Health Care

Colorectal Cancer, Colonoscopies and Clinical Trials

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May 13, 2015 - Back in April I had my five-year colonoscopy examination. I have to have it every five years because polyps have been detected during two tests. They were not cancerous or even pre-cancerous. But the presence of polyps, particularly adenomas, could be an early warning sign of risk for getting colorectal cancer.

Cosmetics Giant to Partner with 3D Printer to Create Skin for Product Testing

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May 13, 2015 - L'Oreal, the cosmetics company is into 3D printing seeing it as the future for skincare product testing.

New Stem Cell Discovery Could Speed Up Growing Replacement Organs

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May 10, 2015 - At the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, developmental biologist

Aging Knees - Advances in Stem Cell Therapy and Blood Platelet Procedures

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May 8, 2015 - A close friend of mine this week told me he is going in for knee replacement surgery next month. Also known as arthroplasty it involves replacing the knee joint (seen in the image below) with artificial materials.

Gizmos & Gadgets: DNA Testing Goes into the Field

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May 7, 2015 - It is called MinION and you pack the device in your overnight bag along with a laptop computer. When you arrive at your destination get set up in the field and start DNA testing right away with results in as little as 48 hours. Portable, inexpensive and fast, this is a revolutionary step in the evolution of gene sequencing.


The Mayo Clinic Saves Victims of Stroke Remotely

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March 10, 2015 - I have the greatest of respect for the role Mayo Clinic has played in my family's life.

Healthcare Organizations Urge Fossil Fuel Divestment

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February 6, 2015 - A coalition of health groups in the United Kingdom have come out with a strong recommendation on divestment in shares of fossil fuel companies.

Biomedical Advances Continue to Make Headlines

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February 4, 2015 - In looking at recent journal articles that have significant biomedical implications I have selected four to talk about today.

Prospects for 2015 Look Good

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Pundits will list hundreds of predictions this time of year, most fading quickly from mind as we cope with rushing events. At, we think the three dominant themes below will set the path for the near future. The TechCast Team is fairly confident you can count on these broad parameters to guide events over the short-term of 2-3 years.

Recovering Lost Brain Memory Appears Possible

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December 22, 2014 - Alzheimer's patients progressively lose their memories. I watched my mother-in-law and mother both succumb to the ravages of this disease as it robbed them of the recent past and then peeled away the decades until they reverted to distant memories. In my mother, a trilingual and adept, discerning individual, it even robbed her of her ability to speak coherently.

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