Papa’s Got a Brand New Lab Coat

Papa’s Got a Brand New Lab Coat

Papa’s Got a Brand New Lab Coat Last month, Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, NJ) announced the winners of its “Lab Coat of the Future” competition. This contest challenged participants to combine new technology and good design to transform the age-old symbol of...
Bye-Bye Opioids? Introducing Electroceuticals

Bye-Bye Opioids? Introducing Electroceuticals

MEDICINE-FREE PAIN MANAGEMENT Migraine relief without drugs? No “digestive issues” due to pain meds after surgery? Better still, no worry about addiction after that appendectomy or hip replacement? Sounds a bit science-fictiony, does it not? The news reminds us nearly...
Unpacking Digital Medicine

Unpacking Digital Medicine

CAN APPS PROGRAM BETTER HEALTH? Digital medicine is defined by the field’s pioneer Dr. Eric Tool of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (La Jolla, CA) as “the ability to digitize human beings, by a variety of means (sequencing, sensors, imaging, etc.), fully...
The Powered Exoskeleton

The Powered Exoskeleton

THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BODY Last WEEKLY’s focus on Duchenne muscular dystrophy got us to thinking, what products are available for those with limited mobility? A new type of medical device called a powered exoskeleton certainly caught our eye. Originally...
The Rise Of Nanomedicine

The Rise Of Nanomedicine

Biotech Teams Up with Nanotech Imagine swallowing a pill containing microscopic magnets. After these “magnetic nanoparticles” make their way to the stomach, they are absorbed into the bloodstream to uncover disease associated proteins and other...
Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells

Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells

After using diagnostic technology to establish the existence of cancer, determining the severity is the next step toward developing a game plan. If metastasis is in the picture, strengthening your defensive line-up is a must. The dissemination of circulating tumor...