Tagged: health

How does Gene Therapy work?

Scientists have promised that gene therapy will be the next big leap for medicine. It’s a term that’s tossed about regularly, but what is it exactly? Trace shows us how scientists can change your very genetic code.

Contact lenses that can zoom!

Scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed contact lenses that, when worn with special glasses, can zoom in up to 3 times. The contacts are set to help those with degenerative eye conditions, but could also lead to super-vision for soldiers in the long run.

Ultrasound surgery – healing without cuts

Imagine having a surgery with no knives involved. At TEDMED, Yoav Medan shares a technique that uses MRI to find trouble spots and focused ultrasound to treat such issues as brain lesions, uterine fibroids and several kinds of cancerous growths.

Why weed makes you lazy

A lazy stoner. It’s a stereotype for sure, but what’s going on in the brain to make pot smokers that way? Trace explains.

Amnesia: How the Brain Forgets

Amnesia is best known for its use as a plot twist in soap operas, but it’s a real disorder! The most recent headline-worthy case surrounds Michael Boatwright, who woke up in an ER with no memory of himself, only speaking Swedish. Anthony looks deeper into his story, and shows us how such crazy memory loss can happen.

Take control of your stress

The workplace is stressful because success, belonging, and knowing how to manage yourself and others while remaining credible are very important. People feel pressured day-to-day and push themselves to their limit and to keep their head above water. Stress effects the social realm but more importantly, it effects your body.