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From the BBC
Researches chose the image of a human hand, representing the first form of human painting, to be the first DNA encoded image in a living form!
They inserted DNA sequences that represent the image into the genome of bacteria. Later, They decoded the sequences into an image using a computer algorism with at least 90% accuracy.
Adapted from NPR
Cornell University just made a robot hand with a soft touch. it is not just soft, but it can also sense the shape and texture of what it comes into contact with.
Welcome to the growing field of soft robotics.
For more information about soft robotics and their development with human interaction, follow this link.
Presenting my findings on “Hand and Upper Extremity Clinical Practice Guidelines” at the Cleveland Clinic 16th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity: The Cutting Edge, with Advancing Translational Research
My patient showed me today a neat trick to cover up the sharp edges of a Fiberglass cast.
She simply used a glue gun. The glue holds very well. In this case, for over a week. The edges are soft and it holds well to fiberglass. No more catching on clothes. She has not tried it close to her skin, and if you do want to try it, be careful not to burn yourself.
At the15th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery, the Cutting Edge, Cleveland OH.
Adapted from NPR
Tim Anderson, a freelance chef who won the BBC’s MasterChef competition in 2011, donned a special pair of gloves and started cooking. Those were motion sensor gloves, and his moves were being recorded and coded- and the data was fed into the all new Robot Chef!
Anderson taught the robot how to prepare stir fry, sushi, steak, pasta as well as crab bisque. The plan is to teach the robot about 2000 dishes before releasing it to the public.
But don’t give away all your cookbooks just yet. The robot chef costs about $15,000.
Adapted from ScienceDaily:
Researchers from University of Texas, Arlington are investigating whether bone can be grown inside the body using one’s own stem cells. This relies on using biodegradable polymer scaffolding material, mixed with bone morphogenetic protein, or BMP, which was used to attract stem cells that in turn produced bone. The process has been successful in lab experiments on mice.
The procedure has a huge potential with bone defects, bone infections, fractures that fail to heal, congenital bone conditions, as well as bone tumors.
When we think of athletic injuries, we automatically think of human athletes, ans sports injuries. The first thing that come to mind is recovery and return to competition. These concerns are equally valid of animal athletes, most notably racehorses. Rather than retiring following athletic injuries, many Thoroughbreds return to the track thanks to innovations achieved in veterinary medicine and progress made in repair techniques and postoperative therapy and rehabilitation.
Some people 3D- print weapons. Others 3D-print arms.