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If you’ve ever had to wear a cast, you will be familiar with the discomfort of not being able to scratch that itch on your leg or arm.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use.
Sensor technology is at the heart of a project designed to prevent obesity and other eating disorders, before it is too late.
Two-year old Maia was born with only one ear due to a congenital deformity called microtia, and currently wears a headband that transmits sound to
Marine biodiversity is rich in sources for medicine and cosmetic science, as Spanish researchers are discovering on the Mediterranean coast.
Underwater species can help us stay young Scientists are looking for new bioactive molecules in marine invertebrates Bioactive molecules can prevent ageing and age-related diseases Selected invertebra
Doctors fighting Parkinson's Disease in Sweden have discovered it's good to talk as improved digital communications slash waiting times for treatment from six months to just one week.
Drug-resistant bacteria are becoming a major threat Bacteria increase their resistance by sticking together They form so-called biofilms that protect them from antibiotics Biofilms contaminate implant
A sedentary lifestyle can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. That is why a European Union research project aims to promote sport
The venom of scorpions and spiders could provide valuable molecules in the battle against antibiotic resistant superbugs, according to some experts.
Poliomyelitis – or polio – could be gone by 2018, according to the latest data from the World Health Organisation. Only seven cases have been
Most of the matter around us is either solid, liquid, or gas. But there is something often called the fourth state – plasma – that has remarkable
Materials touched by plasma have their physics changed. Here we show a tissue before plasma treatment, the liquid is quickly absorbed. Then the
Most diabetics need a finger prick test several times a day to determine whether their blood sugar level is under control. But the developers of this
A doll that gives birth could revolutionise the way maternity doctors and nurses are trained. The birthing simulator is a life-size dummy which
Research shows evidence that electrical brain stimulation improves the recovery of stroke patients.
A robot named “Little Casper” has been designed to help children in hospital suffering from cancer. It is currently being tested at this hospital in
Little Casper has been designed to make sick children smile. He sees and talks; he walks and plays -avoiding obstacles. He is currently under test
On Futuris this week we look at the growing science of generating tailor-made bones to transplant into humans. Traditional transplants have been
Can these animals help victims of accidents and bone cancer patients? Scientists use pig intestine to grow human bones in the lab First, they
At a sophisticated lab in Barcelona, researchers are convinced that computer models based on virtual reality can help people who have suffered
Right after giving birth to her second child… …Gloria was fighting for her life. A sudden stroke paralysed her. Her speech almost disapeared
Look in your medicine cabinet, reflect on the those pills you may have taken for a recent flu. How do you know they are not fake? Counterfeit