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Gizmos & Gadgets: Smart Pill Bottle Glows and Chimes to Remind You to Take Medication

March 23, 2016 – For an aging population that is dependent on medications, DoseSmart combines a smart pill bottle with a smartphone application to ensure you never miss taking ... Continue Reading →
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Cicadas and Lifespans – Reflections on a Morning Walk

August 23, 2015 – I’m listening to cicadas outside my apartment window this morning. The steady high-pitched buzz saw singing that often is mistaken by those who are uninformed ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Diamandis Wants You to Bank Your Stem Cells

July 28, 2015 – If you are a regular reader of this blog then you have read about the importance of our research into stem cells and their therapeutic value. I’m even contemplating ... Continue Reading →
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Can NSAID Drugs Extend Our Human Lifespan?

December 20, 2014 – NSAIDs are anti-inflammatory drugs commonly used by us to deal with aches and pains. Whenever I have taken them all I get is a stomach ache. But for many who ... Continue Reading →
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Ten Positives to Talk About as 2014 Comes to an End

December 19, 2014 – In my last posting I presented ten disturbing statistics about our 21st century world. There are, however, signs that we humans haven’t yet succumbed ... Continue Reading →
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Remote Health Monitoring Enters the 21st Century

October 24, 2014 – Today’s guest blogger, Charlie Kimball, works for Medical Care Alert, a Michigan-based company providing home care monitoring for family members who choose ... Continue Reading →
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Possible Biomedical Breakthroughs – Ebola, Dengue, & Alzheimer’s

August 7, 2014 -If there is one field in science and technology that is seeing demonstrable advances in the last two decades, it is biomedicine. The unlocking of the genome and advances ... Continue Reading →
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Interesting Biomedical Advances Announced in the Past Ten Days

July 31, 2014 – A universal blood test to rule out or confirm cancer in patients has been developed by British researchers. A vaccine to prevent malaria, developed by GlaxoSmithKline ... Continue Reading →
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Biomedicine Update: The Human Brain Project is All Systems Go

The 21st century is the century of the brain according to scientists and researchers from 135 institutions around the globe who have launched the Human Brain Project this week. Their ... Continue Reading →
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Robotics Update: A Perfect Topic for Labor Day

In Canada we spell it Labour Day but for my American readers I have dropped the “u” on this occasion. It would seem that robotics is a good topic for this first Monday in ... Continue Reading →