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: 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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Gizmos & Gadgets: Diabetics Get Finger Prick and Injection Reprieve

March 22, 2016 – Seoul National University researchers in Korea, working with MC10, a Massachusetts electronics company, have developed a skin patch that reads blood glucose levels ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Shares His Top 10 Technology Breakthrough Picks for 2015

December 31, 2015 – It is the last day of this year and I thought I would share with you the latest email blast from Peter Diamandis. Peter and his team of prognosticators and ... Continue Reading →

Canada Launches 15 Million Dollar Disruptive Innovation in Genomics Competition

October 25, 2015 – A new competition aimed at disruptive innovation leading to new market opportunities has been launched by Genome Canada. The competition has been developed ... Continue Reading →
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Genomics Key to Defeating Orphan Diseases

October 8, 2015 – In the past five years 33% of all new medicines approved by the American Food and Drug Administration have focused on rare disorders often called “orphan ... Continue Reading →

Peanut Allergy Breakthrough May End This Phenomenon

June 24, 2015 – When I was a child I didn’t know anyone with a peanut allergy. At school peanut butter and jam sandwiches were standard fare for lunches. But something happened ... Continue Reading →

Take Viagra to Fight Malaria – Are You Kidding?

June 8, 2015 – A new study appearing in the journal PLOS Pathogens last month demonstrates that the drug sildenafil, known popularly as Viagra, could prevent malaria transmission. Why? Because ... Continue Reading →
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Curing Malaria – New Compound Cures with a Single Dose

December 8, 2014 – A collaborative research team led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, announced on December 5th that it had developed an anti-malarial ... Continue Reading →