Biological Computing is Getting Closer to Reality

January 18, 2017 – Bio-neural gel packs were featured in a number of Star Trek episodes and movies. Back in March of last year I wrote about what was then current research on ... Continue Reading →

Detecting Cancer with Liquid Biopsies

January 10, 2017 – On this date last year, Illumina, a San Diego-based company that makes the machines scientists and doctors use to sequence DNA, announced it was forming a spinoff ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Breathalyzer Not for Blood Alcohol But Rather for Disease Diagnosis

January 7, 2017 – A team at Israel Institute of Technology has built a device capable of diagnosing 17 diseases when a patient blows into it. Using gold nanoparticles and an array ... Continue Reading →

3D Printers Create Custom-Built Knees and Hips

January 1, 2017 – A number of years ago because of advancing osteoarthritis I was told I was a candidate for knee replacement surgery. Having lived with an arthritic left knee ... Continue Reading →

What Technologies Will Hold the Disruptive Keys to 2017?

December 20, 2016 – It is always fun to look ahead to the New Year and do a little bit of crystal ball forecasting. Technological innovation continues to disrupt existing paradigms ... Continue Reading →

Gene Drive: What is it? Why is the U.S. Military Concerned About it?

December 24, 2016 – Human evolution and in fact the evolution of all life on Earth is about to change because of a new technology called gene drive. It involves adding or removing ... Continue Reading →

Can Light Therapy Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

December 8, 2016 – My wife’s grandmother and mother both suffered from Alzheimer’s. My mother had Alzheimer’s. For us the specter of the disease very much haunts ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: UK Company Develops Imaging Tech That Finds Cancer in Real Time to Help Surgeons Remove It

November 2, 2016 – Lightpoint Medical is reimagining medical imaging for use in cancer surgery. The company, located in Chesham, United Kingdom, has developed imaging technology ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Chlorine Maker for 1.8 Billion Who Have Unreliable Contaminated Drinking Water

November 1, 2016 – MSR Global Health is a division Mountain Safety Research, an outdoor equipment manufacturer. The company prides itself on creating solutions built on a sustainable ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Zip Drones to Deliver Drugs in Costa Rica

October 24, 2016 – Remote villages and towns in Costa Rica will be getting prescriptions delivered to them by drones beginning next year. The program is being operated by the ... Continue Reading →