Wireless Power Activates LED Implants in Mice

Wireless Power Activates LED Implants in Mice

The vocabulary word for today is “optogenetics.” It refers to a process that uses light to control living neurons that are light-sensitive. The neurons contain photosensitive proteins, either through selective breeding or through the use of viruses that...
IBM Watson Learns to See Medical Images [video]

IBM Watson Learns to See Medical Images [video]

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then medical imaging data completely eclipses all other medical record information about a patient. With x-rays, MRI, and other digital imaging technology available to healthcare professionals, some radiologists must handle more...
NIH Seeks Comments on Health Tech Devices

NIH Seeks Comments on Health Tech Devices

During his State of the of the Union address last January, President Obama called for the launching of a Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), intended to use Big Data approaches to find new ways to treat and cure diseases “like cancer and diabetes.” The...
Google Working on Wearable Health Tech Device

Google Working on Wearable Health Tech Device

In a story published by Bloomberg last week, a Google representative revealed that the company is working on the development of a wearable Health Tech that is not intended for consumer use. Instead, the company plans to produce a product that physicians and...
Better Battery Cuts Costs [video]

Better Battery Cuts Costs [video]

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, lithium-ion batteries are possibly the worst of all battery technologies, except for all others that have been tried. They hold a lot of electricity in a small space, but they are expensive to make and are responsible for occasionally...