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Artificial Embryos Made from Stem Cells Raise Ethical Issues

Stem cells (so-called “master cells”) are unique and important in the body because they can do almost anything, and scientists have only begun to discover their potential. That’s why researchers’ use of them has created controversy, attracting the attention of scientists, policymakers, and bioethicists across the globe. Stem cells can transform into any of the… Read More »

Fingernail Sensor and Artificial Intelligence for Monitoring Parkinson’s, Other Diseases

December 21st, 2018 Editors Diagnostics, Neurology, Rehab Grip strength, as well as walking speed and gait length, can be indicators of a person’s physical and mental health. A variety of conditions and treatments can be monitored from the grip strength, but such measurements are typically only performed infrequently at the doctor’s office. IBM Research has… Read More »

2019 Preview: People will receive transfusions of artificial blood

CueImages/Alamy Stock Photo By Clare Wilson Blood transfusions save lives, but supply doesn’t always meet demand, which can lead to fatal consequences. Soon, we will be able to end that problem by making blood in the lab on demand, with no donors required. Transfusions depend on armies of donors and complex networks for collecting and… Read More »