Treating burns with fish skin

Reuters reports on the successful use of Tilapia skin to treat patients with burns instead of using bandages. From the article: 

Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs.

Via Reuters: https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/healing-burns-with-fish-skin

Using AI to predict heart attacks

Engadget reports that a “team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.”

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/16/ai-can-predict-heart-attacks-more-accurately-than-doctors/

Paralyzed Man Uses a Neuroprosthetic to Move His Arm

For the first time in 8 years a man paralyzed from the neck down has been able to move his right arm thanks to a neuroprosthetic brain implant. This allows him to control his right hand through thoughts that are transmitted to electrodes embedded in his hand.

Via MIT Technology Review

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603993/this-paralyzed-man-is-using-a-neuroprosthetic-to-move-his-arm-for-the-first-time-in-years/amp/

A smart patch that delivers insulin 

Kurzweil AI reports on the development of a smart patch that monitors blood glucose levels of people with diabetes and delivers insulin via microneedles when needed. From the article:

A team of scientists has invented a replacement for daily glucose-level finger-pricking and insulin shots: a painless “smart” patch that monitors blood glucose and releases insulin when levels climb too high.”

Source: http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-smart-patch-that-automatically-delivers-insulin-when-needed

A 20 cent paper centrifuge to test for diseases

Stanford University researchers have developed a vastly lower-cost alternative to traditional centrifuges. For approximately 20 cents (rather than hundreds or thousands of dollars, and without the need for power), a paper device could allow health workers in the field, in remote areas without power, or after natural disasters do on the spot testing for diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV.

Via The Economist: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21714252-its-string-driven-thing-cardboard-centrifuge-separates-blood-cells-plasma