medicine
This Human-Powered Paper Centrifuge Is Pure Genius

Inspired by an ancient toy, researchers from Stanford University have developed an ingenious hand-spun paper centrifuge. Incredibly, the device costs just 20 cents (17 pence)—and it can be used to detect malaria in blood in just 15 minutes. Read More >>

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Blood Testing Company Told to Prove Reliability of it Blood Tests

Elizabeth Holmes, the beleaguered founder-and-chief of Theranos, has agreed to publish scientific data that will supposedly affirm the accuracy and reliability of its blood tests. But as a recent inspection report from the US's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) points out, things don’t look good. Read More >>

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Tooth Tattoo Diagnoses Illness and Alerts Doctors

Scientists have developed a sensor that could be tattooed onto your tooth, diagnose an infection, and transmit that information to medical professionals without you having to go to the doctor. Read More >>

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A Test That Will Tell You If You’re Going To Have a Heart Attack

Scientists have developed a test that detects whether the large, misshapen, mutant cells that indicate you're due for an acute myocardial infarction are circulating through your bloodstream. Read More >>