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3D Printing Saves a Life

3D printed heart

3D printing is the next big thing, the new revolution. And it’s only showing signs of growing. 3D printing has been used in 3D food, 3D prosthetics, 3D car parts and now it has been used in a diagnosis that saved the life of a 1-year old child, Roland Lian Cung Bawi. Roland’s heart had a hole in it along ... Read More »

24 Genes Responsible for Short-Sightedness Identified


24 Genes Responsible for Myopia (Short-sightedness) Identified You have probably heard of short-sightedness (and long-sightedness), which is the sole reason people wear glasses. Myopia is the scientific name for short-sightedness, which is, simply described, not able to see far away objects clearly.  For a little more information, Myopia is the condition in which the eyeball grows longer than normal size, ... Read More »

What exactly are Hiccups?

Diagram of Diaphragm

What are Hiccups? Everyone has hiccups some time in life; no one is safe from it. And it sometimes ruins perfectly good moments or make awkward silences worse than they are, because of the fact that hiccups are not controllable/involuntary. What exactly are Hiccups? So what exactly are hiccups? In medical terms, it’s called ‘synchronous diaphragmatic flutter’ or ‘singultus’ but ... Read More »

Unknown Viruses Found in Raw Sewage

Researchers from University of Michigan, USA and Spain have discovered new unknown viruses in raw sewage after lots of attempts to identify the unknown viruses from the sewage of various cities. The researchers have found 234 known viruses in the sewage, which includes the human papillomavirus and the horrible, dreaded norovirus (pictured below), which causes humans to endure both diarrhea ... Read More »

Baby With Two Faces Born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Warning! The images shown below might be disturbing to some visitors and young children. Do not let your children see these images or people around you with weak heart A woman delivered a baby with two faces in a hospital in Rawalpindi, a city of Pakistan. The baby has two sets of eyes, noses, and lips, and one pair of ... Read More »

Twin Girls With Joined Head Separated By Surgeons at UK Hospital

Sudanese twins born with the tops of their heads joined together have been separated in a rare and risky series of operations at a London children’s hospital, officials said Sunday. A charity organization called “Facing the World” helped finance this surgery. The girls, Rital and Ritag Gaboura, are aged 11, Such twins who have their heads joined are called craniopagus ... Read More »

Gel Created That Glows Up To Reveal Infections

British scientists at University of Sheffield have created a special type of gel, which when applied over areas with suspected infection, glows pink confirming infection. The gel contains molecules that light up in presence of bacteria. The detection of infections otherwise, takes several days so this invention is going to help the doctors a lot. Not only does the gel ... Read More »

Making Artificial Blood Cells Using 3-D Printer

3-D Printers are one of the most fascinating manufacturing devices of modern era. While they’ve been used to make intricate objects like cups etc, but the most fascinating product has just come out using it which are artificial blood cells. The technique has been developed by German scientists at Fraunhofer Institute The technique involves printing artificial biological molecules with a ... Read More »

A ‘Computer’ Incorporated Into Human Cells Destroys Cancerous Cells

Researchers led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson and MIT professor Ron Weiss have prepared a ‘biological’ computer that can track down maligned cells in human body and destroy them. The ‘computer’ detects cancerous cells using a logic based on 5 characteristics of cancer cells i.e on detection of these 5 traits, a cell is treated as cancerous and is destroyed. ... Read More »