09/17/2012, You may have seen the levitation tricks performed in the magic shows. While that remains a part of popular fiction, scientists have also been apparently working on this front. And now, they have been able to levitate drops of liquid with the help of acoustic waves. The liquid drops contained pharmaceuticals and were placed between two speakers creating sound waves at a certain frequency between the two. By adjusting these […]
10/03/2011, What cooler way to deliver drugs (the good kind that saves lives) to your system than by shooting nanorockets through your body’s system? Not only is this supposedly a faster method of delivery, but will also be able to target specific areas of the body to deliver the drugs to.
03/15/2011, According to a lengthy and detailed report from the Washington Post, it seems that despite the benefits and incentives an electronic health record system could bring to a hospital or clinic, doctors are refusing to let go of their pen and paper systems. Electronic health records allow doctors to easily and quickly look up patient information, as well as access their history in a matter of seconds. There’s no need […]
03/11/2011, One of the most important aspects of being a pharmacist is the ability to dish out accurate amounts of required medication. When you have hundreds of patients to deal with everyday, the job gets tiring, tedious and mistakes are bound to happen. But not at the University of California, San Francisco. A robotic drug dispensary system is used to pack medication for patients that seek treatment at the university. Prescriptions […]
03/11/2011, The Open3DP team at the University of Washington has managed to accomplish something extraordinary recently: they’ve successfully printed artificial bones with the use of a 3D printer. The main challenge the team faced was coming up with the material to use for the bone. The experimented for about 5 weeks with different mixtures of bone powder before settling on one. After that, it was just about feeding it into the printer […]
02/03/2011, The folks over at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh have come up with a “skin gun” that can help burn victims recover from horrible mishaps and accidents that they’ve been through. The skin gun works by spraying a victim’s own stem cells onto his or her damaged skin. At the moment the process is still experimental, but results have been good, with patients healing severe […]
08/16/2010, Looks like vending machines have just gotten another job responsibility in their portfolio – we’re looking at them delivering prescription drugs down the road. Take England for example – the country dispenses 886 million prescription drug items per year, where such new technology is hoped to streamline the process. While it does raise questions on whether drugs inside are safe and thief-proof, it also has ethical aspects to considering including […]