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Frank Boehm: Publication of our new paper “Human Brain/Cloud Interface” in Frontiers in Neuroscience

Contributors: Nuno R. B. Martins, Amara Angelica, Yuriy Svidinenko, Frank J. Boehm, Ioan Opris, Mikhail A. Lebedev, Melanie Swan, Steven A. Garan, Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld, Tad Hogg, Robert A. Freitas Jr. et al Excerpt from "Human Brain/Cloud Interface": Introduction “We’ll have nanobots that… connect our neocortex to a synthetic neocortex in the cloud… Our [...]

By |2019-04-12T14:04:39+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Which Nanobasics Should Be Taught in Medical Schools?

Abstract The progressive growth in nanotechnology approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics, especially for cancer, necessitates training physicians in nanoethics. This article explains why it is critical for medical education to include instruction in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, nanotoxicology, and nanoethics and suggests basic concepts educators can use to infuse curricula with this content. Introduction As [...]

By |2019-04-10T07:27:53+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

A mysterious infection, spanning the globe in a climate of secrecy

The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs. In May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious. The germ, [...]

By |2019-04-08T11:01:24+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Squeezed nanocrystals: A new model predicts their shape when blanketed under graphene

In a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Northeastern University, scientists have developed a model for predicting the shape of metal nanocrystals or "islands" sandwiched between or below two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene. The advance moves 2D quantum materials a step closer to applications in electronics. Ames Laboratory scientist [...]

By |2019-04-07T15:14:48+00:00April 7th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

How gene-drive technology could help eradicate malaria

Should we be prepared to change the population composition of a species in order to wipe out a disease that is a terrible burden to mankind? During a well-attended working breakfast organised by the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) on 19 March 2019, experts and citizens delved into [...]

By |2019-04-06T08:22:36+00:00April 6th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Visualizing the Healthtech Revolution

Imagine being a patient in the early 19th century, when all ailments were considered “humors” to be ejected from the body. To restore balance, various techniques such as diets, natural herbs, or bloodletting with leeches were used – the only “technology” available at the time. Even when the basic structure of modern medicine came [...]

By |2019-04-05T14:14:21+00:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Low-dose radiation therapy improves delivery of therapeutic nanoparticles to brain tumors

A new study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that radiation therapy may increase the uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by glioblastomas, raising the possibility of using both growth-factor-targeted and immune-system-based therapies against the deadly brain tumor. The team describes how pretreatment with low-dose radiation increased delivery to tumors of nanoparticles carrying small [...]

By |2019-04-04T16:34:22+00:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

How A.I. Is Finding New Cures in Old Drugs

Pharma startups like Pharnext are deploying machine learning to search for new therapeutic uses for “off patent” medications. In the elegant quiet of the café at the Church of Sweden, a narrow Gothic-style building in Midtown Manhattan, Daniel Cohen is taking a break from explaining genetics. He moves toward the creaky piano positioned near [...]

By |2019-03-27T01:41:20+00:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

“Particle robot” works as a cluster of simple units

Taking a cue from biological cells, researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and elsewhere have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks. This so-called “particle robotics” system — based on a project by MIT, Columbia Engineering, Cornell University, and Harvard University researchers — comprises [...]

By |2019-03-26T11:00:35+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

How AI Could Help Cardiologists Detect Heart Defects Without Skipping a Beat

Nearly a third of physicians will be sued at least once in their careers — most commonly for an error in diagnosis. Medical errors are also the third-leading cause of death in the United States, according to a study by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Deep learning has the potential to help doctors cut down on [...]

By |2019-03-23T03:07:14+00:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments