Xenotransplants, Gene Manipulation, and Organ Regeneration: Who Will Win Out in This New Medical Space Race?

August 15, 2017 – I took a short leave from this blog site to attend a dear family friend’s wedding event in Cleveland over the weekend. My friend is a transplant surgeon. ... Continue Reading →

Gene Altering Technique Used to Correct Congenital Heart Disease

August 7, 2017 – When my daughter was born back in 1984 she came into the world with a faulty heart. She had what is defined as a congenital (as in born with) disease that could ... Continue Reading →

Novel Biomedical Uses for Robots

July 26, 2017 – Robots are finding their way into medical practice in many ways. Here are two innovations, one already in use to make current procedures safer, and the other presenting ... Continue Reading →

A Spark Ignites a Genetic Cure for Haemophilia

July 1, 2017 – It is Canada’s 150th birthday today. The country founded on July 1st, 1867 represented the first peaceful creation of a self-governing “dominion” ... Continue Reading →

Will We Still Be Human in Another Hundred Years?

June 7, 2017 – Evolution and technological innovation are at a crossroads for our species here in the 21st century. We, through natural processes, have developed big brains. Those ... Continue Reading →

How the Robot Revolution Is Changing the Workplace and Creating New Jobs and Career Paths

May 31, 2017 – Roy Rasmussen, has been a guest contributor to 21st Century Tech Blog on five previous occasions. He is a coauthor of Publishing for Publicity, a freelance copywriter, ... Continue Reading →

The Key to Space Colonization Lies in Altering our DNA or Merging our Sentience with Machine Technology

May 20, 2017 – Back in April of 2014 I posted musings about altering humans to make us compatible with the harsh reality of Mars and other places we attempt to colonize beyond ... Continue Reading →

The God Cell: The Story of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Part 3

May 9, 2017 – A few weeks ago I attended a seminar at one of Toronto’s preeminent hospitals. The speaker opened with a statement that humanity was on the threshold of a ... Continue Reading →

Diseases Trapped in Permafrost and Climate Change – Is There a Problem?

May 7, 2017 – In August of 2016, in the Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, a young boy suddenly took sick along with 40 other people. He eventually died and the pathology report indicated ... Continue Reading →

Bioprinting Cartilage Becoming a Reality

May 1, 2017 – I have less than 10% of my original cartilage mass in my left knee. It looks a bit like the xray images of a knee joint you see below. So you can imagine how interested ... Continue Reading →