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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 - 9:21am

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This Tiny Robot Team Could Help Stop the No. 1 Killer in America



International team of scientists is working on nanobots that could unclog arteries.

This year a few mice are set to become the first patients for a brand-new kind of heart disease treatment.

It’s a surgery being performed by tiny microsurgeons. The surgeons, called nanorobots, are really tiny groups of magnetically charged particles that band together to break up clogged arteries.

The robot molecules work on blockages in two stages. First they deliver drugs that help soften clogged arteries. Then they charge into battle, drilling in to blast heart blockages apart.

Biomedical engineer MinJun Kim, a professor at Drexel University, is part of the international team of scientists from the U.S., Switzerland, and South Korea who are working on the tech. He says the robots are controlled by harnessing the power of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the tunnel-like machines more commonly used for X-ray imaging in hospitals. Working with the nanobots, the MRI machines can serve as a kind of command and control center: both steering and observing the magnetically charged bots as they navigate their way around inside the body.

Kim’s already tried this out in the lab. But it’s a strategy that still needs some fine-tuning before human trials. The nanobots need to perfect their drilling techniques. The plan is to try that out this summer with mice at a national hospital in South Korea. Then the team will move on to testing in rabbits and pigs. If all goes well, by 2019 they’ll be launching the bots into humans (via catheter injection).

Many have tried for years to build nanobots that can serve as minisurgeons inside the body. The robots have been touted as potential solutions for detecting cancer and helping out with eye surgery. Google’s new Verily, the life sciences division of Alphabet, started its own partnership with Johnson & Johnson JNJ -1.91% on surgical robots in 2015 dubbed “Verb Surgical.” But little’s known about how far along Google GOOGL -2.86% might be with its surgical bots, and there haven’t been any other definitive human trial results just yet.



 
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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 - 9:08am

This Tiny Robot Team Could Help Stop the No. 1 Killer in America



International team of scientists is working on nanobots that could unclog arteries.

This year a few mice are set to become the first patients for a brand-new kind of heart disease treatment.

It’s a surgery being performed by tiny microsurgeons. The surgeons, called nanorobots, are really tiny groups of magnetically charged particles that band together to break up clogged arteries.

The robot molecules work on blockages in two stages. First they deliver drugs that help soften clogged arteries. Then they charge into battle, drilling in to blast heart blockages apart.

Biomedical engineer MinJun Kim, a professor at Drexel University, is part of the international team of scientists from the U.S., Switzerland, and South Korea who are working on the tech. He says the robots are controlled by harnessing the power of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the tunnel-like machines more commonly used for X-ray imaging in hospitals. Working with the nanobots, the MRI machines can serve as a kind of command and control center: both steering and observing the magnetically charged bots as they navigate their way around inside the body.

Kim’s already tried this out in the lab. But it’s a strategy that still needs some fine-tuning before human trials. The nanobots need to perfect their drilling techniques. The plan is to try that out this summer with mice at a national hospital in South Korea. Then the team will move on to testing in rabbits and pigs. If all goes well, by 2019 they’ll be launching the bots into humans (via catheter injection).

Many have tried for years to build nanobots that can serve as minisurgeons inside the body. The robots have been touted as potential solutions for detecting cancer and helping out with eye surgery. Google’s new Verily, the life sciences division of Alphabet, started its own partnership with Johnson & Johnson JNJ -1.91% on surgical robots in 2015 dubbed “Verb Surgical.” But little’s known about how far along Google GOOGL -2.86% might be with its surgical bots, and there haven’t been any other definitive human trial results just yet.


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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 7:45am

sounds promising...

A revolutionary blood test that can detect cancer

Dr. Victor Velculescu envisions a day — not so far off — when screening for cancer will become as simple as a blood test during your annual physical.

Unique cancer mutations show up in microscopic fragments of DNA in a patient's blood, which can give physicians a telltale sign of the presence of the disease in almost all types of cancer mutations — within cells or floating freely in the bloodstream.

The "liquid biopsies," as the tests are known, have become something of a Holy Grail in cancer treatment among physicians, researchers and companies betting big on the technology. Liquid biopsies — unlike traditional biopsies involving invasive surgery — rely on an ordinary blood draw. Advances in sequencing the human genome, enabling researchers to detect genetic mutations of cancers, have made the tests possible.

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Posted: Dec 29, 2015 - 1:56pm

A new way to deliver microRNAs for cancer treatment

Scientists exploit gene therapy to shrink tumors in mice with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

 

Using this technique, the researchers dramatically improved cancer survival rates by simultaneously turning on a tumor-suppressing microRNA and de-activating one that causes cancer. They believe their approach could also be used for delivering other types of RNA, as well as DNA and other therapeutic molecules.

“This is a platform that can deliver any gene of interest,” says Natalie Artzi, a research scientist in MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and an assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “This work demonstrates the promise of local delivery in combating cancer. In particular, as relates to gene therapy, the triplex structure improves RNA stability, uptake, and transfection efficacy.”


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Posted: Nov 21, 2015 - 5:53am



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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 - 9:00pm

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Oh, and how about a relaxing foot massage?

 

 
Construction too noisy? Turn on the TV! Why didn't I think of that?
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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 - 8:35pm

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 kurtster wrote:


My apologies for this rant, but it really pisses me off.

 
It's not like your tolerance for these things is going to be at its best when you are at the hospital so rant on.
 
 
Oh, and how about a relaxing foot massage?

 
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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 - 12:45pm

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My apologies for this rant, but it really pisses me off.

 
It's not like your tolerance for these things is going to be at its best when you are at the hospital so rant on.
 
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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 - 10:13am

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Its probably more common than not, but I feel that I went from being treated like a responsible adult to that of a kindergartner.  What once took a half an hour will now take two hours.  The lowest common denominator wins again.

 
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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 - 10:08am

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The Imagining Center here has been doing it that way for years.

 
Its probably more common than not, but I feel that I went from being treated like a responsible adult to that of a kindergartner.  What once took a half an hour will now take two hours.  The lowest common denominator wins again.
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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 - 9:46am

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It's not entirely the system's fault that it doesn't work as intended.

Patient non compliance with doctor's orders is equally to blame.  Example ... I'm getting a CT scan in a week to see if my cancer is or isn't, things have been funny the past month.  Ok, so I ask can I go down to the pharmacy and pick up the barium prep as usual.  Turns out that they no longer do that because too many people are showing up saying they drank it and then it turns out that they haven't, making the scans useless.  So I have to show up an hour and a half early and drink the stuff there and sit and wait to do the scan.  I'm used to showing up, checking in and being done in a half an hour.

WTF :grrrr:   Doctors can't help you if you don't follow their orders.  If you think you're smarter than your doctors, why bother seeing them at all ?  Dumb, ignorant mudder effers.  EFF all of yuz non compliant bastids who waste everyone's time, money and precious medical resources.  Do the rest of us a favor and go play on the freeway.

My apologies for this rant, but it really pisses me off.

 
The Imagining Center here has been doing it that way for years.
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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 - 9:43am

It's not entirely the system's fault that it doesn't work as intended.

Patient non compliance with doctor's orders is equally to blame.  Example ... I'm getting a CT scan in a week to see if my cancer is or isn't, things have been funny the past month.  Ok, so I ask can I go down to the pharmacy and pick up the barium prep as usual.  Turns out that they no longer do that because too many people are showing up saying they drank it and then it turns out that they haven't, making the scans useless.  So I have to show up an hour and a half early and drink the stuff there and sit and wait to do the scan.  I'm used to showing up, checking in and being done in a half an hour.

WTF :grrrr:   Doctors can't help you if you don't follow their orders.  If you think you're smarter than your doctors, why bother seeing them at all ?  Dumb, ignorant mudder effers.  EFF all of yuz non compliant bastids who waste everyone's time, money and precious medical resources.  Do the rest of us a favor and go play on the freeway.

My apologies for this rant, but it really pisses me off.
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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 - 6:43am

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And the "alternative" treatments are not cheap either!  I have to break it down to it's daily cost to feel ok about the price.  That it would be criminal to grow it in my own home or garden is still ludicrous.

 

Helen, go to herbalcom.com and get you some cut leaf mullein; you mix it and it will cut your medication bill in half!
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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 - 6:38am

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Because of the disability I have Medicare...My cost for my maintenance drug is going up 66% next year. From 8 dollars a month to 14 dollars a month. {#War}

 
And the "alternative" treatments are not cheap either!  I have to break it down to it's daily cost to feel ok about the price.  That it would be criminal to grow it in my own home or garden is still ludicrous.


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Posted: Nov 18, 2015 - 5:38am

Because of the disability I have Medicare...My cost for my maintenance drug is going up 66% next year. From 8 dollars a month to 14 dollars a month. {#War}
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Posted: Nov 12, 2015 - 6:46am

skip to the 19 min mark to start presentations

very interesting material

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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 - 7:42am

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Federal Job Openings-11/8/2015—

FDA Lacky GS-5 or above

The FDA provides services to organized crime outfits nationwide and internationally.Duties include bribing public officials,identifying potential legislators who oppose the agenda,skewing test results and lying bald faced at all times.
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Posted: Nov 8, 2015 - 7:15am

Will Obama Name This Big Pharma Insider as Head of the FDA?


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