Category Archives: Technology

Amazing new MRI technology allows parents to see active unborn babies in exquisite detail

By Dave Andrusko Before you even finish the first paragraph of this story, click on the link below or go directly to Words like “astonishing” and “breathtaking” instantly come to mind. Using (here’s one of those words again) a

The astonishing witness of totally “locked-in” patients

A totally locked-in patient who participated in the Swiss study

Despite their terrible disability, they are satisfied with life By Michael Cook The craze for Marvel superheroes encourages us to think that just being human is too easy. We need to exceed the limitations of our frail bodies by adding

Ingenious device allow researchers to “read the minds” of complete locked-in syndrome patients who say they are happy

Kerstin Wirth, who has been completely paralyzed by ALS, is shown wearing a brain-computer interface device in Geneva, Switzerland, during a test measuring her responses to 'yes' or 'no' questions. (Wyss Center)

By Dave Andrusko Of all the hundreds of stories we have written over the decades about patients with devastating brain injuries, this could be by far, the most amazing. ‘Locked-in syndrome’ is a rare neurological disorder characterized by complete paralysis

Science or Ethics?

By David Prentice, Ph.D. Does science trump ethics? Do the ends justify the means? Should some trafficking in human body parts be countenanced in society, because of potential or speculative cures? These are the questions raised in regards to the

Olympic star opens up about his miracle baby

  By Kristi Burton Brown At the Sochi Olympics, hockey player T.J. Oshie was arguably the USA’s biggest star. Scoring the game-winning goal against host country Russia, Oshie made his country proud. When he was called a hero, Oshie became

Doctors save life of 3-month old by 3-D ‘printing’ splint for collapsed trachea

By John Jalsevac May 23, 2013 – Six weeks earlier April and Bryan Gionfriddo had proudly brought their newborn son, Kaiba, home from the hospital. To all appearances he was a perfectly healthy baby boy. But then one night, while

The Pro-Life Movement: Illuminated by Technology

By Lisa Hendey Editor’s note. This appeared Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, on the blog of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As we mark the dismal occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Roe v.