Spider Silk Uses Reported- Mutant GoatSpider They Missed

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

This sucker spins webs. Medgadget reports on a review of uses of spider silk.  All kinds of neat potential spider-tech uses are mentioned in the article they quote….

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Grand Rounds 3.3 Are Up

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Grand Rounds 3.3 are up hosted by Jon Mikel at Unbounded Medicine.  I really like this site which is on our DITM blogroll.  He is a student in…

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Drug could prevent 500,000 maternal deaths a year- why it won’t…

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Uganda maternal health clinic AP just announced the results of a landmark study that can save the lives of countless of the poorest mothers in the world as reported…

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Growing Organs Wins PM Award

Thursday, October 5, 2006

              Tonight is the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards 2006.  The one medical innovation they got right is a technique for growing organs in the lab.  I was at…

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New Robots with Whiskers- Cut Off Their Hands

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Northwestern University Researchers are developing a robot with sensory whiskers. As eported in engadget- “The whiskers can sense shapes or the flow of liquid, all based on a…

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Human Life Extension Not Here Yet But Hibernation May Be!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

There have been lots of posts lately about the $3.5M pledge from Peter A. Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of PayPal to the anti-aging research Methuselah Foundation.  Here…

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“Living Chips” Enable Nextgen Diagnosis/treatment

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A University of Rochester Cardiologist is working to refine “biochips” — the promise lies in implantable devices working in synergy with human tissue to provide disease testing and…

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Pill-Cams Take New Diagnostic Turn- Possibilities are Endless!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Recently approved by the FDA, SmartPill is the next generation of swallowable GI diagnostics.  I have been involved as an MD in miniaturized endoscopy for some time.  This is…

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SLS Update 3: Krazy Glue Tissue Sealant Blocks Healing

Monday, September 18, 2006

Krazy Glue-type tissue adhesives have been hot in development for some time.  Lots of promise and huge expectations but they have not worked so well and have had poor…

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Sprayable Polymer System- Antiadhesion Now But in the Future… (video)

Saturday, September 16, 2006

see video of application Spraygel is a sprayable polymer based system for adhesion prevention.  Approved outside the USA its US trial has been delayed over a bumpy road. …

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