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Nanotechnology puts an end to toxic whole-body chemoterapy?

By Damir Beciri
19 June 2009

nanoparticle-chemotherapyNanoparticles specially engineered by J. Manuel Perez and his colleagues from University of Central Florida, could someday target and destroy tumors as well as spare the patients from toxic, whole-body chemotherapies. Perez and his team used a drug called Taxol for their cell culture studies because it is one of the most widely used chemotherapeutic… »

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Robotic ferret will reduce human trafficking?

By Damir Beciri
15 June 2009

robotic-ferretThe 3-year project ‘Cargo Screening Ferret’ began in October 2008 and it involves researchers from the University of Glasgow, Loughborough University, City University London and defense and security specialists Qinetiq. The ferret will offer major advantages in combat against human trafficking. Currently, it is very difficult to detect people hidden in freight containers. Sensors on… »


iVisit Rx – cellphones help visually impaired people

By Damir Beciri
28 May 2009

ivisit-seescan.jpgiVisit is a Santa Monica based technology company focused on delivering high fidelity unified communication and collaboration solutions for the consumer, enterprise, and healthcare markets. Their product iVisit Rx telemedicine platform won first place in the Fourth Annual CTIA Emerging Technologies (E-Tech) Awards in the Healthcare category. They presented several projects which help in telemedicine… »

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AccuVein AV300 makes IV possible even in the dark

By Damir Beciri
43 Comments26 May 2009

av300.jpgAccuVein applies advanced technologies to important healthcare challenges. AccuVein AV300 is the world’s first hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device that helps healthcare professionals locate hard-to-find veins. IV starts and blood draws (venipuncture) can be a source of patient anxiety and discomfort, and accessing veins in difficult patients can take up to 10 minutes and require… »