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    Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms to Diagnose Parkinsonism

    Max Little, a PhD sound  and biomedical engineer working out of the MIT Media Lab, has developed a non-invasive way to accurately (99%!) diagnose dysphonic disorders, such as Parkinsonism, through an allgorithm used by a device as simple as a Smartphone.  He is yet another example of the migration of great minds of other technologies migrating to use their minds in Internet Medicine, and applying brain matter to improve Medicine.
    See a full article on this website about this technology.

    See Dr. Little explaining this breakthrough device to accurately, remotely diagnose dysphonic disorders

    This Program is already in place for people over the world to place a call to diagnose Parkinsonism, with 99% accuracy HERE


    Specialized Stroke Ambulance  with Portable CT Machine


    In Germany, an ambulance designated for stroke victims is being developed, which as both a portable CT, as well as on site lab facilities, to allow rapid adminstration of clot-busting meds, if indicated.

    NeuroVigil’s iBrain Device


    The La Jolla based  iBrain Device  involves the famous physicist Stephen Hawking, who has ALS, and communicates only through cheek twitches.  Scientists are  mapping Brain waves associated with thought-intended actions, and mapping them.  This technology, which is years away from any type of application, is seen as having a possible use in neurodegenerative diseases, and determining the effect of drugs on the brain.

    How researchers hacked into Stephen Hawking’s brain

    The system, developed by San Diego-based NeuroVigil  called “iBrain”  utilizes a headband with a receiver to pick up varying brain waves, and uses an  computer algorithm called SPEARS to analyze the brain emanations and encode them for a text-based speech reader.

    Smartphone Being Researched as Brain Scanner

    At the University of Denmark, research is being conducted on using a Smartphone with specialized progamming and a headset to do brain scans! The system provides “a fully portable EEG based real-time functional brain scanner including stimulus delivery, data acquisition, logging, brain state decoding and 3D activity visualization.”

    See the below video to understand this technology. Of course, this is in the beta-phase, but it goes to show a trend toward more imaging studies being less invasive.



    Chinese company Jala Group using 3D printed skin to test cosmetics for Asian market

    SOURCE Jala Group, a Chinese cosmetics company, has used 3D bioprinting technology to print artificial “Asian skin,” complete with dermis and […]

    Historic HIV vaccine efficacy study underway in South Africa

    The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in 7 years is testing whether an experimental vaccine safely prevents […]

    When Pot Meets Pain and Insomnia: Why Many Fibromyalgia Patients Swear by Medical Marijuana

      Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that over three million Americans suffer from. It causes widespread muscle pain and tenderness […]

    Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases

    SOURCE “Diagnosis and Classification of 17 Diseases from 1404 Subjects via Pattern Analysis of Exhaled Molecules” ACS Nano Before modern […]

    Cardiac stem cell infusion could be effective therapy for the most common type of heart failure

    SOURCE Cardiac stem cells could be an effective treatment for a common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure, a new […]

    Outer layer of human heart regrown using stem cells

    Human stem cells have been used to regenerate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart(Credit: DarioStudios/Depositphotos) SOURCE […]

    Gastrogenomic delights: A movable feast

    SOURCE The complete genome sequences of Escherichia coli and Helicobacter pylori provide insights into the biology of these species Recently, […]

    Glaucoma gene therapy on positive trajectory using CRISPR-Cas9

    SOURCE May 02, 2016 Seattle—Results from a series of preclinical studies are providing proof of principle that gene targeting using […]