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 →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Breathalyzer Not for Blood Alcohol But Rather for Disease Diagnosis

January 7, 2017 – A team at Israel Institute of Technology has built a device capable of diagnosing 17 diseases when a patient blows into it. Using gold nanoparticles and an array ... Continue Reading →

3D Printers Create Custom-Built Knees and Hips

January 1, 2017 – A number of years ago because of advancing osteoarthritis I was told I was a candidate for knee replacement surgery. Having lived with an arthritic left knee ... Continue Reading →

Can Light Therapy Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

December 8, 2016 – My wife’s grandmother and mother both suffered from Alzheimer’s. My mother had Alzheimer’s. For us the specter of the disease very much haunts ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: UK Company Develops Imaging Tech That Finds Cancer in Real Time to Help Surgeons Remove It

November 2, 2016 – Lightpoint Medical is reimagining medical imaging for use in cancer surgery. The company, located in Chesham, United Kingdom, has developed imaging technology ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Chlorine Maker for 1.8 Billion Who Have Unreliable Contaminated Drinking Water

November 1, 2016 – MSR Global Health is a division Mountain Safety Research, an outdoor equipment manufacturer. The company prides itself on creating solutions built on a sustainable ... Continue Reading →

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 →