If we don’t merge our brains with artificial intelligence, we’re toast.
Robots and prosthetics may soon have a sense of touch similar to human skin thanks to e-skin technology developed by researchers at the National University of Singapore.
US researchers have created ‘artificial muscles’ that imitate the coiling and pulling mechanism found in a cucumber plant’s tendrils.
The year is 2040.
Chief clinical information officers didn’t even exist in the NHS a decade ago.
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have developed a database of gene activity in mice, which could reduce the use of animals in medical research.
International assurance, tax and advisory firm EY has launched a first-in-industry initiative to tie medicine payments to clinical and patient satisfaction outcomes.
Considering Facebook’s track record with user data over the past few years, the idea of handing over personal health data and even DNA via the platform may be unappealing for many.
A smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse coughs could diagnose if your child has asthma, according to a study published today.
When Chinese scientist Jiankui He genetically modified twin babies in an attempt to make them immune to HIV last November, he earned worldwide condemnation from the scientific community.
Scientists at the University of Washington have created a smartphone app that can detect ear infections using nothing more than a piece of paper and the phone’s microphone and speaker.
A machine learning algorithm has predicted heart attacks and death from heart disease with 90% accuracy, overtaking human practitioners.
An eight-year study has revealed the benefits of continuous health monitoring – even when a person shows no signs of illness – suggesting a major paradigm shift is needed in healthcare.
At the end of November last year, a Chinese scientist made an announcement that caused shockwaves in the scientific community: he had genetically modified two babies in a bid to render them immune to HIV.
This week is World Immunisation Week, which aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
With the number of over-75s set to double from the current level of 5.3 million in the next 40 years, there is no doubt that the UK care system is feeling the strain.
A team of researchers from esteemed German research institutes have created an artificial intelligence (AI) medical companion that can diagnose patients and provide supporting evidence of its diagnoses.
India has a healthcare challenge that is relatively unique to the country.
In the UK over 1.5 million people have a learning disability according to the Foundation for People With Learning Disabilities, of which 350,000 have a disability that’s classified as severe.
20 years ago, the thought of household objects being connected to the internet may have seemed like a far-off possibility. However, with an estimated 26.66bn devices now connected to the internet, the Internet of Things is now an everyday reality.
The Israel election happening today will be one of the most closely-fought in years, but there is another way it is making history.
Scientists have discovered that dozens of antimicrobial and anticancer compounds found in some types of seaweed could be used to develop new antibiotics.
Clinical trials are now underway on a thought-to-text technology that could provide those suffering with paralysis with a new lease of life.
Package delivery company UPS has announced new logistics service to deliver medical samples via drone.
Researchers have created artificial intelligence (AI) software that identifies the make and model of cardiac rhythm devices – such as pacemakers – in seconds, massively speeding up treatment times in potentially life-threatening conditions.
A study of the impact of AI for healthcare has found that the technology is likely to bring significant disruption to the industry – taking the value created out of the pockets of traditional healthcare companies and into the hand of the technology industry.
Scientists have significantly increased the conductivity of a type of melanin skin pigment, opening up the possibility of biocompatible electronics for implantable devices or, more speculatively – human cyborgs.
Researchers have developed an app for the Google Home smart speaker that allows physicians to ask for and receive recommendations about medical device sizes during surgery.
The ability to affordably sequence genomes has prompted numerous predictions about the rise of personalised medicine, however so far this has failed to come to pass.
Making booking appointments, ordering prescriptions and receiving health advice easier than ever, mobile health apps are used by many to personalise their healthcare.