Method Could Put 3D-printed Organs In Reach

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Complex 3D-printed tissues made by including living cells in the ink could soon be within our grasp.