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Lab-made mini human to screen drugs, toxins

Work begins on Athena, a $19 million project that seeks to create artificial organs that work in concert inside a human-like test dummy that could reduce reliance on animal testing.

By Mar. 26, 2014

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Needle-steering robot could save lives

Researchers turn to an unusual robot for new method of treating blood clots in the brain.

By Aug. 12, 2013

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Electric 'thinking cap' speeds learning

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have created a "thinking cap" that electrically stimulates the brain to increase its ability to learn from mistakes.

By Mar. 26, 2014

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Radiation-free cancer scans may be on the horizon

It's been tested on only a handful of kids, but using MRI with a diagnostic dye to look for cancer may work just as well as using PET and CT scans.

By Feb. 20, 2014

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How to better spy on a childhood virus

Scientists at Georgia Tech say a new technique for tagging the genome and studying the RNA of a virus could help them discover better antiviral drugs and perhaps even more effective vaccines.

By Jan. 2, 2014

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The true shape of the Ring Nebula

New images from NASA's Hubble telescope reveal that the Ring Nebula is more complex than we knew. It's not a bagel, but a jelly doughnut.

By May. 24, 2013

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When the Wright brothers and their 'flying machine' were new

The aviation industry started in Dayton, Ohio, and today, the city cherishes that history. CNET's Daniel Terdiman visited as part of Road Trip 2013.

By Jul. 9, 2013

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New bionic limb features powered knee/ankle joints

Lower-limb prosthetic, in development at Vanderbilt for seven years, uses computer, sensor, electric motor, and battery tech to power knee and ankle joints that operate in unison.

By Aug. 18, 2011

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Next up in robot suits for the paralyzed: Mind control?

Researchers are looking to push robotic exoskeletons into the realm of thought control, eliminating the need for hand controls and reaching those unable to use their upper bodies.

By Nov. 20, 2013

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Bionic limbs will one day sense the grass under prosthetic feet

With the first thought-controlled bionic leg pioneered in Chicago, the next steps for smart prosthetics are refining them for widespread use and tackling a huge hurdle: sensory feedback.

By Oct. 12, 2013