Glimpse the Future of Medicine at a Cell-Phone Convention: What is 4G?

The annual cell-phone (I should say wireless) convention of the year just wound up over at CTIA in Vegas. Usually these meeting spark some idea in me due to a new device or new wireless technology such as a universal wireless device charger, or an image recognition and analysis system that can lead to a […]

Can Vision Testing Improve Surgical & Athletic Performance?

Gizmodo is reporting today about how White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said he improved his performance though the daily use of a Nintendo video game. This reminded me of research I did while at Yale on similar visual testing on surgeons. We found back then that for both athletes, and surgeons (especially endoscopic surgeons) visual […]

New Monitoring System Approved by FDA- Potential for Future Robotic Diagnostics

The FDA has just approved the FreeStyle Navigator Glucose Monitoring System – a glucose sensor that reports glucose values continuously for up to 120 hours.  Here is a copy of the FDA PMA letter.  This device is interesting to me since it works with a sensor inserted in either the abdomen or the back of the upper […]

Fertility Treatment is the Likely Cause of the Identical Triplets

Many are reporting today that a woman on Long Island gave birth to rare identical triplets.  She actually gave birth at one of my main hospitals and I know her Ob.  The story goes on to say she had IVF but only one embryo was replaced.  I was not her treating fertility doctor.  However, this […]

Google Finished With Cataloging the Internet Moving on to Your DNA

It was just reported today that: “A Harvard University scientist backed by Google Inc. and OrbiMed Advisors LLC plans to unlock the secrets of common diseases by decoding the DNA of 100,000 people in the world’s biggest gene sequencing project.” What nothing better to spend $1Billion on?  Why are they doing this you ask…. Harvard’s […]

New Visual Search Engine Debut-Works with a cell phone photo! Medical Uses Next?

I have been following the consumer device CeBIT show in Germany.  Pocket-lint UK reports: At the CeBIT show in Germany, Vodafone is demonstrating a trial service called “Otello”, which is a search engine that uses images, rather than words.  Rather than use a word as a search term, Otello users can send images via MMS […]

The Bigger Story Behind the 3 Parent Embryo- Human Embryo Genetic Experimentation

Countless sources are reporting on the “three parent embryo” created as a potential treatment for infertility.  What has not been reported is that there is an almost 10 year history of unregulated human experimentation in this arena which led to a rare federal ban on specific fertility treatments.  Is this hope, hype or dangerous human […]

How Smartdust, Souveillance, Web 3.0, and Personalized Genetics Will Transform the Future of Medical Diagnostics

There has been a flurry of debate in the military, industrial, and privacy sectors on “smartdust” and the concept of “souveillance” – but no one has yet realized this technology is poised to springboard into medicine and transform medical diagnostics.  Here I wanted to give you an overview of what this idea is and why […]

Retraction From Pointe Conception Medical

As a practicing physician, consultant to industry and the investment community, and medical technology blogger, my independence is of utmost importance to me. Pointe Conception Medical issued the following statement today: “Pointe Conception Medical (PCM) regrets the use of the quote from Dr. Steven Palter in our presentation materials.  Dr. Steven Palter did not provide […]

Second Life for Medicine

More and more social networking sites, web 2.0 sites, and other initially recreational new internet systems are migrating to work and educational related functionality.  The potential for medical uses, online research, education, and patient networking is seemingly endless. This wiki lists general grid and teen grid educational sites on second life as does this very comprehensive […]