At Michigan State University, civil engineering professor Syed Hashsham is developing a device that performs genetic analysis on microRNAs and various other genetic markers, and can be operated by an iPod touch or Android-based tablet. Professor Hashsham received a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Cooperation to develop the “Gene-Z” along with Jim Tiedje from MSU and Erdogan Gulari from the University of Michigan. This device, if successfully developed, could provide a low-cost technology for early detection of cancer, which is sorely needed in less-affluent countries. (Thanks iMedicalApps!)
The cancer information site Cancer.net has a free iPhone and iPad app for cancer patients and their families:
The free app allows cancer patients and their family members to look up pertinent information based on cancer type and download a wealth of oncology related information in the form of videos, podcasts, and up to date articles.
Where the app truly shines is in there key features: Ability to store questions, medications and symptoms. The way this app implements these key features is absolutely stunning, and makes the application a must have for cancer patients and their family members. (From the iMedicalApps blog.)
A full review of the app is available at the iMedicalApps blog.