Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.

Brain-computer interface enables stroke sufferer to communicate

Posted in Hardware on 11th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

By enabling users to communicate and control devices with their thoughts, brain-computer interfaces (BCI) hold almost a scary amount of potential.

Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice'

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain's ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.

Stem cell stroke therapy shows promise after first human trial

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

London researchers have revealed that stroke patients in a pilot study all showed improvements after stem cell therapy.

Blood pressure: 'Extraordinary' number of lives saved

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2014
by Alex Muller

Improved treatment of blood pressure has prevented hundreds of thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths in England, say doctors.