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 [...]
Al Jazeera does great investigative reporting on pharmaceutical fraud. This video shows a disturbing side of medicine that is intimately linked to the corporations that make drugs for patients. Unfortunately, too much information is withheld and patients end up suffering. Wistleblowers, government officials, corporations, doctors, and patients. It would be the perfect Hollywood drama – [...]
Every living creature is made up of cells that are built from molecules. Proteins, carbohydrates and lipids are families of molecules that coordinate chemistry to keep cells living and reproducing. Carbohydrates and lipids are just as important as proteins, but proteins have a more complex structure. Proteins have a problem because they are bigger than carbohydrates and lipids and contain [...]
Storify allows users to curate stories with online resources. meMedicine is now tracking mobile health @ Medicine 2.0. Is it safe? Who is using it? What should we know? Save our link so you can follow along as medicine evolves.
Forget +1. +18,000 journal were leaked on Pirate Bay this week. Pirate Bay is a torrent site that allows free downloads of all files uploaded to the site. Twitter celebrated the liberation of information. [blackbirdpie id="94042476595249153"] Greg Maxwell, if that is even his real name, uploaded the articles in protest against the academic [...]