Archive for the ‘biotech/medical’ category

Sep 23, 2020

Report: Fewer Americans want to work from home

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical, business, neuroscience, virtual reality

Before #COVID19, we like to imagine a #future where we can get and do anything from home, including working, with the help of novel #technologies such as #VR and #AR.

However, the #COVID19 pandemic shows us the human nature, that is, “going out” is one of the basic needs for human being!

One revelation here is that: When speaking of how #technology can change our lives, we often neglect the humane factors and focus only on the technical ones. Take #VR as an example. Yes, it does allow you to have a shopping experience similar to (or even better than) shop outside. However, do you really want to stay at home 24/7 and complete everything online?

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Sep 22, 2020

Menopausal woman gives birth after blood plasma injection in ovaries

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Five out of 60 women who were menopausal or transiting into the menopause became pregnant after having their own blood plasma injected into their ovaries, according to results of a pilot study.

Sep 22, 2020

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, information science

While critically ill patients experience a life-threatening illness, they commonly contract ventilator-associated pneumonia. This nosocomial infection increases morbidity and likely mortality as well as the cost of health care. This article reviews the literature with regard to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. It provides conclusions that can be implemented in practice as well as an algorithm for the bedside clinician and also focuses on the controversies with regard to diagnostic tools and approaches, treatment plans, and prevention strategies.

Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at risk for dying not only from their critical illness but also from secondary processes such as nosocomial infection. Pneumonia is the second most common nosocomial infection in critically ill patients, affecting 27% of all critically ill patients (170). Eighty-six percent of nosocomial pneumonias are associated with mechanical ventilation and are termed ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Between 250,000 and 300,000 cases per year occur in the United States alone, which is an incidence rate of 5 to 10 cases per 1,000 hospital admissions (134, 170). The mortality attributable to VAP has been reported to range between 0 and 50% (10, 41, 43, 96, 161).

Sep 22, 2020

Genius New Device Can Kill 99.9% of an Airborne Virus in The Blink of an Eye

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A new type of air filter has the potential to work faster, cheaper and better than any other, killing virtually all airborne bacteria and viruses in a fraction of a second.

It’s a germaphobes dream, and a bullish weapon against the spread of infectious diseases, some of which, like measles, can remain suspended in the air for hours on end.

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Sep 22, 2020

Unmanned aircraft transport organs in Las Vegas

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, robotics/AI

Las Vegas hosted two successful test flights using unmanned aircraft to carry human organs and tissue last week. On Sept. 17th, MissionGo, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions and Nevada Donor Network, conducted two unmanned flights — one of which was the longest organ delivery flight in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) history. The first flight involved transport of research corneas fromSouthern Hills Hospital and Medical Center to Dignity Health — St. Rose Dominican, San Martín Campus.

Sep 22, 2020

The Secret Of Quantum Physics: Let There Be Life (Jim Al-Khalili) | Science Documentary | Science

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, evolution, quantum physics, science

Physicist Jim Al-Khalili routinely deals with the strangest subject in all of science — quantum physics, the astonishing and perplexing theory of sub-atomic particles. But now he’s turning his attention to the world of nature. Can quantum mechanics explain the greatest mysteries in biology?

His first encounter is with the robin. This familiar little bird turns out to navigate using one of the most bizarre effects in physics — quantum entanglement, a process which seems to defy common sense. Even Albert Einstein himself could not believe it.

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Sep 22, 2020

To Study Zero Gravity, Levitate Fruit Flies

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Using superconductors, scientists can levitate small creatures such as fruit flies for long periods of time.

Scientists who want to study the effects of weightlessness have always had precious few options. There’s the “vomit comet,” NASA’s Weightless Wonder plane that creates a few seconds of weightlessness during parabolic flights. Or they could convince the space agency to actually launch their experiments into the great beyond.

But there might be an easier and cheaper way: levitation.

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Sep 22, 2020

Inside the Baffling World of Masayoshi Son’s Presentations

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Most of Son’s predictions about the future of technology are still many years ahead, but some have already come true.

Masayoshi Son’s last earnings briefing was among his most somber in recent memory. The usually irrepressible billionaire opened by comparing the devastating impact of the coronavirus outbreak to the Great Depression. Son went on to explain why his SoftBank Group Corp. had just posted the biggest losses in its 39-year history. The company’s $100 billion Vision Fund lost almost $18 billion writing down the value of portfolio companies, including WeWork and Uber Technologies Inc. Then came this s.

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Sep 21, 2020

Illumina buys Jeff Bezos-backed cancer-testing firm Grail in deal worth $8 billion

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Gene sequencing company Illumina will pay $8 billion in cash and stock to buy cancer screening startup Grail, the companies said.

Sep 21, 2020

COVID-19 data scandal prompts tweaks to elite journal’s review process

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After publishing study based on unverified patient data from Surgisphere, a little-known company, The Lancet promises tighter standards.

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