Medicine

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Category archives for Medicine

tags: TEDTalks, medicine, infections, new technology, alpha-gal aptomer, antibiotics, Kary Mullis, streaming video Drug-resistant bacteria kills, even in top hospitals. But now tough infections like staph and anthrax may be in for a surprise. In this video, Nobel-winning chemist Kary Mullis, who watched a friend die when powerful antibiotics failed, unveils a radical new cure…

tags: TEDTalks, medicine, bone marrow, new technology, Marrow Miner, Daniel Kraft, streaming video Daniel Kraft demonstrates his Marrow Miner — a new device that quickly harvests life-saving bone marrow with minimal pain to the donor. He emphasizes that the adult stem cells found in bone marrow can be used to treat many terminal conditions, from…

tags: Onion News Network, human kidneys, organ transplant donations, medical news, humor, satire, streaming video In this video, ONN reports that an anonymous hero donates 200 human kidneys to a hospital. Hospital officials hope to locate the good Samaritan that dropped off a sack of human organs in the middle of the night so they…

tags: medicine, surgery, robots, Catherine Mohr, TEDTalks, streaming video In this video, surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demonstrates some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands. Fascinating — and very graphic. This is an inspiring presentation, but…

tags: Shawn Johnson, gymnastics, sports, humor, satire, Onion News, streaming video Gymnast Shawn Johnson euthanized after breaking leg. After gym doctors confirmed the her injuries were career-ending, Johnson’s trainers said there was no reason to keep her alive. [2:28]

tags: NYC, New York City, Manhattan, swine flu, influenza, A/H1N1 Influenza, New York Academy of Sciences, NYAS This is an overview of the NYAS symposium about Influenza A/H1N1 “swine flu” outbreak that I was invited to attend on 28 May 2009 in NYC.

tags: Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adaptation disorder, stress reaction, Adjustment disorder, Negative life events, psychology, behavior, psychiatry, peer-reviewed paper [larger view] In this economy, nearly everyone has experienced unemployment, bankruptcy, foreclosure, divorce, or some combination thereof. But roughly 1-2% of these people become so stressed out by these losses that “they can barely…

[larger view] The New York Academy of Sciences hosted a symposium yesterday in the World Trade Center that explored the latest findings associated with “swine flu”, more correctly known as the A/H1N1 Influenza. This symposium was broadcast live as a “webinar” and is also being made into a podcast and streaming video (both of which…

Where’s GrrlScientist?

Because of my affiliation with ScienceBlogs and SEED Media Group, I am attending a symposium hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) that focuses on H1N1 Influenza [website].

tags: TEDTalks, virology, epidemiology, Nathan Wolfe, SARS, Influenza, streaming video I am very lucky to be attending a New York Academy of Science (NYAS) conference about H1N1 Influenza today, so I thought I’d share this TEDTalk video about viral outbreaks, a talk presented by virus hunter Nathan Wolfe. His goal? Outwitting the next pandemic by…