Scientists have developed a new technique that could see reading glasses banished forever. The operation involves placing a tiny implant – known as a ‘Raindrop’ inlay – underneath the cornea in a bid to reverse vision problems associated with ageing.
Two new studies conclude that low protein intake may hold the key to a long and healthy life, at least until old age. They also emphasize the need to examine not only calories when deciding what constitutes a healthy diet, but also where those calories come from – such as whether protein is animal or plant-based.
IBM’s Watson, a cognitive computing system that has already been deployed in a number of healthcare use cases, is teaming up with Mayo Clinic to bring its computing power to bear on the age-old problem of matching active clinical trials with eligible participants.
All too often these days, I find myself fidgeting by the doorway to my exam room, trying to conclude an office visit with one of my patients.
Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Saturday 6 September.