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Precision medicine is much more than genetics

September 30th, 2015 at 10:12 pm » Comments Off

Ricki Lewis, PhD: When President Obama uttered the words “Precision Medicine” in the state-of-the-union address, I scoffed at a politician’s finally noticing a field that’s been around for decades: medical genetics. Was it another case of rebranding, as chemistry has morphed into nanotech? But the definition of Precision Medicine that has emerged is, well, precise: […]

High school suicide attempts can be cut by 23% with regular exercise: Study

September 30th, 2015 at 9:31 pm » Comments Off

A new study has found that regular exercise for high school students can reduce suicide by 23%.  Exercise had a beneficial effect on both suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.

MoveMor Lower Body Trainer is the first-ever multi-directional resistance system

September 28th, 2015 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer is the first-ever multi-directional resistance system that provides gentle strengthening of hips, knees, ankles and feet for better physical function and falls reduction. MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will […]

Making connections at work matters in the ‘age of loneliness’

September 25th, 2015 at 2:55 pm » Comments Off

We all would like to avoid that feeling of loneliness. Research shows it’s terrible for our health; it diminishes cognitive performance and the immune system, increases the risk of heart disease and dementia and hastens early death. And the psychological effects are just as bad; studies show that people need strong social connections to feel happy and find […]

IBM’s Watson is finally getting closer to becoming your doctor

September 23rd, 2015 at 6:28 pm » Comments Off

IBM’s Watson can beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy, tell you about your city, and dream up recipes for delectable delicacies. Watson is now doing something even more important than all previous capabilities combined — it’s finally getting closer to becoming your doctor.

Innovation in Medicine through tiny sensors

September 11th, 2015 at 6:04 pm » Comments Off

A professor of ophthalmology at the University of California San Francisco, Sretavan treats nerve damage related to glaucoma, a disease that’s the leading cause of irreversible blindness. It affects approximately 70 million people worldwide. Glaucoma is a complex eye disease without a direct cause. Physicians measure pressure inside the eye to assess glaucoma risk. But […]

Bluetooth 5.0?

September 10th, 2015 at 3:51 pm » Comments Off

A team of researchers working out of the University of California, San Diego announced Tuesday that they had developed a proof-of-concept wireless transmission system that is both more efficient and more secure than Bluetooth. It works by sending data signals through your body’s natural magnetic field instead of over the air and could lead to a new […]

Scientists develop a brain-computer interface for controlling an exoskeleton

August 28th, 2015 at 6:34 pm » Comments Off

Korea University and TU Berlin scientists have developed a brain-computer interface (BCI) for a lower limb exoskeleton used for gait assistance by decoding specific signals from the user’s brain.

New discovery of vessels linking the brain to the immune system

August 14th, 2015 at 7:18 pm » Comments Off

New research has found that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The finding means the textbooks will have to be rewritten.  

Uber is being credited with the decline in California drunk driving deaths

August 13th, 2015 at 4:28 pm » Comments Off

Uber along with  Mothers Against Drunk Driving released a study earlier this year taking credit for a decline in drunken driving-related car crashes among drivers under 30. It was called out for not producing enough evidence to make the connection.