“Pepper,” a humanoid robot, is supposed to act as a conversation partner for elderly nursing home residents with dementia.
With a rising number of elderly people suffering from dementia several companies have started to focus on improving their quality of live. This robot is said to be the fist one able to read emotions.
More info: thestar
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most difficult medical problems to treat.
A new groundbreaking surgery has been carried out in China, giving hope that paralysed people may one day walk again. The regenerative stem cell treatment follows more than 10 years of research by Chinese scientists. The four hour long surgery was conducted in Tianjin.
Read more: Chinese Doctors Perform Groundbreaking Spinal Cord Surgery
Wikipedia definition: “Shell shock was a term coined to describe the reaction of some soldiers in World War I to the trauma of battle. It was a reaction to the intensity of the bombardment and fighting that produced a helplessness appearing variously as panic and being scared, or flight, an inability to reason, sleep, walk or talk. 
During the War, the concept of shell shock was ill-defined. Cases of “shell shock” could be interpreted as either a physical or psychological injury, or simply as a lack of moral fibre. While the term shell shock is no longer used in either medical or military discourse, it has entered into popular imagination and memory, and is often identified as the signature injury of the War.”
Now, a century after the first cases began to appear, scientists believe they have for the first time identified the signature brain injury that could explain why some soldiers go on to have their lives blighted by the condition.
Read more about it: source – The Independent
NOT A DESSERT GONE WRONG!
So far the nucleic acids used to assemble objects are nano-sized and making them into larger visible object is expensive.
Now researchers have developed a gel-like materials that they could inexpensively extrude from a 3-D printer. Furthermore they showed that human cells could grow in the gels, which is the first step toward the ultimate goal of using the materials as scaffolds for growing tissues.
Read more about it – source: ACS