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New Biological Clock Just Might Help Us Turn Our Clocks Back

Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),  has invented a new biological clock that accurately keeps time of nearly all tissues in the human body and how fast they age.  His clock helps us understand not only how we age, but how our biological clocks can be turned back.

Google Glass Will Revolutionize Medicine And Advance Healthcare Worldwide

When the news first leaked about Google Glass a few years ago, it was pretty hard to imagine that such a device would turn out to be more than an entertaining gadget.  But now that Google Glass is being tested by prospective users, medical professionals are taking the device very seriously and, if you become a patient needing heavy-duty medical care, you will be taking it seriously too.

New Cataract Treatment Will Involve Robots

There's a new treatment for cataracts on the way, thanks to BIOLASE and Auris Surgical Robotics. The two organizations have just announced the formation of a partnership which will culminate in the completion of a new robot designed for ophthamalogical surgery.

Multi-Vitamins May Reduce Risk Of Dying From Invasive Breast Cancer

A new study of the data from two sections of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), published online in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, looks at the possible effects of multivitamins and minerals on the survival rates of women with invasive breast cancer....


Simple Test May Diagnose Alzheimer's Early: Sniffing Peanut Butter

A graduate student at the University of Florida's McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste, Jennifer Stamps, designed a very simple test to support the determination of Alzheimer's disease (AD) - a smell test involving peanut butter.  If further experimentation is successful, the smell test just might prove to be the holy grail for an inexpensive preliminary diagnostic tool for AD.

Next-Generation Paper Cups Resist Heat & Acidity, Won't Release Plasticizers

A new type of paper cup developed in Taiwan not only stands up to high temperatures, acids and alkaline solutions, it does so without releasing dangerous plasticizers into the liquids it holds. Your double half-caf venti low-fat mochaccino just got healthier!

Blizzident Custom Made Toothbrush: Buy It Because You Can

I usually write about innovations I think are really cool.  The Blizzident is cool, but not the kind of cool I'd like to own.  It's cool as in very weird.  I mean look at it. Cornelius in Planet of the Apes rejected this set of chompers because even ape men don't have such hairy teeth.  In fact, the Blizzident is a custom toothbrush, not a set of false teeth, although I bet you'd be a hit wearing it on Halloween. 

 

Intensive Care: Enter With Your Wits, Leave With Dementia

You may have noticed that when a relative or friend is hopitalized for a heart attack, respiratory failure, serious infection, or any serious illness that impacts the body's vital organs, they may return home somewhat mentally diminished. They may seem foggy or confused, they don't remember familiar people, or they have difficulty making simple decisions. Your relative or friend is not alone.

Twitter's IPO Shutdown, Result of Government Shutdown Or 17-Year Cycle?

While the Twitterati waited with heightened anticipation for its beloved social network to file its public offering (IPO) papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this past week, it appears the microblogging site just became additional collateral damage as a direct result of the Federal Government's shutdown.

Billionaire Paul Allen Founds The Allen Institute Of Artificial Intelligence

Paul Allen - "The Idea Man" - has some lofty ideas brewing. The Microsoft co-founder's latest venture is an institute which he hopes will expand the frontiers of artificial intelligence; this will also help him to explore his own fascination with the human mind.

A worthy cause, if ever I heard one.