February 8, 2014 - It's called QardioArm and it provides users with a blood pressure monitoring system that tracks your systolic and diastolic pressures plus heart rate and keeps a comprehensive history with its accompanying smartphone app.
January 20, 2014 - For those suffering from macular degeneration, inkjet printers may prove to be a curative. University of Cambridge researchers have been able to print rat cells and grow them in a culture. The cells were taken from the retinas of rats and deposited using an inkjet printer to repair retinal damage.
January 19, 2014 - The cost of sequencing DNA is finally at the $1,000 threshold.
“2014 will be the year the ’quantified self’ goes mainstream.” Those were the words Silicon Valley prodigy Marc Andreessen used in a recent article to describe changes about to happen to American healthcare. The ‘quantified self,’ also known as lifelogging, is a trend toward gathering all possible data about our daily life, such as the food we eat, quality of the air we inhale, our mood, oxygen levels, as well as our physical and mental performance.
20 Predictions in Medicine And Healthcare for 2014: From DIY Biotech to Mind-Controlled Exoskeletons
Every January, I publish my predictions for the upcoming year regarding medicine and healthcare. Usually, the majority of these predictions turn out to be valid later on, although I prefer calling them apparent trends rather than actual predictions.
December 31, 2013 - According to Medtronic, Inc., they have introduced the world's smallest pacemaker, the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System or Micra TPS
December 11, 2013 - The world is awash in plastic of which clear polymers represent the dominant material particularly in bottles. The residue of these can take a half millennia to breakdown but not to worry.
December 3, 2013 - Next year's World Cup will be hosted by Brazil with many of the group-stage matches taking place in cities such as Fortaleza, Natal and Salvador. These three have something in common. They are located in Brazil's northeast, a hotbed for exposure to tropical diseases. And the timing is perfect. Games will be played during the height of Dengue Fever season.
December 3, 2013 - A Cambridge, Massachusetts startup, Editas Medicine, is on a mission to develop life-changing treatments of diseases through a method called genome editing. This involves modification of the human genome to treat diseases at a genetic level.
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