Volunteers needed to replicate candy: The CandyFab Project (a spinoff of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, MWAHAHAHA) is looking for volunteers to help develop the CandyFab technology, a 3D printer that outputs in granulated sugar. Since its inception, the printer has gone from 5 to 20 ppi output.
Gee, aren't magnets (anti)swell?: OK, the mysterious "they" have discovered that magnetic fields reduce swelling after injuries. Now "they" (scientists at Harvard) are demonstrating that 30nm magnetic nanoparticles can bind to the same cell receptors drugs do and trigger the same effects in the presence of a magnetic field. Early results show that the nanomagnets give physicians control of biological processes at the cellular level without the pharmaceutical side effects. The particles are coated with antigens that make them bind only to specific receptor sites; they remain dormant until an external field activates them. They they cluster together, causing a cascade of signals in the cell, mimicking the effect of drugs.
A snapshot of medicine: IBM and the Mayo Clinic are building a collaborative medical imaging technology research facility, the Medical Imaging Informatics Innovation Center. The center has already done work on parallel computer architecture and memory bandwidth to design an imaging application that can register medical images 50 times faster than with a traditional processor configuration. Cell/B.E. and blade technologies play a large role in this collaboration.