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'Breast On A Chip' Will Test Nanomedical Detection & Treatment Options For Breast Cancer

Purdue University researchers have accomplished a major milestone in the engineering of a micro-model for breast cancer research.  The slide-size model has been dubbed "breast on-a-chip" for its replication of the branching of the mammary duct system, where most breast cancers occur.

 

Alzheimer's Patients Could Be Diagnosed Much Earlier

The presence of beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients has generally been assessed by autopsy.  But a new contrast agent from Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, called florbetapir, has recently proved successful in helping radiologists identify the plaques in living patients through PET scans.

Is Social Media Stocks An End-Run Around The Securities Exchange Commission?

Social media stock that you can purchase before a social network goes public has become the hot ticket in social media circles. In my post, "Social Media Stock Market Don't Need No Stinkin' IPOs," I noted several financial vehicles that sell these types of stocks direct to pubic, while they are still private companies. However none have caught as much flack as the Goldman-Sachs-Facebook deal.

Cool Boomer... A Fresh Seat At The Bathtub By Etac

If you or someone you love needs help getting in and out of the bath, look no further than this sturdy bath tub seat that also serves as a transfer board: the Etac Fresh.

Headlines Attack Anti-Inflammatory Drugs But Data Is 'Homogenized'

Last week's reports about Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) creating higher risks for stroke and heart disease might have been a bit more balanced.

Lights At Night Increase Risks For Disease

Melatonin is a hormone that has many functions.  Produced at night by the pineal gland, it regulates the sleep-wake cycle, body temperature, blood pressure, and glucose tolerance; lack of melatonin can create serious medical problems.

 

Sex Hormone Links Coffee Drinking & Reduced Risk For Diabetes

Coffee drinking has been shown to impact risk for type 2 diabetes inversely in several of the latest studies.  Now, epidemiologists at UCLA have discovered how the two are connected?  It's a sex hormone!

Pac-Man Pastry From Circle K Japan Celebrates 30 Years Of Video Gaming

Hungry for some hot arcade game action? You're 30 years too late on the latter but Japan's Circle K Sunkus convenience stores have got a little something to satisfy the former.

Cool Boomer... The Omhu Cane, A Walking Stick With Attitude!

I'm not rushing anything, but when I need a cane, I want an Omhu cane.  Not a plain ash, meld-into-the-background cane, but a bright, spirited, boomer cane that's right in your face.

The Faster You Walk, The Longer You'll Live, Says New Study

Walking fast doesn't just help you lose weight, it's a major factor in longevity.

Diabetes Diagnosed With Breathalyzer Test

A new breakthrough in breathalyzer diagnostics has proven to be 100 times more powerful at detecting the biomarkers of disease than former technologies....

Skype To Join China's Internet Graveyard Of Facebook, Flickr, YouTube & Google?

The Great Firewall of China is alive and well as companies like Google have been forced to relocate its operations to Hong Kong, and movers and shakers like Mark Zuckerberg while allowed to tour the country - is saddled with his social network being sequestered in "404 Not Found Territory" on China's Internet. But what about Skype - the Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) provider? Surely, China's Big Brother doesn't want to censor phone calls, as well?

The Password Vault: More Stuff You Don't Have To Remember

Albert Einstein rhetorically questioned, "Why should I remember anything when I can just look it up?" Now there was a man after my own heart. And here is a gadget after my own heart too: the Password Vault.

Researchers Hope To Control Obesity Through Fecal Transplants

If you think you've accidentally stumbled onto April Fools' Day, let me assure you, you haven't.  The hypothesis that a fecal transplant can help control obesity is not so far-fetched, as previous studies indicate that the treatment just needs a bit of tweaking....

Google Digests Travel Software To Fatten Its Travel Search Portal

Back in April, I speculated that Google would acquire ITA Software, the meta-search technology that drives online travel agents (OTAs) in addition to Bing Travel, and could throw a monkey-wrench into how online search would function going forward. In my post, titled, "Google & ITA Software Could Be Game Changers for OTAs. . ." I noted industry sources that predicted the buying price could go as high as US $1 billion.

A Heart Sling May Reduce Need For Open Heart Surgery: The BACE Device

...BACE is an implanted device that is not invasive to the heart, but fits around it like a sling - a tension band with 'weights' that provides the extra support the mitral valve needs to close properly and to keep blood from regurgitating back into the heart.

Social Media's Person Of The Year Networks In '404 Not Found' Territory

Chinese netizens poke fun at the spectacle of Mark Zuckerberg being greeted in a country that bans his Web site. The government's welcoming banner auspiciously reads: Warm welcome to China - the founder of the website '404 Not found.' For a man lauded recently by Time Magazine and whose life is portrayed in an award-winning movie, what motivated the CEO of Facebook to visit the land of the dragon?

It's Been Leaked Social Media Acronyms Are Being Re-Defined

Our world was full of acronyms even before social media came onto the scene. In business, someone could be SOL because he was in deep water with his boss. Or a member of the military might be AWOL for taking too much time off for R&R and didn't CYA. But today, acronyms of all sorts have popped into our lexicon as the result of smartphones and Twitter -  where it became even more important to find quicker ways to communicate with a limited number of characters for a tweet or text message.

Social Media Search Targets Quality Followers Similar To Quality Links

"Garbage in, Garbage Out" is an old saw used in the last century that implied inputting faulty data would only produce a output of flawed results. Google countered this paradigm in the early days when developing one its signals for its search algorithm - namely link building - and those that chose to game the system by amassing large number of links to achieve higher search rankings.

MedCottage: Pop-Up Medical Home For Senior Care

When senior care falls to family members, it can be challenging for everyone involved due to a lack of privacy for both the senior and their family, and the fact that a family caregiver is constantly worried about their well-being. One business has created a solution to this, adopting a current trend but taking it in a new direction.