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.

Canada Launches 15 Million Dollar Disruptive Innovation in Genomics Competition

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October 25, 2015 - A new competition aimed at disruptive innovation leading to new market opportunities has been launched by Genome Canada.

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.

Genomics Key to Defeating Orphan Diseases

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October 8, 2015 - In the past five years 33% of all new medicines approved by the American Food and Drug Administration have focused on rare disorders often called "orphan diseases." A category that numbers approximately 7,000, "orphan diseases" impact 350 million people around the planet. The best known is cystic fibrosis.

Peter Diamandis Wants You to Bank Your Stem Cells

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July 28, 2015 - If you are a regular reader of this blog then you have read about the importance of our research into stem cells and their therapeutic value. I'm even contemplating having my stem cells harvested to inject into my osteoarthritic left knee to help restore the cartilage I have lost over the years.

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