Medical Innovations: Progress in 2015

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# Researchers discover the location of memory in a human brain
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/123485-mit-discovers-the-location-of-memories-individual-neurons

# A Chinese company that 3D prints implantable bones began human trials in June
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/first-ever-3dprinted-vertebra-successfully-implanted-in-12yearold-cancer-sufferer-9691685.html

#Bio-Engineers at Harvard create the first examples of cyborg tissue: neurons, heart cells, muscles, and blood vessels all interwoven by nanowires and transistors
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22217-cyborg-tissue-is-half-living-cells-half-electronics.html#.VZUsFRuqpHw

# A new method of injecting nanoscale electronic scaffolds directly into the brain is developed to treat everything from neuro-degenerative disorders to paralysis
http://clapway.com/2015/06/09/u-s-what-mesh-nanotechnology-can-do-for-the-brain-123/

#Chinese scientists develop a silicon chip with silver nanoparticles that can rapidly detect different pathogens in blood samples
http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/45658/20150412/chinese-scientists-create-silicon-chip-detects-different-forms-pathogens-blood.htm

# Researchers create artificial neurons that function like human neurons and bypass damaged nerve cells to restore neural function
http://www.iflscience.com/brain/scientists-create-artificial-neuron-functions-real-thing

# Scientists successfully implant false memories in mice using electrodes to directly simulate and record the activity of nerve cells
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/meet-two-scientists-who-implanted-false-memory-mouse-180953045/?no-ist

# MIT develops a new fibre less that the width of a hair that allows computer to deliver optical signals and drugs directly to your brain

# Pfizer agrees to work with Ido Bachelet’s lab to create programmable DNA nanobots that can travel to certain locations of the body and kill cancer cells

# A new bionic lens is announced that will allow people to see three times better than 20/20 vision through a painless procedure as early as 2017
http://news.discovery.com/tech/biotechnology/bionic-lens-implant-could-improve-vision-beyond-2020-150528.htm

# Researchers prove for the first time that cryogenically suspended worms retain specific acquired memories after reanimation
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/206713-memories-emerge-intact-from-cryogenic-resurrection-machine

# Britain votes to allow the worlds first three-parent invitro fertilization babies which can help prevent many inherited incurable diseases
http://www.ibtimes.com/three-parent-babies-approved-uk-how-vitro-fertilization-technique-works-1827846

# A new DNA Based blood test is revealed that can determine every virus a person has ever had from a single drop of blood
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/06/05/new-blood-test-can-detect-every-virus-person-has-had/

# A new type of pluripotent stem cell is discovered that could eventually allow human organs to be grown in large animals
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/8584443/Pigs-could-grow-human-organs-in-stem-cell-breakthrough.html

# Scientists successfully map the epigenome, which can be thought of as the molecular switches that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/human-epigenome-map-0218

#Scientists discover the first new antibiotic in 30 years through a breakthrough method involving the use of microchip to grow microbes in soil
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-first-new-antibiotic-discovered-in-30-years-grew-in-dirt

#Chinese scientists announced that they have genetically modified human embryos using CRISPR
http://www.nature.com/news/chinese-scientists-genetically-modify-human-embryos-1.17378

 

 

 

 

 

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