The New England Journal of Medicine is celebrating 200 years of publishing!...
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The New England Journal of Medicine is celebrating 200 years of publishing! Here as a great historical account of how medicine has changed since the beginning of the NEJM. Getting Better
American Medical Association (AMA) visualizes interactive healthcare spending data. The data suggests that the top 1% of costliest patients accounted for 20% of spending.
Here is an inspiring talk by a Dr. Charles Limp, a hearing specialist and surgeon at Johns Hopkins. He is creating technology that might restore his patients’ ability to appreciate music after suffering drastic hearing loss.
The Lancent online has published an early update from the one of the world’s first clinical trials to use human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for human patients. The preliminary Phase I data suggests that blindness might reversible with embryonic stem cell transplants. The cells that were transplanted into patients were not actually hESCs. Instead, the [...]
A Johns Hopkins research team has shown that Google Flu Trends seems to accurately predict demand for flu-related emergency healthcare. The team tracked and reviewed the amount of patients that sought treatment for flu-like illness (as well as those that tested positive for the flu) in a Baltimore hospital and compared it with Google [...]
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a wound treatment method that seems to help the body regrow healthy, scar-free skin. Although the body has an amazing regenerative capacity, it cannot regrow completely normal, healthy skin – when wounds heal, damaged skin is replaced by scar tissue. Scar tissue is not like healthy skin. Although [...]
Here is a video from a TEDx conference in Iowa City. TED is an organization that sponsors amazing lecture series on emerging trends. Topics include medicine, art, agriculture, technology, business, and more. The “x” after TED stands for an independently organized conference in the spirit of TED, which promotes “ideas worth spreading”. The following video [...]