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An Implantable Pharmacy

Posted on: Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 in: Cancer, Pharmaceuticals, Treatment modalities

Kris Wood, Paula Hammond and Dan Schmidt at MIT (photo – Donna Coveney) Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a nanotechnology film that has the potential to deliver drugs for cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and many other conditions “on-demand”. The film can be remotely activated by applying a small electric field and release medication [...]

What if we were transparent?

Posted on: Monday, February 11th, 2008 in: Cancer, Cardiology, Imaging

We all know about sending sound waves through body tissues and analyzing the reflections with an ultrasound machine. The computer software and processor of the ultrasound machine then recreates a “picture” of what is inside. Ever wonder why can’t we just send light waves into a person and “see” what is inside in the same [...]