Neuroscience

Brain implant restores visual perception to the blind

Seven years ago, Jason Esterhuizen was in a horrific car crash that destroyed his eyes, plunging him into total darkness. Today, he's regained visual perception and more independence, thanks to an experimental device implanted ...

Health

Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes a day after New York

Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation.

Pediatrics

Play equipment that gets kids moving

Parents will be pleased to know that more is not always better when it comes to play equipment for their children.

Ophthalmology

A high-precision instrument for ophthalmologists

EPFL scientists have helped develop a microscopic glass device that doctors could use to inject medicine into retinal veins with unprecedented accuracy. Their instrument meets an important need in eye surgery, delivering ...

Oncology & Cancer

An antenna for detecting breast cancer

Breast cancer is a common illness around the world. It is the most common invasive of cancers in women and affects around one in eight and represents about a quarter of all invasive cancers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital infections declining in Canada

There is good news on the infection front: infections acquired by patients in Canadian hospitals are declining, with a 30% reduction between 2009 and 2017, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ...

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