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77 Disease Fighting Innovations

From Robotic Health Aids to Tracking Diseases Virtually

— April 17, 2010 — Lifestyle
Through the years, disease fighting innovations have become more and more dependent on technology. Over the past year, medicine and disease treatment have become more hi-tech than ever imagined just a few short years ago.

This cluster explores some of the most shocking and revolutionary disease fighting innovations of our time.

Implications - With the growing dependence on technology for health monitoring, it becomes interesting to see these technological products come in a variety of forms. Ranging from toys to cell phones, these pieces are just the beginning to what other potential products may develop with the same functionalities in a variety of designs. Health aids may soon all come in the form of more approachable and portable products, gearing towards those who are always on the go.
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Engineered Disease Fighting
Engineered Disease Fighting
Using Lazy Bacteria To Fight Human Viruses
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Biotech Company Clones Embryos from Human Skin Cells
Biotech Company Clones Embryos from Human Skin Cells
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Calorie-Counting Cell Phones
Calorie-Counting Cell Phones
Barclaycard Health Tech of the Future
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Online Epidemic Tracking
Online Epidemic Tracking
Google Flu Trends
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72
Diet-Induced Children's Ailments
Diet-Induced Children's Ailments
Rise in Kidney Stones in US Kids
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71
Virus Tracking Technology
Virus Tracking Technology
Japanese Mobiles Single Out Swine Flu Victims
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70
Cancer-Free Children
Cancer-Free Children
Genetically-Modified Infant Stirs Up 'Designer Baby' Concerns
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69
Homey Cancer Sanctuaries
Homey Cancer Sanctuaries
Maggie's Centre Helps People Cope in Award-Winning Building
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68
Cholesterol Screening for 2 Year Olds
Cholesterol Screening for 2 Year Olds
Early Obesity Prevention
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67
MS Treatments
MS Treatments
DNA Vaccine Could Bring New Hope
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66
Arthritic Innovations
Arthritic Innovations
Ireland Experts on the Cusp of a Cure
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65
Breast Biopsy Robots
Breast Biopsy Robots
Future Robots May Do Surgery on Their Own
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Cloning Cancer Sniffing Dogs
Cloning Cancer Sniffing Dogs
Making More Marines
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63
Disease-Resistant Grapes
Disease-Resistant Grapes
New Strain of 'Delicious' Grapes Developed in Florida
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Needle-Free Blood Tests
Needle-Free Blood Tests
The Venus Sensor Creates New Methods to Extract Blood
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Diet Wonder Drugs
Diet Wonder Drugs
Tesofensine Could Double Weight Loss
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60
Virtual Diseases
Virtual Diseases
HealthMap Lists and Tracks Infections Worldwide So You Know Where Not to Vacation
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Pills That Prevent Heart Disease
Pills That Prevent Heart Disease
5-in-1 Polypill Could Also Prevent Stroke
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Disease Immunity Discoveries
Disease Immunity Discoveries
A New Cure for Cancer May be Hidden in Mole Rat Genetics
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Petri Dish Pork
Petri Dish Pork
Scientists in the Netherlands Create Test Tube Meat
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56
Sickness-Fighting Sleeves
Sickness-Fighting Sleeves
Inventive Moms Prevent the Spread of Bacteria With the Germy Worm
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Oxygen Holsters
Oxygen Holsters
Plus O2 is a Portable Oxygen System to Simplify Life
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Genetically-Modified Superfoods
Genetically-Modified Superfoods
Cancer-Fighting Purple Tomatoes
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Designer Vitamins for Pets
Designer Vitamins for Pets
Vetraceuticals Are Like Anti-Aging Pills for Canines
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Gene Therapy Breakthroughs
Gene Therapy Breakthroughs
Medical Discovery in Mice Could Lead to Cure for Multiple Sclerosis
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51
Swine Flu Plushies
Swine Flu Plushies
This Giant Microbe Plush Toy Lets You Have Fun With the Flu
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Giggling Robots Could Cure Cancer
Giggling Robots Could Cure Cancer
Robots Laugh At Your Jokes
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New Cancer Treatment
New Cancer Treatment
Nanoexplosions
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Medical Nanotechnology Breakthroughs
Medical Nanotechnology Breakthroughs
Nanohealing Material Stops Bleeding
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Medicated Earbuds
Medicated Earbuds
The Elecom Pill Earphones are Just What the Doctor Ordered
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Needle-Free Injections
Needle-Free Injections
Painless "Mother's Kiss"
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Modern Eco Diets
Modern Eco Diets
The Raw Food Diet Makes a Comeback For Healthier, Greener Lifestyles
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Medical Magnetic Beads
Medical Magnetic Beads
The Torax LINX Acid Reflux Prevention System
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Bee Venom Therapy
Bee Venom Therapy
Pay-Per-Sting Treatments
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Virtual Health Coaches
Virtual Health Coaches
Braun's Clever Care Medical Coach Helps With Self-Care
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Solar Powered Smartphones
Solar Powered Smartphones
NTT Docomo Reveals Sun-Charged, Waterproof Mobile
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40
Disease Detection by Breath
Disease Detection by Breath
Laser Analysis Finds Cancer, Diabetes, Asthma & More
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Stem Cells from Menstrual Fluid
Stem Cells from Menstrual Fluid
C'elle for Cryo-Cell
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Designer Vitamins
Designer Vitamins
Personalized Pills
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Astonishing Flu Carriers
Astonishing Flu Carriers
10 Animals That Carry Illness, From Swine Flu to Whale Flu
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Health Management Mobiles
Health Management Mobiles
The Pantech Inhealth Cell Phone
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35
Probiotic Treats
Probiotic Treats
Frozen Yogurt with Probiotic Cultures
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More Youthful By Yogurt
More Youthful By Yogurt
Acai Berry Alive
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Disturbing Illness Awareness
Disturbing Illness Awareness
Sarah's Story for Motor Neurone Disease Campaign
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Medical Science Breakthroughs
Medical Science Breakthroughs
The Autonomous Artificial Heart
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External Organ Helpers
External Organ Helpers
'Artificial Pancreas' for Diabetics with Dangerous Blood Sugar Levels
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Eye Movement Art
Eye Movement Art
Despite Being Paralyzed, the EyeWriter Lets Tony Quan Make Art
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Sticky Medical Breakthroughs
Sticky Medical Breakthroughs
Scotch Tape X-Rays
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Inventing a Disease to Sell Drugs
Inventing a Disease to Sell Drugs
The Thin Pill
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Powerful Alzheimer's Ads
Powerful Alzheimer's Ads
Saatchi & Saatchi Exposes Tragedy of the Disease
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Prostaderm Belly Button Patch
Prostaderm Belly Button Patch
Boost Sex Life, Heal Prostate Probs
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Micro-Medical Tests
Micro-Medical Tests
Signos Personal Ultrasound by Signostics Holds 20,000 Images
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Implantable Glucose Sensors
Implantable Glucose Sensors
The Biorasis Glucowizzard Monitors Sugar Levels Constantly
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Disease-Detecting Cell Phones
Disease-Detecting Cell Phones
Scientist's Hack Analyzes Blood and Scans Cells
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Painless Diabetes Testing
Painless Diabetes Testing
Pelikan Sun Medical Lancet
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Water Bottle Activism
Water Bottle Activism
B'eau Pal Water Brings Awareness to India
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Pill Messages
Pill Messages
Capsule Letters Let You Pass Notes Like A Pill Popper
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Disease Monitoring Devices
Disease Monitoring Devices
Gluos Blood Sugar Meter Takes Control of Your Condition
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Science Dolls
Science Dolls
Particle Physics Gets all Cute and Fuzzy
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Intelligent Pills
Intelligent Pills
The $1000 Philips iPill Is the Future of Ingestible Target Treatment
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Swine Flu Social Art
Swine Flu Social Art
The Obama 'Cope' With H1N1 Poster
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Cell Phones for the Blind
Cell Phones for the Blind
Nokia knfbReader Mobile
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Diabetes on Disney
Diabetes on Disney
Controversial ‘Hannah Montana' Season Premiere Axed
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Diseased Sculptures
Diseased Sculptures
Human Pathology Busts by Paul Komoda Show Effects of Syphilis
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Sinister Cigarette Packaging
Sinister Cigarette Packaging
Anti Smoking Campaign Extinguishes Marlboro's Sales
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11
Rain Drop Collectors
Rain Drop Collectors
Eco-Conscious Golden Design for Rain Water Harvesting
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Watches for Alzheimer's
Watches for Alzheimer's
The Keruve 2010 GPS Wristwatch is Discrete and Reliable
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Bacteria Toys
Bacteria Toys
Plush Microbes Teach Kids About Disease
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Stylish Diabetic Kit
Stylish Diabetic Kit
Glucose Meter Bag by Stick Me Designs
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Bizarre Toy Tributes
Bizarre Toy Tributes
Stephen Hawking in LEGO
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High Tech Diabetes Tools
High Tech Diabetes Tools
Ninos Systems
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Drawing with Bacteria
Drawing with Bacteria
Art on Agar
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Bacterial Art
Bacterial Art
Microbiologists Create Stunning Art With Bacteria
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Superfluous Virus Prevention
Superfluous Virus Prevention
Macabre Surgical Masks to Fend Off H1N1, aka Swine Flu
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STD Boozevertising
STD Boozevertising
Safe Sex Campaign by Derek Bowers Plays on Alcohol Labels
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Diabetic Wristbands
Diabetic Wristbands
Gluco(M) Tracks Sugar Levels With Electric Flow
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