Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2014-04-22 00:39
Science can give patients regenerated organs in the next five years or so. Matthew Putman, Founder and CEO of Nanotronics Imaging (http://goo.gl/6bqiXB), on the political will needed to make this a reality.
Transcript -- What Nanotronics does, we work with a lab that regenerates the esophagus. This of interesting because this was by chance, but I had esophageal cancer. I was lucky enough and had good enough oncologists and scientists working on my case that I recovered from it, but it's incredibly deadly form of cancer. With regenerative medicine you're able to actually take out part of the esophagus and replace it with a bio scaffold and seed that with stem cells so that it can regrow a new scaffold. This has been known for a long time, it's even been tried, but without the ability to do know the exact pore size and the density of how those cells will react to each other, so in other words to have nanoscale resolution it's only an idea, it's only a theoretical idea. Now this is something that's a reality. This should be also applicable to any regenerative processes like this.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-02-06 05:07
Inside of you, at all times, there are trillions of natural nano robots walking around, taking out the trash, and packaging strands of DNA. Below the calm, ordered exterior of a living organism lies a complex collection of molecular machines working together to create something greater than themselves. Physicist and author of "Life's Ratchet" Peter Hoffmann shows us the tiny city beneath the surface.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-01-30 03:50
The hospitals of the future might be drastically different than the ones we go to today. It's likely that we will no longer see things like stethoscopes and white lab coats, and we also might have supercomputers replacing doctors! Join Trace and Anthony and learn about the reasoning behind the drastic possible changes to the doctor's office that we're used to.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2014-01-08 00:14
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) The discipline and practice of medicine has a very unique way of approaching problems. Doctors use a mix of experience, intuition, evidence, and even chance to inform their clinical conclusions and decisions. In the emergency room, these decisions are being made rapidly, often with tremendous amounts of uncertainty when a lot is on the line. Dr. Jahan Fahimi explores the basis for those decisions, highlighting the sophisticated mechanisms that help doctors get it right, as well as the pitfalls and distractions that lead them astray. Series: "UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public" [1/2014] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 25800]
About the Conference
“Medicine Meets Virtual Reality” was conceived in 1991 to explore the healthcare utilization of rapidly evolving computing and communications technologies. Physicians, educators, scientists, and engineers gathered to assess how patient care and medical education could be enhanced by increasingly powerful and affordable computers and the expanding Internet. Each specialty brought its own skills and experience. By identifying and nurturing collaborative objectives, they understood that revolutionary tools could be created and existing practices transformed.
Two decades later, the curriculum has expanded beyond virtual reality to encompass a broader range of healthcare topics. The rebranded “NextMed” continues to unite experienced researchers with tomorrow’s leaders while they share current breakthroughs and strategize new directions. Their multidisciplinary expertise generates a unique perspective on what’s now and what’s next in medicine.
Who Should Attend
NextMed/MMVR is an international conference that welcomes the participation of:
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2013-11-20 06:27
Vitamin supplements are everywhere, touting that a normal food diet doesn't provide the entire nutrition we need. Supplementing with vitamins will make us healthier and will prolong our lives. But is this actually true? And could we be doing more harm than good by swallowing all these extracts each day?
Vitamin supplements: good or bad? http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/dietandnut...
"Almost one in three people in the UK take a vitamin supplement every day, according to the Food Standards Authority, while 15 per cent of us turn to high-dose supplements for a quick fix."
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: Do We Really Need Them? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...
In the United States, 40 - 50% of the men and women 50 years of age or older regularly use multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements, making the annual sales of these supplements over $11 billion.
Antioxidant supplements for prevention of gastrointestinal cancers: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sun, 2013-11-17 08:11
Every week at an NIH drug-testing lab, a robotics system performs millions of experiments faster and with greater precision than any human could. The simple goal: to find new treatments and cures. From Trials: A WSJ Special Project
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2013-10-09 03:14
Future Medicine Ltd has developed an innovative publishing portfolio to reflect the advances in postgenomic medicine and to guide best clinical practice in modern medicine. Founded in 2004, Future Medicine Ltd is a privately owned publishing company headquartered in North London. Our journals are positioned at the forefront of modern medicine and are published according to industry-leading standards of peer review, presentation, speed of publication, online functionality and author service.
Eric J. Topol, M.D., is an American cardiologist, geneticist, and researcher. Much of Topol's career was spent at the Cleveland Clinic, where he served as chairman of cardiovascular medicine and founded the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Topol was one of the first researchers to question the cardiovascular safety of rofecoxib (Vioxx), culminating in the drug's ultimate withdrawal from the market. Topol's advocacy on the subject led to what the New York Times described as an "unusually public dispute" with the Cleveland Clinic's leadership over ties between the academic institution and the pharmaceutical industry, ultimately leading to Topol's departure from the Clinic after his academic position was abolished.
Topol currently serves as Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California. He also serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Scripps Health, a professor of Translational Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute, and The Gary and Mary West Chair of Innovative Medicine. In addition, Topol is a co-founder of and serves on the Board of the West Wireless Health Institute as Vice-Chairman. He is editor-in-chief of Medscape and theheart.org. In January 2012 he published a popular book called The Creative Destruction of Medicine which examined the impact of both the genomic and wireless revolutions on the health care system. On March 26, 2013 he appeared on the Colbert Report and examined the host Stephen Colbert using several devices featured in his book.