Dental Development Could Lead to New Drug Delivery Systems

What’s next in health reported on a new system to prevent tooth disease.  Not much could be duller than dental disease right?  Wrong!  This has huge implications for drug delivery system development.  I can see using systems like this to embed drugs in the abdominal or pelvic cavities. There are sprayable polymers already– create one to release […]

Update From SLS-2: Natural Orifice Surgery-The Somach Burstor from Alien is Hottest New Procedure- video of concept

    video link of the new surgery concept Natural orifice surgery (also called Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery NOTES) was minimally discussed in the formal meeting but massively discussed in the halls and by the movers and shakers.  It is radically different and enabling of new procedures.  Combine this with the potential for disasterous outcomes and complications, […]

Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves- Bionic arms

Several reports of Claudia Mitchell first woman with bionic arm from the same people who brought you the other bio arms– Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and DARPA.    

More on Brain Implants. Monkey Controls Robot Arm with Thought

While at my meeting with the army MD I also watched videos of the two monkeys with computers plugged into their brains. They just think of eating and command a robot arm to feed them.  Talk about couch potato. 

Army Also Has Thought Controlled Computer With Matrix-Brain-Plug

(these are the real ones- see below)   We wrote on the biolimbs earlier.  Even more amazing is the development of the Matrix-like computer neural plug into the brain.  Cyberkinetics is commercializing the Braingate system.  I saw videos of a quadraplegic controlling a computer with thoughts alone– via a port that plugs directly into his brain.  […]

MSNBC Reports Bionic Arm- But They Don’t Know About the Two Soldiers in Iraq…

   MSNBC today reports bionic limb in Jesse Sullivan.  Sorry folks its not the only!  We spoke last week with US Army MD who described two Soldiers in Iraq with replacement biolimb legs and we viewed video of previous bionic arms they have been developing.  US Army Human-Assisted Neural Devices (HAND) Program has been developing direct thought controlled computers […]

Update From Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

Just back from the annual meeting of the SLS.  The SLS is the only multidisciplinary society dedicated to minimally invasive surgery (MIS).  They are really trying to position themselves as the high-tech surgical society and it shows.  I will follow up with in depth reviews of what was new and noteworthy there.  Major highligts to […]