Archive for March, 2008

Brain activation stimulated by listening to the B-52s

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Believe it or Don’t – Researchers at Stanford have identified a specific pattern of brain activation stiumlated by listening to the B 52s: http://rocknrollfriends.blogspot.com/2008/02/hurry-up-and-bring-your-cat-scan-money.html Here are some clips from their new album: http://www.myspace.com/theb52s Now go scan thyself …

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Online network delivers specialty-focused emails to subscribing clinicians

| March 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal (3/25, D7, Rubenstein) reports that "a nonprofit group called the iHealth Alliance is launching an online network that will email alerts to doctors who sign up" about specialty-focused "significant drug-label changes, warnings, and recalls," as well as public health emergency and bioterrorism alerts. After receiving an initial email, clinicians "will get […]

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Olympus OnSite Truck

| March 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

I had an opportunity yesterday to take a tour and view the Nanozoomer at a recent health fair at my insitution on the Olympus Onsite delivery system.  I might be the last person in this space to see this but it is worth checking out when it comes to a site near you!  A link […]

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Near-infrared light may help detect microscopic signs of Alzheimer’s disease in brain tissue

| March 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

        The UPI (3/18) reports that "[n]ear-infrared light may help detect microscopic signs of Alzheimer’s disease in brain tissue," according to a study published in the journal Optics Letters. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Research "showed that as the microscopic plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease accumulate, the optical properties of […]

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Researcher Issued Patent for Virtual Telemicroscope

| March 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

Newswise — After nearly ten years of research and development, scientists at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and Peking University in Beijing were awarded a United States patent for their virtual telemicroscope. This patented software permits off-site pathologists to diagnose cancer or other diseases in patients living in remote locations around the world. Virginia […]

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A Camera with 12,616 Lenses

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

STANFORD, Calif., March 19, 2008 — A digital camera is being developed with 12,616 microlenses — each in effect a tiny camera — that can take photos in a kind of super 3-D for potential use in facial recognition, biological imaging, and 3-D printing, among other applications. Electronics researchers at Stanford University, led by electrical […]

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Funding for Online Health Applications

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

The “Microsoft HealthVault be Well Fund” is going to help academic and research health organizations create innovative online health applications for patients. These applications should use shared health data and connected home health devices to improve positive health outcomes for patients. An RFP has been issued to open new and innovative avenues for research and […]

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Surgeons remove, reinsert multiple organs in patient with cancerous tumor

| March 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

The CBS Evening News (3/24, story 10, 2:00, Smith) reported on "a ground breaking 15-hour surgery" performed by Dr. Tomoaki Kato and a team at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The physicians operated on a cancer patient’s "abdomen like the hood of a car and took out the entire engine, her stomach, pancreas, […]

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Researchers use MRI to non-invasively characterize tumors

| March 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Science Daily (3/24) reported that researchers at the University of California-San Diego’s School of Medicine "have shown that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology has the potential to non-invasively characterize tumors and determine which of them may be responsive to specific forms of treatment, based on their specific molecular properties." To do this, Michael Kuo, M.D., […]

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Mayo Clinic Facebook logs on

| March 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

This will go in for Medicine 2.0 but interesting concept — By Jeff Hansel, Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN  In the old days, patients came to Rochester from far and wide as the reputation of Mayo Clinic grew by word of mouth. Clinic officials want to continue that positive-word-of-mouth grapevine, but with a modern-day twist, says Lee […]

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Half of U.S. doctors mum about incompetence: survey

| March 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

Nearly half of all U.S. doctors fail to report incompetent or unethical colleagues, even though they agree that such mistakes should be reported, researchers said on Monday. They found that 46 percent of physicians surveyed admitted they knew of a serious medical error that had been made but did not tell authorities about it. "There […]

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Medicine 2.0

| March 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

I have mentioned scienceroll.com here previously and the site continues to receive aclaim with its host, Berci Mesko also maintains the medicine portals on Wikipedia.  He also directs Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival.  This blog will host the 22nd edition on April 13.  I am also interested in others willing to serve as guest contributors on […]

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Health texting is becoming more common in the U.S.

| March 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal previously reported (11/20, D1, Zimmerman) reports that Americans’ use of text-messaging services to obtain health information is increasing. This method "is fast, cheap and private.  Unlike voice mail, it is easier to recall and easier to respond to.  And unlike email, it doesn’t require a BlackBerry or other email device when […]

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InfoLogix In Wireless Healthcare Deal With Dell

| March 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

InfoLogix, a specialist provider of enterprise mobility solutions for the healthcare and commercial industries, announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Dell which significantly expands the scope of InfoLogix solutions that Dell will offer to its healthcare customers in the United States. Capitalizing on InfoLogix’s strength as a provider of enterprise mobility […]

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