Archive for 2013

Made in South Africa

Posted on: December 27th, 2013 by admin

Just over 80 years ago, on 31 December 1932, a white farmer and his son followed up on a legend they […]

Breakthrough of the Year

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by admin

Today marked the announcement by Science, the venerable magazine published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of their breakthrough for the year. […]

A Remarkable Woman

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by admin 5 Comments

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak to Dr Nancy Cappello, a determined advocate for the right of American women […]

Update from the Windy City

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by admin 1 Comment

The 99th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) wrapped up in Chicago today. More than 50,000 radiologists, radiographers, physicists and […]

To Tweet, or Not to Tweet

Posted on: November 29th, 2013 by admin

As I write this blog in my study at home, located on the slopes of Table Mountain near the botanical gardens […]

The Power of Celebrity

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by admin

Betty Ford in the White House, 1974. For many Americans, their abiding memory of Richard Nixon is of him waving goodbye, […]

3D Printing of Medical Devices

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by admin

Additive manufacturing — also known as 3D printing — is a technology that enables engineers to fabricate three-dimensional solid objects of virtually any shape […]

Lighting Up the Breast

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by admin 2 Comments

Copyright Annals of Surgery, 1931. In the early 20th century, transillumination — shining a light through the tissue of interest — was employed […]

A Biological Clock and Breast Cancer

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by admin

Copyright Steve Horvath, UCLA A new internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and […]

Growth by Acquisition

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by admin

Last month Analogic Corporation announced that it had acquired the remaining stake in PocketSonics, a privately held firm based in Charlottesville that was a spin […]