Curing An Inherited Form of Blindness at $425,000 Per Eye Shouldn’t be Called a Breakthrough

January 5, 2018 – A gene therapy that received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval this week is designed to restore vision to people with biallelic RPE65 mutation-associated ... Continue Reading →

Immortality is on the Agenda for Some Nobel Laureates and Billionaires Out to Make a Fast Buck

December 15, 2017 – A molecule named NAD, short for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, is a coenzyme within the cell that plays a critical role in repairing DNA. Earlier this ... Continue Reading →

Is the World Getting Better?

October 12, 2017 – Just got back from a week away with my wife, daughter, and son-in-law, visiting family in Atlanta, Georgia. Happy to say there were no mass shootings while ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →