Wearable tech for the battlefield and people at risk for heart attacks
Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack?
New study shows healthier food choices could dramatically decrease environmental costs of agriculture
The world is gaining weight and becoming less healthy, and global dietary choices are harming the environment. Those are among the findings of a paper co-authored by David Tilman, a professor in the Bren ...
By analyzing carbon dioxide in the breath, an algorithm could help determine how to treat patients
Paramedics respond to a 911 call to find an elderly patient who's having difficulty breathing. Anxious and disoriented, the patient has trouble remembering all the medications he's taking, and with his shortness ...
Cute chick rover: A new way to spy on shy penguins (w/ Video)
The newest tool for biologists is the baby penguin robotic spy.
Researchers improve how a peptide can be delivered to the diseased heart tissue of mice via nanotechnology
School of Medicine researchers have developed a new formula for delivering the therapeutic peptide apelin to heart tissue. The delivery system, which dramatically increases the peptide's stability, shows promise for treating ...
Google seeks way to search bodies for disease
Google is exploring a way to search inside people's bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease.
Gift Guide: Five fitness trackers offer wide range
There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sophisticated, to give you a sense of the range available. ...
Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker
The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you're eating and how little you're exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep that in balance.
New 'electronic skin' for prosthetics, robotics detects pressure from different directions
Touch can be a subtle sense, but it communicates quickly whether something in our hands is slipping, for example, so we can tighten our grip. For the first time, scientists report the development of a stretchable ...
Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear
Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter.
Gift ideas for the fit, or those who want to be
The latest personal fitness gadgets will help you smash your personal record, break you out of your fitness rut and persuade you to get sweaty.
Twenty-five year hunt uncovers heart defect responsible for cardiovascular diseases
The landmark discovery of a tiny defect in a vital heart protein has for the first time enabled heart specialists to accurately pinpoint a therapeutic target for future efforts in developing a drug-based cure for cardiovascular ...
Would we be better off if we sent email into retirement?
This year saw the 43rd anniversary of email. Compared to a human working life, email has after more than four decades on the job now reached retirement age. Is it time for email to step aside to allow us ...
Rare canine open-heart surgery succeeds
Last April, Dylan Raskin's Japanese Chin, Esme, was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation, a fatal condition that causes backflow of blood in the heart's chambers. Though veterinarians initially treated ...