A Happiness Gene for Women; Men, Not So Much

February 26, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Happiness probably has an epigenetic basis, but researchers at the University of South Florida have found that a single [MORE]

A Stressometer on Your Wrist

February 26, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neumitra Stress Monitor
Psychiatrists know that unrelenting stress can have serious consequences, from depression and panic attacks to violence [MORE]

Housing and Health

February 19, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Insurer Aetna estimates the average cost of a hospital ER visit for asthma to be around $6,000.  With that [MORE]

Filling the Extracellular Matrix for Younger Skin

February 19, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dermatologists at the University of Michigan have shown that injections of fibroblasts into the skin stimulate collagen production which [MORE]

Here’s Your Chance!

February 19, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Leap Motion
Leap Motion is a San Francisco start up that has a fascinating new product in search of applications. [MORE]

Pulse Oximeter for iPhone

February 12, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

iPhone Oxygen Monitor
Masimo Corporation (Irvine, CA) makes the most widely used pulse oximeters in healthcare, and recently it introduced [MORE]

Wilm’s Tumor Vaccine Effective for CML

February 5, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wilm’s tumor of the kidney most often presents in children, while chronic myelogenous leukemia of the bone marrow usual is [MORE]

Lincoln Ataxia

January 29, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

British geneticists have identified a new genetic disease, or, more properly, a new genomic spectrum disorder: neuronal spectrinopathy.  It [MORE]

Eldercare Robots

January 22, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Companion Able Hector
In the 1950’s, engineer/inventor/entrepreneur Joseph Engelberger built the first industrial robot in the US and [MORE]

Really Sensible Shoes

January 15, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

A University of Utah mechanical engineering professor has developed a shoe insole, equipped with an accelerometer and gyroscopes that [MORE]

A Personal Healthcare Consultant in Your Pocket

January 15, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and Google, engineers at the Stevens Institute of Technology [MORE]

Anti-Aging Nanoparticles

January 15, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

The ghost of Juan Ponce de Leon might be tickled that there may yet be “a fountain of youth,” [MORE]

A Happiness Monitor

January 8, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Monitoring staff "happiness"
Let’s first consider this quote: “You might think that happiness is something ineffable, an elusive state of being [MORE]

The Payoff for Staying Well

January 8, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wellness is hard to define, though most who have given it some thought suppose it means something more than [MORE]