World’s Highest Resolution HDTV Surgical Camera – Ever! – First Exclusive Evaluation

  I have previously posted about my research on the use of high definition TV (HDTV) for surgical endoscopy.  I am honored to have participated in the evaluation of the highest resolution surgical system ever created which I used to capture the footage showcased in the amazing upcoming National Geographic HD special “Inside The Living […]

National Geographic’s The Living Body: DITM Featured in World’s First HDTV Broadcast of Surgical Procedure

I’ve mentioned the National Geographic Special “The Living Body” and wanted to fill you in on why this is such an exciting project for me.  The show follows a woman from birth through life and death and traces the function of all of her bodily systems.  It will feature my surgical laparoscopy footage as the world’s […]

National Geographic Update- HDTV Surgery: (United Airlines Sucks!)

  Well the TCA television critics association meeting is over.  What an enormous logistical nightmare this was for me!  AS I previously wrote, I was invited to a press briefing by the amazing folks at National Geographic.  Here’s how it played out.  Unfortunately, United Airlines cancelled my flight at the last moment due to “mechanical […]

Embryo Adoption, Stem Cell Research, Partial Birth Abortion Oh My: Breaking News From DITM

  When does human life begin and what is a human?  Fertility specialists wrestle with this question every day as embryos are created, frozen, thawed, implanted, and discarded.  Occasionally an embryo is even “adopted”.  Today I received the draft results of a US government Health and Human Services Research Project that I participated in on […]

Babies Without Men: Creating Sperm From A Woman’s Bone Marrow

NOTE TO READERS: this post is a copy of the full article and discussion which can be found here- please click for the many many comments Scientists report today on the ability to create sperm from bone marrow cells.  Initially performed in men, the technique could potentially be performed in women and lead to a […]

Carnivals Galore: Grand Rounds x 2 and GeneGenie

I wanted to catch up with the recent carnivals and thank them for including docinthemachine’s posts. First was keagirl a great medblogger who writes at urostream.  This grand rounds was straight to the point and a cavalcade of posts.  Thanks for including my post on technology: is it god evil or neutral? Dr Palter from […]

DITM at Podcamp NYC

In preparation for my two new podcast projects I spent the day at Podcamp NYC- the “unconference” of podcasters.  THe idea of an unconference is that the participants script the events – or more accurately – they occur spontaneously.  There is not spposed to be formal invitees or corporate ownership but rather the players and […]

DITM 2 New Podcast Projects Close to Launch!

New Podcast Projects:  The past two weeks have been a wild ride of fun and excitement!  I have two podcast projects undergoing the final edits prior to launcing.  The first is the docinthemachine podcast focusing on the new technology and medical breakthroughts of this blog.  The second, is a major new medical education project – […]

Docinthemachine Guest Blogging at Medgadget!

I am very excited to begin guest blogging over at Medgadget!  I am sure many of you are familiar with the site.  Medgadget is a hugely popular site that reviews new medical devices.  My first post is Bionic Implants Available Today: Docinthemachine Guest Post and reviews the state of the art of current human bionics; technology […]

New Genetic Pap Smear Can Easily Diagnose Hidden Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Undiagnosed sexually transmitted diseases are a major health epidemic in the world.  Some of the worst ones have no symptoms.  The cervical cancer screening pap smear has been updated with new genetic technology to identify bioth gonorrhea and chlamydia- two of the most serious dangers. The standard pap smear is a decades old technology where […]