During the past week we’ve discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Daily ‘Paper’ and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.
- Fabrics that Transmit Biomedical Data : This is a fascinating area (and one which certainly looks set to become very big indeed) – the use of ‘smart fabrics‘ which can monitor/record/share various types of biometric data. Over to the journal Sensors.
- Recreating Stem Cells from Deceased Patients to Study Present-day Illnesses : The headline may sound a little weird, though it makes a lot of sense. Using blood samples (provided by the patients specifically for research) to help study many of the aggressive motor-neuron and gut-related conditions present currently.
- 3D Printing Living Brain Tissue to Eventually Treat Brain Disorders : An incredible way to study conditions such as schizophrenia and epilepsy.
- A New Approach to a Prosthetic Retina : When it comes to the possibility of treating conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, this is certainly a promising approach.
- A Possible Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries : Fantastic.
We also talked about Piping fitness device data into the existing health system, The ‘Tzoa’ for monitoring air quality in real time and a whole lot more. Keep up with the World of Health & Fitness in the Straight to the Bar Community on Google+.