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How a Smartphone Camera Can Find Eye Cancer

May 15, 2015 | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

ABC News featured an interview with Julie Fitzgerald, a mom who noticed a white glow in her son Avery’s eye after taking a picture of him with her smartphone. 

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How Does Adderall Work?

May 12, 2015 9:45 am | by American Chemical Society Videos Comments

More than 25 million people rely on Adderall and other similar drugs to help treat narcolepsy, depression and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But how does amphetamine, the active ingredient in Adderall, work? This week, Reactions from the American Chemical Society explains how amphetamine helps you focus.

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Microscope, iPhone App Can Find Parasites in Your Blood

May 8, 2015 8:49 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

It takes two minutes for this test to find the parasite.

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Growing New Bones without a Human Body

May 6, 2015 8:39 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

This start-up found a unique way to help the 900,000 patients who have to go through bone-related surgeries each year.

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2015 Neuro Film Festival Winners

April 24, 2015 11:31 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor Videos Comments

Farrah J. Mateen, M.D., from Cambridge, Mass., is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Neuro Film Festival, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has announced.

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Inside New York's Cryotherapy Lab

April 13, 2015 10:04 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

This company is offering a peculiar treatment.

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The Untapped Potential of 3-D Printing

March 24, 2015 11:07 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

3-D printing could make a huge impact on digital dentistry, manufacturing, organ transplants, and multiple other fields.

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Futuristic 3-D Printing Technique Unveiled

March 17, 2015 12:00 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

The inspiration for this creation came from the T-1000, the lethal and liquid robot from the movie Terminator 2.

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The Evolution of Birth Control

February 20, 2015 4:46 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan wrote a new feature for the magazine examining the future of contraception.                                     

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President Obama Reveals Details About Precision Medicine Project

February 1, 2015 6:45 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

President Obama held a press conference revealing new details surrounding the Precision Medicine initiative he announced during the State of The Union.                               

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Inside Google's Secretive Life Sciences Lab

January 29, 2015 4:11 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

This is the first official look at the life sciences division of Google X.                               

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Creating ‘Genomic Origami’

December 12, 2014 9:05 am Videos Comments

In a triumph for cell biology, researchers have assembled the first high-resolution, 3-D maps of entire folded genomes and found a structural basis for gene regulation, a kind of “genomic origami” that allows the same genome to produce different types of cells.

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Meniscus Regenerated with 3-D-printed Implant

December 11, 2014 8:30 am Videos Comments

Researchers have devised a way to replace the knee’s protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3-D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own.    

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Viewing Your Genome on a Blackberry Passport

December 10, 2014 1:15 pm Videos Comments

One of the recurring themes of the 2014 Forbes Healthcare Summit was that smartphones and mobile apps would play a larger role in the industry. However, the safety and security of these platforms are being debated. Nanthealth’s CEO Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong feels he may have a solution.

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Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Linked to Greater Autism Risk

December 9, 2014 8:30 am Videos Comments

Children with autism spectrum disorder were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study has found.

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Scientists Pinpoint a New Line of Defense Used by Cancer Cells

December 8, 2014 3:00 pm Videos Comments

Scientists have discovered a new line of defense used by cancer cells to evade cell death, according to new research. The team identified a critical pathway of molecular signals which throw a lifeline to cancer cells.         

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