Grand Rounds – Volume 3, Number 12 is Up!

This week’s grand rounds has a Charlie Brown Christmas Theme and is hosted at Nurse Ratched’s Place .  I am happy to see that she chose a diverse group of faactual and literary posts (they way I think grand rounds should be). Many of my favorite bloggers are there Kim from Emergiblog, Doctor Hébert’s Medical […]

Docinthemachine Nominated for Best Medical Technology Blog 2006!

More proud announcements!  I just found out that we have been nominated for Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog in the 2006 Medical Weblog Awards hosted by  The award nominees are definitely worth checking out – they represent the best of the medical blogosphere and have some amazing sites I had not seen before. Thanks to […]

Docinthemachine Top 5 for Best Medical Blog 2006!

The results are in!  I am proud to report docinthemachine was selected as a finalist for the best medical blog of 2006 in the weblog awards.  There were 4500 total nominations in all categories.  The voting ended Friday night and the organizers report over 500,000 total votes!  From their online report so far we finished 4th.  […]

Brain Control Robot- It’s Alive!

The concept of “thought control”- using a brain neural interface to control a robot (or other device) takes another step forward with this research from U Washington. Rajesh Rao, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and his students have demonstrated that an individual can “order” a robot to move to specific locations and pick […]

Urban Robot Race

“Never underestimate the power of people willing to take on a challenge.” – Ron Kurjanowicz, Grand Challenge Program Manager, Urban Challenge Participants Conference, Reston, VA, May 20, 2006 DARPA has granted prize money of $3.5 million for its milestone urban robotics race next November. The urban road race is an unbelievable challenge.  First a bit […]

DITM Creator Dr. Palter Nominated to Lifeboat Advisory Boards

I am honored to have been selected to be on the scientific advisory board for the Lifeboat foundation.  I will serve on the biotech/medical, ethics, Human Trajectories, Robotics (as it related to medical robotics) futurists, and nanotech boards.  I am excited about the boards and honored to be included among other members including The world’s […]

Another Biological-based Surgical Microrobot

  I have written before about the “fantastic voyage” surgical idea.  In this 1966 movie, a submarine and its scientis/doctor team are shrunk down and inected into the body to diagnose and treat a blood clot (they use a laser of course.  You can see past posts about rmars rover technology in medicine here, an implantable […]

Grand Rounds, Vol. 3 No. 12 is Up

 Grand Rounds, Vol. 3 No. 12 – (and another great well rounded one) is up at Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments  a really fascinating mental health site.  Once again the editor had to pick the best of the medical bloggers and was not able to include all posts.  They are well organized into very diverse categories.  […]

More on Longevity and Telomeres- Answers from the Researcher

I recently posted on the new research linking telomere length (telomeres are the protective end caps on DNA) to human longevity.  This information came from a leading fertility researcher Dr. David Keefe who has discovered the link between telomeres and human egg and embryo health.  This is a major development that I have called the […]

Awesome Army Videos-Terminator 2025 Battlefield Surgery Built NOW!

If you thought my post on military technology in the operating room was cool you will not believe the next generation videos here.  James Bond may have Q but the US military has DARPA.  On of their future battlefield medical projects is TraumaPod.  These videos from my friend Richard Satava, MD (Professor of Surgery and Program […]