I had the opportunity to observe Dragon’s speech to text software utilized in a clinical setting. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this software, it basically allows doctors to dictate their notes by talking into a microphone. The software then converts the voice into text that it pastes into whatever text editing screen […]
Betting on Studies?
One of the biggest problems in science, in my opinion, is the dearth of reproducibility. When I was an undergrad, I realized that virtually none of the studies I read were verified by repeating the experiment. Sure, studies are peer reviewed, but the reviewing process does not account for false positives. On the one hand, […]
A Follow-Up on 3D Printing: A Leap Forward?
I recently wrote a blog post that highlighted the immense potential 3D printing has for medicine. I just came across an article from Popular Mechanics that describes an incredible machine that 3D prints using human cells. The machine utilizes gels that are essentially a hybrid between liquid and solid states and prints into these gels […]