body sensors

Monitoring your every move

A New Zealand company is in the early stages of developing a bandage that will change color or use noise to let you know if it’s too tight o…

umass food waste

Menu labeling changes could get costly

Calorie counts could soon be a regular item listed on chain restaurant menus. 22News looks why those restaurants don't want to be the only o…

bacteria

Fighting superbugs with super drugs

Less than 1% of bacteria cause disease in humans. But in mere decades, humans have turned this 1% into a group of superbugs. We’ve helped th…

computer room

Finding patterns in patient data

After a stellar performance on "Jeopardy!," IBM's supercomputer Watson has turned its smarts toward a more ambitious goal: putting cancer pa…

brain training

A smarter, faster you

Whether you’re a baseball player looking to improve your eyesight or a baby boomer hoping to prevent dementia, science wants you for a few b…

dna

Cleaning up your genetic code

Experimental gene therapy has advanced in recent years to treat blindness and Parkinson’s disease in people. Current therapies strap “good” …

concussion machine

Analyzing Concussions

New instrument is revolutionizing the way doctors analyze possible concussions.

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Dealing with exercise excuses

A combination of muscle-strengthening exercises and aerobic is ideal. Sometimes it is easier said than done and we find excuses, or barriers…

healing surgery

Less pain, shorter recovery

Today, when a surgeon operates on a tumor, it’s difficult for him or her to distinguish between cancerous cells and healthy cells. But what …

3d printing organs

Creating body parts from dust

It’s called bioprinting, and it is one of medicine's most exciting frontiers. Eventually these machines could be used to print fully functio…

woman bicycling

No willpower required

In the future, fitness might not be so difficult. Experts are working to change our environment so that the healthy choice is the easy choic…

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Safer ways to fight cancer

In the last five years the Food and Drug Administration has approved more than 20 targeted cancer therapies for tumors with specific genetic…

medication chip

Just give it to me in a chip

Scientists are working to develop microchips that can be preloaded with medications and implanted in our bodies, programmed to administer dr…