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Genetically Modified Micropigs Made To Fight Pests Might Make Fine Pets

Genetically modified micropigs? In MY local pet shop? It's more likely than you'd think thanks to a Chinese genomics institute whose GMO mini-porkers were originally designed to help researchers find cures for human diseases.

The First FDA-Approved 3D-Printed Drug: An Easy Pill To Swallow

Read on for more information about Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the very first company to sell a 3-D printed, FDA-approved prescription pill. Known as Spritam, this drug could bring relief to more than 3 million adults and children in America who suffer from certain types of epileptic seizures.

New Pet Mat Provides Relief With Copper And Bamboo Charcoal

If you have a senior pet, you're probably especially sensitive to her movements.  She may move slowly, favor one leg or hip, or show more fatigue after exercise or a walk than she used to. Achy Paws carries a Copper Comfort Pet Mat that provides relief and warmth to your dogs and cats, using age-old earth-produced natural curative materials - copper and bamboo charcoal.  How do these materials work? 

A Collar That Tracks Your Dog's Health 24/7: The Voyce Health Monitor

A new, patented, electronic collar, developed by biomedical engineers and members of the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, can now monitor your dog's health and activity levels and keep you informed in very detailed, easy to understand, information and graphics on your electronic devices.  It's called, appropriately, Voyce, for it tells you everything your dog would tell you if he could.

3D-Printed Metal Rib Cage Transforms Mortal Man into Cyborg

The wonders of 3-D printing have only tapped the surface of possibilities, especially in the field of medical applications. Read all about the world's first 3-D printed titanium rib cage and the cancer patient whose life has been given new meaning.

Can New Blood Test Detect Breast Cancer's Return?

Read on to learn more about the innovative blood test still undergoing research in England that may be able to detect breast cancer DNA  months before it would appear on medical scans.

New Sensor Based On Human Nose Could Have Multiple Applications

According to a recently published study, a team of researchers in South Korea has developed an advanced bioelectronic sniffer for detecting stinky molecules in water that could one day be practically applied to multiple safety and consumer-based applications.

Eko Smartphone Stethoscope Is The Wave Of The Future

Silicon Valley medical-device startup known as Eko Devices has launched Eko Core, a next generation digital stethoscope that works with a smartphone app designed to help address cardiovascular disease.

New Micro Implant Restores Hope and Sight For Glaucoma Sufferers

 Learn all about this innovative long-term treatment for glaucoma developed by researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer University. This miniature pump regulates internal ocular pressure and offers light at the end of the glaucoma-impaired tunnel.

NASA's New Material: Heals a Bullet Wound In Seconds

It's not a bird or a plane or even Superman (or Superwoman), but rather a material NASA discovered by accident that can heal a bullet would in two seconds! Read on for more on this impressive innovation.