Archive for the ‘Medicine’ Category

Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks

In Enhancement, Medicine, Neuro, Policy, regulation, Robotics, Science and Technology on June 11, 2013 at 1:33 am

Wolbring, Gregor Diep, Lucy; Yumakulov, Sophya; Ball, Natalie; Yergens, Dean (2013) Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks

Technologies 2013, 1(1), 3-25


This article also has a supplementary file which is important as it has most of the qualitative data

Nano-scale Drug Delivery Developed For Chemotherapy

In Medicine, nano, Nanoscale on November 4, 2009 at 12:40 am

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Lab-created skin helps wounds heal

In Medicine, Regenerative Medicine on November 4, 2009 at 12:37 am

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Study into sunscreen’s link to Alzheimer’s

In Health, Medicine, nano, Nanoscale on November 4, 2009 at 12:26 am

Scientists are to investigate whether human-engineered nanoparticles which are found in sunscreen have any links with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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Automated tissue engineering on demand

In Medicine on May 19, 2009 at 12:25 am

Skin from a factory – this has long been the dream of pharmacologists, chemists and doctors. Research has an urgent need for large quantities of ‘skin models’, which can be used to determine if products such as creams and soaps, cleaning agents, medicines and adhesive bandages are compatible with skin, or if they instead will lead to irritation or allergic reactions for the consumer. Such test results are seen as more meaningful than those from animal experiments, and can even make such experiments largely superfluous.

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Canada to Require Companies to Report Quantity, Usage, Toxicity of Nanomaterials

In Health, Law, Medicine, Nanoscale, NBICS on January 29, 2009 at 5:17 am

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Tetraplegic demostrates a prototype BCI recording cap

In Cogno, Computer, Enhancement, Medicine, Science and Technology on January 29, 2009 at 5:09 am

UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 1 | Jan. 8, 2009
Directing Objects With Your Mind
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Scientists Identify Genes for brain development

In Ableism, Enhancement, Genes, Genetic, Governance, Health, Law, Medicine, Neuro on July 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm

see here the academic paper

and here a write up on it

interestingly the write up title is

Scientists Identify Genes that Could Turn Ordinary People into Supergeniuses (or Mindless Drones)

What sort of coverage: Amputees fight caps in coverage for prosthetics

In Ableism, Bionic, Disabled People, Governance, Health, Law, Medicine on June 10, 2008 at 6:29 pm

By Dave Gram, Associated Press

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – After bone cancer forced the amputation of her
right leg below the knee, Eileen Casey got even more bad news: Her
insurer told her that she had spent her $10,000 lifetime coverage limit
on her temporary limb and that the company wouldn’t pay for a permanent
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Question: One the one hand society promotes a body image and a social environment that seems to make legs essential 9most places are still not set up for non leg modes of movements)and on the other hand they are not willing to enable one to have the legs.
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Virtual biopsy can tell whether colon polyp is benign without removal

In e-health, Health, Medicine, Sensor on May 26, 2008 at 2:29 pm

A probe so sensitive that it can tell whether or not a cell living within the human body is veering towards cancer development may revolutionize how future colonoscopies are done, say researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Cell ‘organs’ get plastic upgrades

In Enhancement, Health, Medicine on May 26, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , Human cells could have their metabolisms upgraded without altering their genes by inserting tiny plastic packages of enzymes, Swiss researchers have shown. They hope the technique could allow advanced cancer therapies, or even upgrade a person’s metabolism.

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Metal Rubber

In Bionic, Health, Information Technology, Medicine on May 24, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Chemists Create Self-assembling Conductive Rubber

Uses of metal rubber include bendy, electrically charged aircraft wings, artificial muscles and wearable computers.

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Fluorescent Nano-barcodes Could Revolutionize Diagnostics

In e-health, Health, Medicine, nano, Nanoscale, Telehealth on May 24, 2008 at 10:50 pm

A new technology with research and clinical application including the early detection of disease has been invented and developed by University of Queensland researchers.
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