Better Retinal Implants for Blindness Cure Coming

Friday, March 23, 2007

I previously wrote about retinal implants that might cure blindness.  This idea is yet another in the line of machine-human implants that will first replace natural abilities –…

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If You Transfer Your Mind to Robot Which One of You is “You”?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Kurzweil and others have been forecasting the coming of the technological singularity for some time. The term, coined by Vernor Vinge, describes the creation of “humans 2.0″ when…

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The Most Life-Like Android Ever Made: Video

Friday, March 23, 2007

Meet Jules, the most life-like robot you have ever seen. The robot is programmed with the most sophisticated artificial intelligence features.  It can recognize babies vs. adults, its creator…

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Beyond Genetic & Prenatal Testing- Pre-embryo Testing – Hiding the Results From the Patient

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Woody Guthrie Died from Huntington’s Chorea Medviews (host of next weeks grand rounds) has an interesting post about the dilemmas of genetic testing for deadly diseases such as…

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Genetic Engineering Mosquitos Resistant to Malaria

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The BBC is reoprting that a new geneticaly medified mosquito has been created that is relatively reistant to malaria.  The study publsihed in PNAS reports The approach exploits…

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Docinthemachine Guest Blogging on Lifeboat Foundation Blog

Thursday, March 15, 2007

 I am honored and excited to have been invited to guest blog on the Lifeboat Foundation Blog.  My first post is on the new DARPA 2007 focus plan and…

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Is Technology Good, Evil, or Neutral?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Technology is neither good nor evil, it’s the use that crosses the moral boundaries. As technology is leaping forward an unprecedented pace, this old question is more pressing…

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Grand Rounds Vol. 3.25 is Up!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Grand Rounds 3.25 is up over at Scienceroll.  A gret blog I have mentioned before it is run by Bertalan Meskó, a Hungarian Medical Student wit a passion for…

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Future Vision in Surgery: Let the Podcasts Begin!

Friday, March 9, 2007

Here it is folks, docinthemachine’s first podcast to play on the site.  This piece is near and dear to my heart.  The Topic is “Future Vision” – and it’s…

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New Drugs Enhance Performance, Eliminate Need to Sleep

Friday, March 9, 2007

this stuff makes crank look like candy Gizmag reports on the further evolution of no-sleep performance enhancing drugs. The original version of these substances was the “time-shifting” drug, Modafinil that…

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