• Wearable Patch Could Improve Health Monitoring

    Wearable Patch Could Improve Health Monitoring

    While some question the accuracy of fitness tracking armbands and smartphone applications, researchers may have just created an improved version. A new type of health monitor could attach directly to the skin as a patch, directly monitoring heart rate and body chemistry to get a better idea of fitness activity and health. The device comes

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  • Spark at Conception Could Aid IVF Treatments

    Spark at Conception Could Aid IVF Treatments

    Conception is a special moment, when sperm merges with an egg to create a new life. Now researchers have discovered that this moment is accompanied by a flash of light, which could signal the viability of an embryo for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. The discovery comes from Teresa Woodruff, professor of obstetrics and gynecology,

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  • Quadriplegic Regains Use of His Hand Using Microchip

    Quadriplegic Regains Use of His Hand Using Microchip

    When Quadriplegics lose the use of their limbs, they must resign themselves to a life of paralysis. Now researchers are offering quadriplegics and others new hope as they use a microchip implant to help a man regain control of his arm. The technology comes from Chad Bouton, now at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

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