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The wearable robot that helps people walk again

By michellei.

Through a number of different sensors and motors, the device, made by U.S.-based Ekso Bionics, helps people walk via its mechanical legs. If users move their leg slightly forward, the suit will give mechanical assistance to help the person take a...

Britain's new gene technology gets the go-ahead

By michellei.

A team of British scientists has won permission to edit the genes of human embryos. With gene editing, scientists home in on a piece of DNA and use molecular tools to delete a defective gene, repairing or replacing it.

Genome editing is a...

BRINGING DEATH TO CANCER CELLS

By michellei.

How nearly two decades of research has yielded insights and hope around restoring a cancer cell’s ability to die.

Figuring out how to restore a cancer cell’s ability to die has taken nearly two decades of work by persistent researchers. “It has...

THESE WILL BE THE MOST IN-DEMAND JOBS IN 2016

By michellei.

Many people may be adding "find a new job" to their list of resolutions in 2016, and the good news is that it’s a job-seekers' market. The national unemployment rate dropped to 5% last month, the lowest it’s been since 2008. The Bureau of Labor...

Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

By michellei.

The vaccine regimen is part of a new study being conducted in that nation's Kambia district, where some of the country's most recent Ebola cases have been reported.

More than 11,000 people have died from the Ebola virus since the latest outbreak...

Handy Device Shows Where Patient's Veins Are Located

By michellei.

Those who fear needles are not likely to want to experience the prick more than once. And even experienced medical professionals can miss a vein sometimes, so it helps to have a little guidance. The VeinViewer uses harmless, near-infrared light to...

South Africans are living longer

By michellei.

“South Africans are living longer; a milestone worthy of celebration. The life expectancy of South Africans has improved steadily over the past decade, with an overall net gain of 8.5 percent,” the planning, monitoring, and evaluation minister...

South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare FY profit up 13 pct

By michellei.

Aspen, which supplies drugs to about 150 countries, including the United States, Australia and most of Latin America, said diluted headline earnings per share was 1,149.7 cents to end-June from 1,016.1 cents the year earlier.

The company has grown...