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TED Talk: What I learned from going blind in space

The famous astronaut, Chris Hadfield, had a great presentation at the recent TED conference. Enjoy!

Larry Page Talks About Medical Records And Where Google Is Heading

Here is Larry Page, CEO of Google, describing the directions Google is heading at the moment including the issues of electronic medical records or artificial intelligence.

In an era when IBM Watson, the supercomputer, tries to tackle brain cancer, everything is possible:

This morning, IBM and the New York Genome Center announced a partnership to test whether Watson, the computer that won on Jeopardy, can sift through the genomes of cancer patients and help doctors pick drugs. This effort could hold the key to making DNA sequencing for cancer affordable, but there is a vast amount of work to do that will take years at a minimum.

How To Take a Moonshot Literally?

Recently, I’ve been coming across plenty of news articles and posts about the moonshot for health. It might be a coincidence but I just visited a team that is competing in the Google Lunar X Prize challenge. The Puli Space Team is based in Hungary but their moonshot is to get a probe on the moon which takes 500 meters and transmits HD video and images back to Earth.

With access to information, resources and expertise, as well as with crowdfunding now everything is literally possible.

The mission of Puli Space Technologies is to develop the new techniques required to routinely send spacecraft to the Moon, to explore new frontiers and to provide quality services for forward-thinking investors interested in commercializing space.

As the project has to be funded privately (90%), please feel free to help them through the Small Step Club.

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A new way to grow bone: TED Talk

Molly Stevens had a great TED talk about a new way to grow bone.

What does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities? Typical bone regeneration — wherein bone is taken from a patient’s hip and grafted onto damaged bone elsewhere in the body — is limited and can cause great pain just a few years after operation. In an informative talk, Molly Stevens introduces a new stem cell application that harnesses bone’s innate ability to regenerate and produces vast quantities of bone tissue painlessly.

PillCam from The Jetsons Got Approved by the FDA

The Pillcam, a swallowable tiny camera that takes a lot of pictures while it goes through the digestive system, got approved by the FDA. Do you remember The Jetsons? They predicted it many many years ago.

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And here is how it works:

Glassomics: Developing Medical Applications for Google Glass

I’ve been watching closely the developments related to the use of Google Glass in medicine. Once I wrote that start-ups focusing on Google Glass and medicine should be able to join accelerators and incubators. Fortunately, this step has been taken as Palomar Health and Qualcomm Life teamed up to build an incubator for developers called Glassomics.

Here is a video describing what Glassomics can do:

Most Popular Medical Stories of 2013: Month by Month

Just like last year, I again collected the most important and interesting news about social media, medicine and the future of healthcare; therefore here are the most popular stories from 2013 month by month.

January

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February

An example of a sensual robot.

March

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May

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June

I had a chance to wear the Google Glass. It's great but you expect more based on the promotional videos.

July

 

August

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September

 

October

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November

Guide to the Future of Medicine Infographic

December

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