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Failed stem cell treatment causes nasal growth on woman's spine

A woman who received stem cell treatment for paralysis needed a growth of nasal tissue removed from her spine eight years later.

By July 15, 2014


My cyborg sister: When life-saving gadgets break down

A piece of silicone less than 2 inches wide keeps my sister alive. When a family member's life depends on a medical device, writes Crave editor Leslie Katz, technology takes on a whole new meaning.

By August 21, 2012


Facebook touts relaunched 'Facebook Stories'

Web site and Facebook page are "meant to celebrate the people who connect and share in innovative ways," the company says. They're also meant to boost the public's opinion of the social network.

By August 2, 2012


Princeton researchers use satellite images to track disease

Satellite imaging of nighttime lights helps track the migration and clustering of people, giving researchers the data they need to calculate the risk of outbreaks of infectious diseases such as measles and meningitis.

By December 9, 2011


One in six mobile phones tainted by faecal matter

More than one in six mobile phones are coated with some kind of bacteria, including E.coli. That's bacteria from poo. Wash your hands!

By October 14, 2011


Get ready for your infections to glow in the dark

A new gel developed for medical practitioners glows under ultraviolet light when bacterias such as Salmonella and E.Coli are present.

By September 16, 2011


The 404 759: Where we guard you while you sleep (podcast)

Every once in awhile we need a friendly reminder about the importance of getting a good night's rest- after all, the average human spends about a third of his or her life asleep. The Sleep Doctor Michael Breus is back in the studio with tips on how to sleep easier and stay rested- extra long episode today!

By February 16, 2011


AbledBody helps disabled navigate gadget world

Fifty-four million people in the U.S. qualify as physically or mentally disabled, and this just-launched news site is for them.

By March 27, 2009


Google.org issues $14.8 million in disease prevention grants

Google.org announces $14.8 million in grants aimed at preventing disease outbreaks in Southeast Asia and Africa.

By October 21, 2008