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Making the “Luke” Bionic Arm

Today the FDA approved the marketing of Dean Kamen’s DEKA Arm, the robotic prosthetic arm affectionately known as the “Luke arm,” after Commander Skywalker’s famed replacement limb in <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>. (Installed and poked by medical droid/action figure 2-1B, if memory serves.)<p>According to …

First living thing with 'alien' DNA created in the lab: We are now officially playing God - ExtremeTech

First living thing with ‘alien’ DNA created in the lab: We are now officially playing God<p>By on May 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Biology

Not Just a Band-Aid: How ‘Smart Bandages’ Will Change Medicine (Video)

<i>Charlie Heck, multimedia news editor at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), contributed this article to Live Science's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Miriam Hospital awarded BDC designation for bariatric surgery

Starvation diet that can reverse type 2 diabetes

The starvation diet that can REVERSE type two diabetes: How dramatic weight-loss could lower blood-sugar levels<p><b>Drastic, short-term dieting may lower</b> …

Life Is Not a Premortality Condition, and Death Is Not Treatment Failure

<i>"Medical research is making such astounding progress that soon none of us will be well." --Aldous Huxley</i><p>In my last blog post I discussed the importance of dying well and with dignity -- at home, at peace, sent off by a loving family, not in an impersonal and hectic hospital environment, among …

New era of medicine begins as first children cured of genetic disorder

The pioneering therapy offers hope to the hundreds thousands of people suffering from inherited conditions<p>British doctors have cured youngsters of a deadly inherited disorder using a ground-breaking stem cell treatment which heralds a new dawn for genetic therapies.<p>Patients with the most severe …