Breakthroughs

Ingenious Device That Can Detect Melanoma Chosen by Dyson as Top Design of 2017

A small and simple handheld device with the ability to detect skin cancer has just won the International James Dyson Award for the year. Because cancerous skin tissue metabolizes more quickly than regular skin cells, the tissue regains heat faster than the rest of a person’s skin. So, when a

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From Terrifying to Terrific: Man Redesigns MRI Machine to Delight Children Instead of Scare Them

Hospitals can be scary places for children to endure even without leaving the hallways – those MRI scanners, however, could make it into a real nightmare. Magnetic resonance imaging tests and CT scans require children to lie still on a metal bed for anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, and

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Drug to Reverse a Loved One’s Heroin Overdose Now Readily Available on Walgreens Shelves

In an effort to fight America’s opioid epidemic, over 8,000 Walgreens stores are now stocking a nasal spray that reverses the effects of an overdose. The FDA-approved Narcan nasal spray is a form of naloxone that can now be purchased over the counter and used to stop an overdose from prescription

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