The real highlight of my New Years was finding an ozone machine…  The bottom photo was taken about a minute after flipping the power switch, the gas inside the tubes slowly was going plasma (or whatever it is when a neon light lights up), and I could smell the ozone being produced. The price on the tag is $500 and I can definitely say this one worked. You can see in the first photo where the manufacturer label plate had been… and it was Underwriters’ Laboratory listed as a safe electrical device!

I don’t have a full explanation of what these were for – my grandfather had one that he’d put his feet on when he felt his circulation was poor – but a century ago (and into the 1940s) the theory was that exposure to ozone had some health benefits. There are still a few companies making similar products, just without the nice tubes, to clean the air or do whatever it was that folks in the early 1900s thought ozone generators could do for them. These machines are generally accepted as pseudo-science and quackery.

Doing some advanced reading (or highlighting??? haha) for tomorrow’s first Parasitology lecture. I’ve had a brief encounter with parasites from last semester’s Clinical Microscopy during our lectures and lab activities on Fecalysis. I guess I better start getting used to dealing with stool samples twice a week for the next few months to get to know more about these organisms haha.

How Ultrasound Works
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How Ultrasound Works

Ultrasonic waves let medical professionals see what’s going on inside us without ever making an incision. But what makes sonography so effective as a medical device? And how can the same stuff give your Slinky superpowers AND keep your windshield really clean? Tune in to learn the history, inner workings, and amazing applications of this technology.


I edited this for some fellow science people :)

Pacemakers Got the Beat
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Pacemakers Got the Beat:

Artificial pacemakers are devices that use electrical pulses to help control abnormal heart rhythms – too fast, too slow, or irregular. They’re used when the heart’s natural pacemaker, the sinoatrial (SA) node, isn’t doing its job. Learn how natural and artificial pacemakers work, plus the technology’s history from zombie chipmunks to electropuncture to the hand-crank models of the 1930s to the increasingly noninvasive models of today.

saltykrispycake  asked:

Hello you all! How advanced is Konoha's medical technology (since they have Tsunade who's the best medic in the world)? Do they have RMI? What about the care for babies born prematurely like Gaara was?

You have to take into account that medical ninjutsu and medical technology are two different subjects. Tsunade simply happens to be a master at both.

Medical ninjutsu is yet, sadly, another aspect of Naruto that hasn’t been explained as much as we would like. It requires so many details that Kishi probably didn’t want to dabble in. I myself would think that medical ninjutsu simply encourages the human body to heal itself faster. Chakra is a powerful thing, y’know.

And hahahaha I think you mean MRI. It’s okay though lil crispy cake. <3

I personally don’t believe MRI would exist in Shippuden-verse, but in Boruto-verse I could easily imagine it existing.

And as for premature children, I imagine that medical chakra would be used instead of our technology to keep the preemie baby’s vitals at a constant rate/to keep them healthy and developed.


For real, though, aside from Palpatine’s sheer sadism (which is a valid explanation), midichlorians are the best possible explanation for why Vader is in constant need of regenerative treatments twenty years down the line. Given everything else we see of medical technology throughout canon and the EU, there is very little reason to think that Vader cannot be helped – unless his biology is so unique that growing limbs and tissue to transplant is impossible. Or Palpatine is dicking him around for fun. Not going to rule that out. Still.

For the first time ever, scientists have produced an entire limb complete with veins and muscle, in the lab.

The artificial rat limb is an exciting development for regenerative medicine as it brings us one step closer to generating fully functioning human limbs created from a patient’s own cells, which would in theory make transplants more successful.

Find out how the scientists grew the rat limb here.