Health Care

Gizmos & Gadgets: Mind Controlled Robot Helps the Disabled Get Out in the World

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November 30, 2015 - Research into brain-machine interfaces (BMI) is making it possible for those with severe motor disabilities to become mobile and interact with the physical world through telepresence.

Colorectal Cancer Noninvasive Screening Test Developed at Mayo Clinic

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November 29, 2015 - Every five years my wife and I both have to have diagnostic colonoscopies because we have had polyps detected in our large intestine. In my wife's case there is history of intestinal polyps in her family and the existence of polyps could be a precancerous warning.

Genetic Genie to be Let Out of the Bottle or Permanently Stoppered

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November 26, 2015 - Genome editing tools are about to make an enormous impact on the environment. Just in the last few days the Food and Drug Administration in the United States made a decision that a genetically modified salmon was approved as safe to eat.

Update on Miniature Cardiac Pacemakers - Successful Clinical Trial Bodes Well for Heart Patients

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November 21, 2015 - Back in December 2013 I posted a blog about the Micra TPS, the world's smallest pacemaker. At the time the first successful human implant had been done in clinical trial in Linz, Austria, a place my wife and I visited this summer.

An Eye Drop that Dissolves Cataracts

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November 11, 2015 - Appearing in this month's edition of the journal Science is an article that reports the discovery of a solution that may prove to be revolutionary in the treatment of cataracts

Peter Diamandis and Where Healthcare is Going - Dematerialization, Demonitization, and Democratization

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November 9, 2015 - In Peter Diamandis' latest mind-sharing email he adds more fuel to the positive disruptive changes happening in healthcare.

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Smart Technology for Rehabilitating Stroke Victims

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November 6, 2015 - Guest blogger, Korean-born Ho-Young Ban, lost his father to stroke and witnessed two of his uncles suffering from strokes unable to get rehabilitation they needed because of lack of affordability.

Have you heard of DNA.LAND?

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October 27, 2015 - Know your genome. Help science.

That is the message you find when you first click on the link to DNA.LAND, a place where you go to learn about your genome, and while learning about it you help scientists make discoveries to benefit all of humanity.

Casting a New Light on Non-Invasive Heart Repairs

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October 13, 2015 - My daughter was born with congenital heart disease. I've written about her complex heart lesion in the past. Because of it she has had to undergo three heart procedures. The first two were open heart. The third was minimally invasive using a catheter. All repaired the heart. The first two meant weeks of hospitalization and long recovery periods lasting months.

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