On a trading estate outside Oxford some weird science is going on. Behind security doors and “Keep out” signs, red-coated technicians are breeding one of the world’s most prolific killers.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE USED to mean something. Now, everything has AI. That app that delivers you late-night egg rolls? AI.
IN EARLY 1954, Pope Pius XII summoned a venerable Swiss quack named Paul Niehans to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo. The pontiff was nauseated with gastritis, fatigued by his 77 years, and loath to meet his maker.
TODAY, A TEASPOON of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA.
FITBIT SPENT ITS first decade selling activity trackers. With its latest moves, the company is starting to look less like a gear maker selling pricey accessories to fitness buffs and more like a medical-device company.
HIPPOCRATES, the father of medicine, was known to have used smell as an aid to his work. Generations of doctors followed suit.
Earlier this month, a Chinese medical robot named Xiaoyi achieved a passing score of 456 on China’s medical licensing exam.
The FDA has given a regulatory green light to the first device that reduces opioid withdrawal symptoms.
AT SHINTOMI nursing home in Tokyo, men and women sit in a circle following exercise instructions before singing along to a famous children’s song, “Yuyake Koyake” (“The Glowing Sunset”).
ROBOTS have been giving surgeons a helping hand for years. In 2016 there were about 4,000 of them scattered around the world’s hospitals.
Lymph nodes are common pathways for certain cancers to spread, requiring surgical removal. These days lymph nodes are visualized using gamma ray imagers that spot the radioactive Technetium-99m tracer that’s injected near a tumor.