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5 ways in which Technologies Hacked our Body

Science fiction taught us that when science starts modifying the human body, it’s going to involve robot parts and genetic modification gone terrifyingly wrong. But the reality is that the body modifications that are right around the corner are way less frightening and quite a bit more useful. It won’t be too many more years before a trip to the doctor can …

#5. Change Your Eye Color

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TRUE CPR Coaching Device

TrueCPR Coaching Device Physio Controls TrueCPR Device Nearly Guarantees Perfect Chest Compressions (w/video)Performing chest compressions in CPR is a fairly simple process easily explained to most laymen, but execution is key. You don’t want to be breaking ribs, but you certainly don’t want to under-pump the patient with even graver results.Physio Control TrueCPR Coaching Device Physio Controls TrueCPR Device Nearly Guarantees Perfect Chest Compressions (w/video) Physio-Control just launched its new TrueCPR coaching device, a system that accurately measures the rate and depth of chest compressions and provides both real-time feedback and follow-up analysis of the supplied treatment.

Wireless signals could transform brain trauma diagnostics

hematoma detector Berkeley Brain Injury Detector Rivals CT in Spotting Cerebral Edema, Intracranial Hematomas
Suspected brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose, and expensive CT scanners are the best way to look for edemas and hematomas. But CT scanners are large, expensive, ionizing, and require specialists to operate.

Brain Impant can restore memories

article 2321081 19AC1584000005DC 540 634x539 e1368470975488 Brain implants may restore human memory in the near future

Hippocampus, the part of the brain with a major role in forming long-term memories

A memory device may be implanted in a small number of human volunteers within two years and the device might become available to anyone within five to ten years. A maverick neuroscientist, Theodore Berger, believes he has deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories.

Theodore Berger, a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, envisions a day in the not too distant future when a patient with severe memory loss can get help from an electronic implant.

Migraines can be Prevented with an Antibody

For many who suffer from chronic migraines, nothing can reliably prevent or dull the debilitating headaches that may strike as often as every other day.

A biopharmaceutical company in Bothell, Washington, may have a solution. It hopes that a monthly injection of an antibody that blocks a well-known migraine-triggering protein will prevent these headaches.

The company, called Alder Biopharmaceuticals, is testing the efficacy of the drug in a clinical study of 160 patients, each of whom has between four and 14 migraines per month; Alder expects the results of the study to be in this fall.

Artificial Retina: The New Vision

Artificial retinas give the blind only the barest sense of what’s visible, but researchers are working hard to improve that.

Elias Konstantopoulos gets spotty glimpses of the world each day for about four hours, or for however long he leaves his Argus II retina prosthesis turned on. The 74-year-old Maryland resident lost his sight from a progressive retinal disease over 30 years ago, but is able to perceive some things when he turns on the bionic vision system.