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Robots From Space Being Used To Help Treat Breast Cancer

The core robotics technology used to maintain the International Space Station is finding a new use back on the blue planet - breast cancer treatment. A device under development at the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation is using space-age robotics to automate the breast biopsy process.

Remote-Controlled Robots Now Offer Long Distance Medical Care

The next time you go to a hospital, you might not be speaking to a doctor - not directly, anyway. An increasing number of hospitals in California and several neighboring states have started to phase in robots that allow Doctors to communicate remotely with their patients.

CaffeinAll Delivers Caffeine You Can Sprinkle!

Salt, pepper, and caffeine. What do these three things have in common? They can all be sprinkled on food. Okay the last one is fairly new to the sprinkling world, but don't judge it. That's my job! So let's see whether or not we should welcome CaffeinAll to the insanely long list of instant energy products. I can feel the caffeine-induced enthusiasm already!

Industrial Designer Develops Wireless 'Smart Jacket" For Premature Babies

An industrial design student received her PhD cum laude last month for her design of a Smart Jacket for premature babies. Her creation will, no doubt, launch a successful career for a new graduate, but change the lives of millions of premature infants and their families...

For Alzheimer's Patients, Singing Improves Mental Abilities

While today's boomers may best remember the words to Beatles or Rolling Stones songs, groups of older folks with Alzheimer's disease improved mental skills after sing-alongs of '40s and '50s movie and show tunes!

Pregnant Moms Who Exercise Give Newborns A Head Start

The further along a mom gets in her pregancy, the more she longs to just sit down and take a load off her feet.  But not too much, indicates the latest research from the University of Montreal; she should be mindful of the power of exercise to give her newborn a head start.

Research Shows Statins Protect More Than Your Heart

Statins have been given a bad rap in the past, mostly due to possible, but rare, serious side effects like muscle inflammation, diabetes, and liver disease. But lately, research is unvieling some very positive and unexpected 'side effects' of statin use...

New Innovation HapiTrack Measures Calories Wherever You Are

Ever had a personal trainer? Their constant nagging, their crazy routines, and more importantly, their insanely insane prices. Well, whilst HapiLabs' sole aim is not to put personal trainers out of business and force them to go home and tell their wives/husbands why this year's christmas tree won't be as big as the year before, the HapiTrack device certainly gives more power to the world's trainer-less population.

International Team Develops First 3-In-1 Cancer Fighting Nanostructure

It has been difficult for researchers to develop medical nanocomposites that are capable of performing more that one task at a time; thus some are used for detection, as in detecting cancer cells, and others deliver cancer-fighting drugs.  But recently, an international team of university researchers were successful in creating one nanostructure capable of performing three very important cancer-fighting tasks....

Medical Intervention Successful In Rats With Gambling Addictions

Rats who are compulsive gamblers have reason to celebrate today as researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced the first successful drug to inhibit this compulsive behavior in its test group.  The test of 32 laboratory rats over a 16-month period involved the development and deployment of the only slot machine-style rat casino in North America, a casino built by the UBC Laboratory of Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience.