Gizmos & Gadgets: Smartphone App to Detect Asthma, Pneumonia, and Obstructive Respiratory Distress

October 24, 2016 – ResApp Health, an Australian company aimed at commercializing research from University of Queensland, with initial funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Nano-embedded Bandage Can Heal Wounds Faster

September 30, 2016 – Researchers at Zewail City of Science and Technology in Egypt have developed a bandage for treating wounds that promotes healing faster than traditional coverings. ... Continue Reading →
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Modeling Human Diseases with Stem Cells May Preempt Them

June 28, 2016 – Using stem cells to cure metabolic diseases in humans is the goal of Professor Qiurong Ding, Institute for Nutritional Science, Shanghai, China. Ding who spoke ... Continue Reading →
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When We Die Do We Die?

June 24, 2016 – An interesting question that new research is shedding light upon, dying doesn’t necessarily suppress everything in our bodies. No we are not talking about ... Continue Reading →
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Scientists Launch Project to Synthesize Human DNA From Scratch

June 3, 2016 – It has been more than a decade-and-a-half since scientists mapped the entire human genome back in 2001. Now some have decided it is time to develop the ability ... Continue Reading →

Finding Out That There is No Such Thing as Junk DNA

June 1, 2016 – Misunderstood maybe, but no longer junk, of the 3 billion letters that spell out the human genome, 98% have remained a mystery. A mere 2% code for proteins, the ... Continue Reading →

Are We Close To a Cure for Lupus? – In Mice Yes, In Humans Maybe

May 12, 2-16 – A new mouse study done by University of Florida Gainesville researchers has published promising results fighting chronic autoimmune diseases. Their findings can ... Continue Reading →

Want to Win a Million Euros – Enter the European Commission’s Horizon Prize

April 18, 2016 – Misuse of antibiotics by healthcare providers has created an antibiotic resistance problem. In the United States each year 2 million are infected by bacteria ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Lifestyle GPS Comes to Diabetes Patients with Smartphones

April 9, 2016 – In 2014, 422 million people were diagnosed with diabetes. Global prevalence among adults 18 and over had risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5%. These statistics come ... Continue Reading →
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Crowdsourced Competition Produces Heart Disease Diagnostic Algorithm

March 31, 2016 – Two days ago I wrote about how crowdsourcing is being used to help with medical diagnoses. It, therefore, is appropriate to point out, yesterday, when the results ... Continue Reading →