Human-Animal Mutant Animal Developed: It’s Not the First!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Many reports on-line are coming out about chimeric man-sheep creatures developed. Scientists have created the world’s first human-sheep chimera – which has the body of a sheep and…

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Grand Rounds Is Up!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Grand Rounds is upat medviews - this weeks he has a very wide range of great pieces – unencumbered by themes.  I appreciate him including my post on cadaveric…

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Biotech Missteps: Would You Prefer a Synthetic Implant or One From A Human Cadaver?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Yahoo is reporting on a Lancet study of a new spinal surgery “breakthough” today – the use of a spinal disk transplant from a cadaver by Chinese doctors. …

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Bionic Friday Posts

Friday, March 23, 2007

For your enjoyment today – a collection of forward thinking docinthemachine posts about robotics and bionic humans.  Take a minute today to push your mind a decade into…

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Robotic Amoeba Created: Teens Fear Bionic Blob

Friday, March 23, 2007

Dennis Hong, of Virginia Tech College of Engineering is designing a Whole Skin Locomotion (WSL) mechanism for robots to work on much the same principle as the pseudopod…

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Better Retinal Implants for Blindness Cure Coming

Friday, March 23, 2007

I previously wrote about retinal implants that might cure blindness.  This idea is yet another in the line of machine-human implants that will first replace natural abilities –…

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If You Transfer Your Mind to Robot Which One of You is “You”?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Kurzweil and others have been forecasting the coming of the technological singularity for some time. The term, coined by Vernor Vinge, describes the creation of “humans 2.0″ when…

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The Most Life-Like Android Ever Made: Video

Friday, March 23, 2007

Meet Jules, the most life-like robot you have ever seen. The robot is programmed with the most sophisticated artificial intelligence features.  It can recognize babies vs. adults, its creator…

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Beyond Genetic & Prenatal Testing- Pre-embryo Testing – Hiding the Results From the Patient

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Woody Guthrie Died from Huntington’s Chorea Medviews (host of next weeks grand rounds) has an interesting post about the dilemmas of genetic testing for deadly diseases such as…

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Genetic Engineering Mosquitos Resistant to Malaria

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The BBC is reoprting that a new geneticaly medified mosquito has been created that is relatively reistant to malaria.  The study publsihed in PNAS reports The approach exploits…

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