Science Translational Medicine

This undated handout photo provided by the Shepherd Center shows Jason DiSanto, left, receiving a tongue piercing at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. The Tongue Drive System was developed at Georgia Tech and tested at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Georgia Tech, Gary Meek)

Tongue pierce lets the paralyzed drive wheelchairs

WASHINGTON (AP) – An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud […]

11/27/2013

Doctor

New test aims to better detect viral infections

WASHINGTON (AP) — It happens too often: A doctor isn’t sure what’s causing someone’s feverish illness but prescribes antibiotics just in case, drugs that don’t work if a virus is the real culprit. Now Duke […]

09/18/2013

Brain scan

New tool peeks into brain to measure consciousness

WASHINGTON (AP) — When people have a brain injury so severe that they can’t squeeze a loved one’s hand or otherwise respond, there are few good ways to tell if they have any lingering awareness […]

08/14/2013

A member of 'intelligent knife' development team uses the knife on a piece of animal muscle during a demonstration at St Mary's Hospital in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer

LONDON (AP) — Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer. An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they’ve removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported Wednesday. Surgeons typically use knives […]

07/17/2013

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