Dementia now leading cause of death in England and Wales

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal.

Halving of malaria deaths 'tremendous achievement'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Each year, more people are being reached with life-saving malaria interventions.

Obesity and stress pack a double hit for health

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

If you're overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study.

DARPA plans to shrink brain interface and organ control electronics to the size of nerve fibers

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

The initial goal will be improving the quality of life for US soldiers and veterans.

A new way to beam power to medical chips deep inside the body

Posted in Hardware on 21st May, 2014
by Alex Muller

Wireless system uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips, paving the way for new devices to treat illness or alleviate pain.