Patients may soon get cheap, fast, and effective health care right from their desks, according to recent experiments with virtual doctor visits.
So far Virtuwell has handled about 40,000 cases, so its success is big news. Virtual visits are an example of how technology can enable new care distribution systems to bring down the skyrocketing cost of health care. No single innovation will be a panacea, and every new development has its own costs and complications. But we need to make the most of potential breakthroughs like this. The status quo is unsustainable.
Party animals could soon be able to sober up in an instant just by popping a pill.
Researchers have developed a cocktail of alcohol metabolizing enzymes that speedily reduces blood alcohol levels in drunk mice. The treatment, which has been compared to having 'millions of liver cells inside your stomach,' could have far-reaching implications for drinkers.
MIT Technology Review: Nanocapsules Sober Up Drunken Mice
Wrapping alcohol-digesting enzymes in a nanoscale polymer allows them to quickly reduce blood alcohol content.
A new company offers a “gene vault” for doctors who want to add genomics to patient care.
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