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 →

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 →

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 →

Rather Than Man-Eating, Sharks Could be Brain Saving

January 26, 2017 – A Danish pharmaceutical company is using shark antibodies to cross the blood-brain barrier. Not familiar with the subject? It is a membrane that separates the ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Insulin Smart Patch Replaces Finger Pricks and Shots for Diabetics

January 23, 2017 – On January 4th an article entitled, “H2O2-Responsive Vesicles Integrated with Transcutaneous Patches for Glucose-Mediated Insulin Delivery“ appeared ... Continue Reading →

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 →