Category Archives: Medical

A category of articles I’ve read that relate to various types of medical procedures.

Glowing Cats Shed Light on AIDS

While the title is a bit of an iffy pun this article from BBC News is much more scientific than it sounds. Scientists have inserted a gene into cats that help them resist the feline form of AIDS. While they … Continue reading

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Growing Muscle Tissue

This is a cool story about research out of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Researchers have found a way to grow muscle tissue and blood vessels in a uniform direction. This may not seem like a big deal, … Continue reading

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Temporary Electronic Tattoos

This is an article that speaks to the kid somewhere inside us all. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new use for a novel technology I was always excited about as a kid. They have taken polyvinyl … Continue reading

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Medical Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

This story is kind of scary for the future of medical devices. As technology gets incorporated into our daily lives and our bodies more and more hackers will ultimately get curious and decide to see what they can get control … Continue reading

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Optical Fiber Bandages Watch Wounds

The title of this post says a lot about this article, but it’s definitely an interesting read. Biomedical Engineers in Switzerland have developed an optical fiber with an acid sensitive coating that they are able to use in monitoring wound … Continue reading

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