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Facebook’s new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom will be licensed

April 21, 2017 Leave a comment

On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s CTO showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market.


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Artificial intelligence could build new drugs faster than any human team

April 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Artificial intelligence algorithms are being taught to generate art, human voices, and even fiction stories all on their own—why not give them a shot at building new ways to treat disease?


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Urgent Call to Action: How YOU can help defeat MOC

April 18, 2017 Leave a comment

I believe that this is an important message from Paul Teirstein M.D. that I received via E-mail. It needs to be spread more efficiently and thought making it a blog post would be a good way to help.


Dear Colleague,

Several states now have anti-MOC legislation pending. Recently the Georgia legislature passed HB 165, similar to Oklahoma’s SB 1148 which prohibits Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as a condition of licensure or reimbursement from third parties.  However, the ABMS and its member boards have been heavily lobbying state legislators to defeat the pending bills in other states (click here to view ABMS lobbying materials). Those of us opposed to MOC must educate legislators in these states regarding how MOC requirements are onerous, expensive, have no proven benefit, and are forced on physicians by conflicted, self-appointed private ABMS member boards.

Here is how you can make a huge difference:

  1. This is going to take you a few minutes. I spend hundreds of uncompensated hours per year on this issue. Please take 5 minutes of your time to help yourself and our profession.
  2. This is your action item:

Click here to effortlessly send a letter by email to your district’s state representatives. You will be asked to “register” by entering in your name, email and address.  That’s it.  From your address the system will pull your specific state bill and a letter tailored for your specific state representatives you can edit (if desired) and click to send to all your district’s legislators.  We have made it as easy as possible for you.

  1. There are currently many states with strong anti-MOC legislation pending. If your state currently has no anti-MOC legislation pending, your letter will encourage your representatives to create anti-MOC legislation.
  2. If you are curious and want to view all the sample letters we have written by state, click here.
  3. Please spread the word. We have 18,000 email addresses of physician supporters but we need many more. This will not work without your help getting this message out. Forward this email to your colleagues, your patients, your med staff office for hospital wide distribution, your specialty organizations, your FB, Twitter, Linked In and other social media friends.  (You can also refer them to the NBPAS Advocacy Webpage).
  4. To join the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons ( and obtain continuous certification based primarily on AACME accredited CME, click here.

Thank you for your help and support


Paul Teirstein M.D.
National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS)

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Christian Assad, MD on Twitter

April 9, 2017 Leave a comment
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ODG unveils enterprise-focused AR smart glasses optimized for ‘hazardous locations’

April 5, 2017 Leave a comment

ODG may already be surfacing its ambitions to put smart glasses on consumers’ faces, but the company has not forgotten about the specific and highly-unique needs of its enterprise customers.


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Scientists Are Developing a Contact Lens That Tells You When You’re Sick

April 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Imagine a biosensing contact lens that can tell when your blood sugar is getting too low, or if there’s something wrong with one of your organs.


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Brain zapping helps US Navy Seals learn faster

April 3, 2017 Leave a comment

The Navy wants soldiers who can concentrate better and learn faster, and it’s looking at a controversial piece of tech to do that: transcranial electrical stimulation.


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Machine learning algorithm can help predict depression based on MRI scans

March 31, 2017 Leave a comment

Depression can be hard to diagnose, let alone to predict in advance. This machine learning system could highlight individuals who may be vulnerable to depression — based only on their MRI scans.


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A Paralyzed Man Was Able Move His Arm With His Brain

March 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Not long ago, Bill Kochevar ate some mashed potatoes — and when he did, the world turned over.


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A.I. Versus M.D.

March 28, 2017 Leave a comment

One evening last November, a fifty-four-year-old woman from the Bronx arrived at the emergency room at Columbia University’s medical center with a grinding headache. Her vision had become blurry, she told the E.R. doctors, and her left hand felt numb and weak.


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