The God Cell: The Story of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Part 1

April 27, 2017 – We haven’t known about stem cells, which some refer to as the god cell, for very long. A paper in Nature, published in February of 1963, described a type ... Continue Reading →

3D Printing May Save Arthritic Knees

April 24, 2017 – Duke University researchers have published the results of recent work they have done with low-cost 3D printers to create hydrogels that can act like cartilage ... Continue Reading →

First Malaria Vaccine to be Introduced in Three African Countries in 2018

April 24, 2017 – The news that a malaria vaccine is ready to be administered to the public in areas prone to the disease is exciting but there are some limitations in its present ... Continue Reading →

Can AI Beat a Trained Medical Professional in Predicting Heart Attacks?

April 16, 2017 – A vascular surgeon at Stanford University in California recently stated, “I can’t stress enough…how much I really hope that doctors start to ... Continue Reading →

Synthetic Life – Humanity on the Brink of a Biological and Material Revolution

April 9, 2017 – “Life itself is becoming programmable,” states Bryan Johnson, a member of a venture capital fund that is investing in companies pursuing the creation ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Smart Glasses May Mean Never Having to Change Your Prescription Lenses

April 2, 2017 – The prototype isn’t pretty to look at, but the idea of reading and longer vision glasses that adjust their focus is appealing to someone like me who wears ... Continue Reading →

The Challenge of the 21st Century – Reflections on 2,000 Postings to this Blog Site

March 28, 2017 – It has been seven years of writing, this journey of mine. Today marks the 2,000th entry to the site which I began back in October of 2009. I’ve enjoyed ... Continue Reading →

Brain Has 100 Times More Computational Capacity Than We Thought Reports UCLA Study

March 13, 2017 – Mayank Mehta, a UCLA neurophysicist, says that our brains don’t work like conventional computers. In a new study, he notes that previous beliefs that neurons ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Stanford Chemists Invent Stretchable Electronics

March 13, 2017 – Chemical engineers at Stanford University have created soft, flexible plastic electrodes that can be stretched like a rubber band while maintaining the integrity ... Continue Reading →

Can Genetic Engineering Cure Sickle Cell Anemia?

March 6, 2017 – In the March 2nd edition of The New England Journal of Medicine, an article entitled, Gene Therapy in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease, describes the use of ... Continue Reading →