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

Friday, April 13, 2007

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…

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

Friday, April 13, 2007

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…

Carnivals Galore: Grand Rounds x 2 and GeneGenie

Thursday, April 12, 2007

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…

DITM at Podcamp NYC

Thursday, April 12, 2007

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…

DITM 2 New Podcast Projects Close to Launch!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

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. …

Docinthemachine Guest Blogging at Medgadget!

Friday, March 30, 2007

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…

New Genetic Pap Smear Can Easily Diagnose Hidden Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

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…

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…

FDA Warns About All Natural Products- With All Natural Arsenic

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Everyone is jumping on the natural product and herbal bandwagon.  What many don’t know is that all-natural is often far from all-safe.  Almost all of these producs remain…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

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 –…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Big Med-Industry Courts Med-Bloggers

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Beppe in NYC Now I have seen it all.  Old school med-industy came to NYC a-courtin’ new school med-bloggers last night.  I was invited to a dinner at…

Docinthemachine Guest Blogging on Lifeboat Foundation Blog

Thursday, March 15, 2007

 I am honored and excited to have been invited to guest blog on the Lifeboat Foundation Blog.  My first post is on the new DARPA 2007 focus plan and…

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Is Technology Good, Evil, or Neutral?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Technology is neither good nor evil, it’s the use that crosses the moral boundaries. As technology is leaping forward an unprecedented pace, this old question is more pressing…

Grand Rounds Vol. 3.25 is Up!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Grand Rounds 3.25 is up over at Scienceroll.  A gret blog I have mentioned before it is run by Bertalan Meskó, a Hungarian Medical Student wit a passion for…

Japanese Cultural Society: How to Eat Sushi Etiquette – Sunday Fun Post 2

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Continuing in the Sunday Fun Posts from Fans in Japan.  This one is from the “Japan Culture Lab” on How to Eat Sushi- All the Japanese etiquette you…

Weird Batman-Caped Japanese Octopus: Sunday Fun Post 1

Sunday, March 11, 2007

For all the DITM fans visiting here over the weekend, I wanted to give you a few fun posts. I have been having a lot of correspondence lately…

Future Vision in Surgery: Let the Podcasts Begin!

Friday, March 9, 2007

Here it is folks, docinthemachine’s first podcast to play on the site.  This piece is near and dear to my heart.  The Topic is “Future Vision” – and it’s…

New Drugs Enhance Performance, Eliminate Need to Sleep

Friday, March 9, 2007

this stuff makes crank look like candy Gizmag reports on the further evolution of no-sleep performance enhancing drugs. The original version of these substances was the “time-shifting” drug, Modafinil that…

Coming Soon to DITM!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

I have added a bunch of features to the site and would love your feedback if they enhance the experience or are just a royal pain in the…

Fall Back, Spring Forward- AND DIE!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

 A pair of advisories from the FDA warns patients that the new daylight savings time calendar could kill you! FDA warns If you have any medical equipment that…

FDA to Increase Drug Surveillance & Public Information in New Programs

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

FDA reform continues in new programs to track drug safety and share data with the public. The FDA has a three part mission but has been criticized in…

Grand Rounds 3:24 is Up

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Kudos to Gruntdoc the first 4 time grand rounds host.  Plus its a good one.  60 submissions, no theme, but tightly organized and wide reaching.  Love it.  Thanks…

Video Fest of Brain-Computer Links & Control

Monday, March 5, 2007

  I have written before on direct brain-computer interfaces such as the monkey brain controlled robot arm, a woman with a robotic brain controlled limb, soldiers with brain…

Exclusive New Video of Prize Winning X-Ray Surgery Vision System

Monday, March 5, 2007

Another exclusive docinthemachine first. Here is a link to view the prize winning video of my research on the development of an autofluorescent endoscopy system. The details of…

Kodak Patents Swallowable RFID Chips

Thursday, March 1, 2007

RFID chips       he Eastman Kodak Company, with so much technological imaging expertise in Rochester but plummeting demand for photographic film, continues to diversify its R&D.  They…

New 3D Vapor Displays- OR Versions to Come

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Engadget reports on IO2 Displays new M3 Heliodisplay system.  I have written before on these systems and played with them a bit (here is a video of my…

Remote Controlled Flying Rats

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Danger Room reports an English People’s Daily article on Chinese scientists success at controlling the flight of pigeons with brain implants.  I have written before on direct brain-computer interfaces such…

Books 1.0- Problems With New Technology

Sunday, February 18, 2007

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Forget Pills- Let Drugs Trickle Out Your Teeth!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Gizmag reports of a new dental drug resevoir devivery system.  Interesting. a dental prosthesis capable of releasing accurate dosages into the mucous membranes in the mouth. As it…

New 3-wheel Hybrid Vehicle- motorcycle killer carver?

Friday, February 16, 2007

  This is bit off-topic for me but piqued my curisoity.  The Venture is  a step closer to hitting the US shores.  It’s also backed by BMW which…

Flawed Research: The Hidden Weakness of Peer Review & More Falsified Stem Cells

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The point of this post is not about stem cell research it is about flaws in the peer review process.  However, I need to start with a little…

3 New Approvals from the FDA

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The FDA has announced 2 new device approvals (and one bonus end the end of the post).  All of these are pretty straight-forward in their uses so I’ll be…

DARPA 2007 Pt2: Major Achievements, Future Plans, & Medical Benefits

Saturday, February 10, 2007

As I previously reported, DARPA has announced its strategic plan for 2007.  In this part 2 of my analysis of what their future will bring us, I will…

Matrix Bullet-Time Slow Motion Camera

Friday, February 9, 2007

“Bullet time is a broken rule of the matrix that lets the one and the agents dodge bullets” Nova Sensors has developed an ultra high speed camera for…

DARPA Releases Strategic Plan 2007

Friday, February 9, 2007

DARPA (the defense advanced research projects agency) has released its 2007 strategic plan.  This magnum opus of military future tech neatly lays out the priorities and plans for this…

Docinthemachine Welcome Back Posting Again!

Friday, February 9, 2007

Thanks to all the loyal readers who have been going through a bit of DITM withdrawal.  The last few weeks were a bit over the top insanely busy. …

Grand Rounds is Up!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

This weeks Grand Round is up at signout, a site run by a medical intern (a flea and a tern to those in the ‘biz) with lots of…

Bionic Borg Cat Eye Implant Holds Promise For Blindness Cure

Monday, January 22, 2007

Biohacking, or the idea artificially enhancing biology is a hot topic.  There is even a whole blog devoted to it.  A story just hit the wires about a series…

2006 Medblog Awards Announced- Docinthemachine Receives Special Judges Recognition

Monday, January 22, 2007

Once of my favorite blogs Medgadget has announced the winners of the 2006 Medical Blog awards.  If you see some unfamiliar names check all the finalist blogs out. …

Gesture Control: For the Surgeon and the iPhone

Monday, January 22, 2007

Engadget reports on how Apple snapped up 2 hot engineers responsible for the Fingerworks device.  This was an anazing device that pushed the envelope of computer gesture control…

New Swallowable Pillcam Aims to Sniff not Just Look

Monday, January 22, 2007

I have written a lot about the coming radical transformation of medicine where traditional surgery will be replaced by remote sensing and interventional devices. You can read background about…

Lifeboat Foundation Begins Blog

Monday, January 22, 2007

  I was excited to see the announcement that the Lifeboat Foundation has started a blog which can be found here.  There frst posts incude some excellent commentary on…