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Matching People Who Have 3-D Printers With Children Who Need Prosthetic Hands

February 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Prosthetics is one area that really illustrates the transformative potential of 3-D printing. Industrially produced prosthetics can cost thousands of dollars, a prohibitive cost for many who need them. By contrast, the materials to make a 3-D printed prosthesis could run only $20 to $50.

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Social Media DOES impact number of Views in a Scientific Article

February 3, 2015 Leave a comment

A recent article was published in Circulation “A Randomized Trial of Social Media from Circulation” that concluded “A social media strategy for a cardiovascular journal did not increase the number of times an article was viewed”. Social Media use involved postings on the journal’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 6.22.28 PMSocial Media is not about just posting, sharing and retweeting. There are many variables that play an important role on how social media would impact a particular outcome. 1) Who is doing it? 2) How many followers the individual have and what type of followers are they. 3) Timing is key, there are studies out there showing when is the correct time to use Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, WordPress in order to get the most traffic. 4) In addition, articles should not only be available to physicians. We live in an empowering world, with intelligent patients that also want to learn about medical advances and many are more than fit to understand our articles even without a medical degree, this I guarantee. Therefore cost is definitely an issue and this is the reason why sometimes the summaries made in blogs regarding a particular article get thousands of more views than the original content.

Social Media is not just about posting, there is truly an interesting art behind it. From eloquent titles to intriguing eye captivating graphics. An fantastic platform that not many physicians are aware of is Reddit. This is a precious resource if you know how to use it properly but watch out there are also dark corners involved. In reddit just choose your particular field of interest (called a subreddit) and dig in. The Subreddit SCIENCE is particulary interesting, full of intelligent individuals who offer amazing knowledge in their discussions. Yes, also a lot of trolls but an interesting “world” nevertheless.

My point? Well my point is that Social Media does affect number of views and even though I congratulate the authors efforts I do not necessarily agree with them . Below you have an example of an article I was following in http://reddit.com/r/science. In the morning and then 6 hours later. It was coincidentally an article AHAJournals “Adherence to a Mediterranean Diet and Prediction of Incident Stroke”

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Just from reddit, this article got at least 133 views (people can upvote and downvote and article, number goes up and down depending on this). Now look 6 hours later how many people actually LIKED the post 3123. This means that thanks to reddit this article got at least 3123 views of which some of this individuals went to share the article in their own personal social networks.

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This is just one example of how Social Media DOES impact how our findings and articles get seen.

In Places That Don’t Have 911, This App Finds The Closest Volunteer To Save A Life

January 27, 2015 Leave a comment

If you’re crossing the street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and you’re hit by rickshaw or a minibus, you can’t call 911, because it doesn’t exist. Without emergency services, injuries that are theoretically treatable can be fatal—for every one or two people in the U.S.

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The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone

January 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Over the past decade, smartphones have radically changed many aspects of our everyday lives, from banking to shopping to entertainment. Medicine is next.

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Imagining A Future When The Doctor’s Office Is In Your Home

January 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Extracting medical care from the health care system is all too often an expensive exercise in frustration. Dr. Eric Topol says your smartphone could make it cheaper, faster, better and safer. That’s the gist of his new book, The Patient Will See You Now.

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Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’

January 12, 2015 Leave a comment

In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%.

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9 jobs robots could replace in 2015

January 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Walking through the city, I find myself thinking about all the jobs a robot could do. Could a robot drive that taxi, which just deposited a woman on Fifth Ave.? Probably, though I bet it wouldn’t be as good at multi-tasking.

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Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

December 9, 2014 Leave a comment

Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous system?

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Yale joins with leader in 3D organ printing to transform transplants

December 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery and Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science have joined forces with a leading three-dimensional biology company to develop 3D printed tissues for transplant research.

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Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

December 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Google is funding a project called Automatic Statistician that bills itself as “an artificial intelligence for data science,” it announced Tuesday.

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