The Mood Ring of Algorithms Could Zap Your Brain to Help You Feel Better

These algorithms spot mood changes before you do, and could someday tell a stimulator to zap your brain to treat disordersA man with depression is driving to work when his mood darkens, and the familiar inklings of anxiety begin to creep in. His brain cells start to fire in a pattern that has, in the … Continue reading The Mood Ring of Algorithms Could Zap Your Brain to Help You Feel Better

Korea’s New 5G Futuristic Hospital

Hologram visitors, indoor navigation, facial recognition security, and voice-controlled rooms are coming to a hospital in South Korea When Yonsei University Health System opens its newest hospital next year, in Yongin, about 25 miles outside of Seoul, it will be decked out with some of tech’s hottest gadgets. Very sick patients in isolation rooms can visit … Continue reading Korea’s New 5G Futuristic Hospital

Brain Stimulation Gives New Hope For Treating Psychiatric Disorders

Addiction, OCD, PTSD and depression: All of these conditions might be improved by stimulating one deep brain structureDeep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy has already proven effective for many patients. But where and how to manipulate the brain’s electrical activity to treat mental disorders such as addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression has … Continue reading Brain Stimulation Gives New Hope For Treating Psychiatric Disorders

Wearable Device Scrubs Cancer Cells from Blood

Researchers shrink oven-size machine for diagnosing and halting the spread of cancer to something worn on the wristA new wearable device, tested on animals, can capture and remove tumor cells circulating in the bloodstream. With further development, the blood-filtering gadget could be used to diagnose, and perhaps treat, metastatic cancer in humans. Inventors of the microfluidic device, at the University … Continue reading Wearable Device Scrubs Cancer Cells from Blood

Scientists Control CRISPR With Light

Engineers show that near-infrared light can trigger the release of CRISPR-Cas9 to slow tumor growthEngineers are making their mark on biotech’s hottest commodity. Chinese scientists today reported that they can control the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 with light. The method replaces the use of viruses traditionally used to deliver CRISPR gene editing machinery, and gives scientists temporal control over the tool, … Continue reading Scientists Control CRISPR With Light