Posts Tagged ‘medgadget’

“Scientists at John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK managed to create Cowpea mosaic virus particles that are missing their genetic material, turning them into drug ferrying containers that may prove useful against cancer and other localized diseases.” – Micheal, Medgadget

In plain English: genetically modified viruses can possibly carry drugs one day to cells that have cancer and other dangerous diseases! Keep up the great work Brits!

“Federation of American Scientists has developed a freely downloadable video game that simulates some of the processes going on in the body. The FAS has even initiated a study to see whether kids become more receptive of the relevant concepts.” – Michael, Medgadget

Good stuff! About time, but definitely would be nicer if the graphics were enhanced a bit, had a plot and a story line 🙂 Download it here!

Well, GE has done it for us in a very nice and interactive graphic. It sure is interesting to see how the chart values change with age. Check it out here.

[hat-tip: Medgadget]

“Giulio Sbarigia, an Italian product developer, suggests this design for a portable glucometer.” – Michael, Medgadget

“GlowCap, a product of Vitality out of Cambridge, MA, is a bottle cap that reminds patients to take their meds on a regular schedule.” – Michael, Medgadget

Now this is a neat gadget that is very very useful.The cap glows when it’s time to take your meds and even transmits data to your physician for monitoring and pharmacy for re-fill if needed. Oh, and apparently they didn’t leave out social networks out of the picture!

I wish we use bottles here in Kuwait at the government pharmacies and I wish we can get such product. It will save the sick a lot of headache and make sure people stick to their medication timings. This is especially important with antibiotics.

One thing to note is, privacy! I hope the developers of this great product have thought through the security and privacy of the information while in transmission.

Now that might be a cool gadget to be on someone’s wish-list 🙂

“A student project at Stanford University has led to the development of a low cost incubator powered by boiled water. Intended for premature babies born in the poor areas of the world, the $25 device is essentially a sleeping bag with a phase change material pouch that helps regulate the internal temperature of the child’s environment.” – Michael, Medgadget

Now this is something really cool I hope to get involved with in the future. It reminds me of the one-laptop-per-child initiative. I think what these students are doing is great and I only hope that they are in this for the cause it self and not the money. Keep it up 🙂

Wicab, Inc out of Middleton, Wisconsin is developing a device that converts visual images into electrical signals that are fed to a user’s tongue via a special “lollipop”. A special electrode panel of the lollipop essentially draws images on the tongue by firing electric pulses on some of the pixels and not others, supposedly producing a feeling similar to a carbonated beverage. – Michael, Medgadget