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New virtual world created for sick kids in Montreal

New virtual world created for sick kids in Montreal

What if a child in the hospital could think that medical instruments were objects from a fairy tale? That’s just one application of a virtual reality dome being developed to help pediatric medicine. It’s never easy being sick, but traumatized children face more hurdles [Read More]

3D printing gets creepy – printable blood vessels have arrived

3D printing gets creepy – printable blood vessels have arrived

Earlier this year, a group of researchers at Cornell University began to explore how 3D printing could be used to create replacement body parts, and said that it might be possible within 20 years. But the BioRap projectmay have beaten the projection by a good 19 years. Sort [Read More]

3D captures cancer killer cells – reveals ‘deadly granules’

3D captures cancer killer cells – reveals ‘deadly granules’

Cancer killing cells have been caught on camera – in 3D and in more detail than ever before. A team of British scientists used optical laser tweezers and a powerful microscope to analyse the inner workings of the cells. It revealed, in the highest ever resolution, how [Read More]

Need new blood vessels? New organs? Scientist print them up on new 3D printers

Need new blood vessels? New organs? Scientist print them up on new 3D printers

German scientists say they’re building a 3D printer that can print out artificial blood vessels. Through their BioRap project, says the Fraunhofer team, they expect to be able to supply artificial tissue and possibly even complex organs. Up to now, researchers have [Read More]

University of Iowa professor uses tablet computers to help kids autism and Asperger’s

University of Iowa professor uses tablet computers to help kids autism and Asperger’s

Playing games and participating in activities with other students using tablet computers helps teach children to adapt to the behavior of others and compromise in certain situations, said Juan Pable Hourcade, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the [Read More]

New virtual world classroom for pharmacy students

New virtual world classroom for pharmacy students

A “virtual reality world” has been created to help teach pharmacy students at Keele University. Students and researchers can step into the Keele Active Virtual Environment (KAVE) and benefit from three-dimensional simulated situations that may be impractical or [Read More]

Mayo Clinic taps social networks for studies

Mayo Clinic taps social networks for studies

It’s faster, better, cheaper. Mayo Clinic has found that social media can be leveraged as a tool to quickly recruit large numbers of study participants when researching rare diseases, signaling a break from traditional, more expensive methods of study recruitment. After [Read More]

Virtual Reality helps treat phobias in the real world

Virtual Reality helps treat phobias in the real world

A simple fall from a tree when she was 10 changed Kathy Milton’s life. She would freeze in “sheer terror” going up stairs, climbing ladders or even hiking up a steep hill — anything that lifted her more than three feet….Virtual-reality [Read More]

First Virtual Diabetes Institute launched inside ProtoSphere

First Virtual Diabetes Institute launched inside ProtoSphere

Virtual collaboration has come to continuing medical education (CME) with the launch of the Virtual Diabetes Institute, an innovative learning environment created in ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere and developed with SciMed, a leading provider of continuing medical education [Read More]

Do your kids suffer with ‘computer vision syndrome’ – what to do

Do your kids suffer with ‘computer vision syndrome’ – what to do

While technology is great for learning, it’s not always easy on the eyes. Jacob Steitz, 7, tends to focus on his screen for many minutes at a time. Between his changing eyeglass prescriptions and computers, he started seeing double. “So I kept on telling my dad [Read More]

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Cloud computing saves health care industry time and money

Cloud computing saves health care industry time and money

The cloud’s vast computing power is making it easier and less expensive for [Read More]

Internet addiction get closer to being classified as a mental illness

Internet addiction get closer to being classified as a mental illness

Think twice the next time you play a videogame or surf the Net: ‘Internet-use [Read More]

New ‘gamification’ school opens for kids in the classroom

New ‘gamification’ school opens for kids in the classroom

GameDesk, a nonprofit organization that develops game-based learning initiatives, has now [Read More]

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