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February 2013 - Posts

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Bionic Hand Can Feel
February 27, 2013 4:33 PM by Michael Jones
Oh, yes. You read that correctly. It seems a Swiss researcher’s recent development in prosthetics has brought us just a little bit closer to a Star Wars level of innovation. According to an article from NBC News, the prosthetic limb is a usable appendage Read More...
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A Breath of Fresh Air
February 22, 2013 3:28 PM by Michael Jones
Writing an opening paragraph can be difficult. I like to take a deep breath before I start. It helps to clear things up, and I can think of a good way to introduce a subject without forcing it. I can’t imagine what it would be like if I couldn’t take Read More...
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Dog-a-betes
February 20, 2013 4:15 PM by Michael Jones
I can only imagine the spokespuppy for doggie diabetes is a bull dog named Woof-ford Brimley, who, instead of barking, speaks in a series of short-breathed and amiable growls. As it turns out, this may not have been too far off in Spain -- at least for Read More...
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HIMSS13: Are You Prepared?
February 18, 2013 12:44 PM by Kelly Bocich
The Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Health Information Management Systems Society is just around the corner, March 3-7, in New Orleans. ADVANCE editors will be on the scene networking with industry experts about important trends and cutting-edge Read More...
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Alzheimer's and Menopause
February 15, 2013 4:27 PM by Michael Jones
A story from Medical News Today noted that a variant of the gene ApoE, ApoE4, is carried in 15 to 20 percent of Americans, putting them at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. In a study from PLOS ONE , lead author Natalie Rasgon, MD, PhD, Read More...
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Bone Breakthrough
February 13, 2013 2:07 PM by Michael Jones
As Valentine’s Day looms just a few short hours away, singles everywhere have been busy focusing on their broken hearts. Meanwhile, across the pond, UK research teams have been thinking about broken bones -- investigating bone mending techniques with Read More...
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Here’s Something to Brighten Your Day
February 8, 2013 2:36 PM by Michael Jones
A few months ago, I read about a children’s hospital in London where the window washers are contractually obligated to dress up like superheroes as they clean the building. The hospital is Evelina Children’s Hospital, and the idea behind its design was Read More...
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M&Ms and Evolution
February 6, 2013 3:51 PM by Michael Jones
For most of history, our ancestors have resorted to gluttony as a means of survival if they sensed hard times ahead. As a result, our modern day instincts are still hardwired to tell us to consume more calories in preparation for times of scarcity, even Read More...
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The Black Box
February 1, 2013 2:52 PM by Michael Jones
Since the success of the Human Genome Project, scientists and researchers have been working towards rapid DNA sequencing. While routine genetic sequencing in clinical environments remains a technology of the future, a recent news briefing from DarkDaily Read More...
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