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Calling All Inventors: Submit Your Best Healthcare, Education, Or Sustainability Ideas

Got an idea to change the world? Verizon wants to hear it, and it might even get you a cool $10 million.

Japanese Researchers Announce Breakthrough In Regenerative Therapy For Breast Cancer Patients

A Japanese medical research team employing stem cells mixed with patients' own fat has been able to regenerate up to 90 percent of tissue removed during breast cancer surgery. If adopted as a standard treatment protocol, the procedure could significantly affect the number of radical mastectomies performed and post-surgery prostheses required.

Robot Wheelchair Makes Walking Look Bad!

Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System or ROPITS for short, a new robot wheelchair designed by the people have at Hitachi the system, which can be used in conjunction with a tablet or a smart phone, will enable users to get from point a to point b without having to plan every inch of the path manually.

Chinese Therapeutic “Fire Treatment” Improves Looks, Shocks Onlookers

A Chinese cosmetic and weight loss procedure known as Huo liáo (fire treatment) is attracting notice not for its supposed therapeutic benefits, but for the shocking appearance of those undergoing it.

Resveratrol Drugs Could Prevent Aging and Fight Diseases Like Diabetes

GlaxoSmithKline is getting ready to use drugs that contain resveratrol, the compound that gives red wine its health benefits, in a number of drugs. The company currently has about 117 drugs in trials that are designed to help fight conditions such as Diabetes and Cancer. There may also, in the future, be anti-aging drugs as well.

Pink LED Ceiling Light & Ionizer Freshens Air, Improves Mood

The “ELM” ceiling light from Sharp Electronics of Japan features an integral ionizer to clean the air while a pale pink tinted Sakura (Cherry Blossom) LED bulb emits a warm, mood-altering glow.

That's Sick! Seven Strange & Bizarre Japanese Medical Devices

While the vast majority of Japanese medical device designs are insightful, beneficial and, er, normal, a rare few stand out by virtue of their extreme niche applications and distinctive attributes such as borderline inappropriate cuteness. This isn't always a bad thing, especially if one of these strange and bizarre medical devices is about to be used on you!

FDA Approves Vision System That Helps Certain Blind Patients Regain Lost Vision

A new invention by Second Sight Medical Products, Inc, which is named the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use. The device will help those with retinitis pigmentosa to regain lost vision for those who suffer from this disease, which impacts vision in stages.

Device To Reduce Migraines Looks Like A Star Trek Treatment

Anyone who has ever had a migraine knows pain -- real debilitating pain. Sufferers experience intense sensitivity to light and sound, and often experience extreme nausea and vomiting. Now there is a new treatment that does not need to be taken internally with the risk of side effects. Instead the Cefaly Anti-Migraine device  delivers a mild electric shock to the supraorbital nerve.

Rex Robot Shows Off Prosthetics Possibilities

A look at the new Rex robot, made by Shadow, that is designed to show off the forefront of  prosthetics  technology to the world. With more than half of the organs in the human body being simulated at this point. He will soon be on TV and then in a London museum for the public to see the advances for themselves.