In Case You Missed It: Google Glass makes surgery history, citizens of science, men's health and more

Hope you had a great week and that your weekend is starting off well! As always, BCM Momentum brings you news that you may have missed from this past week.


Google Glass Makes Surgery History

In today’s world, in which “Google” has become a verb in addition to a noun, it sometimes seems like anything is possible with scientific and technological advances. This week, a Maine doctor made headlines because of his recent surgery, which involved Google Glass.

Read about the “Google Gross” surgery, as the author of this article called it, and learn what this could mean for surgery moving forward.

Citizens of Science

Dr. William Brinkley, BCM graduate school dean emeritus, published a blog post for The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas, on the value of scientific education.

He writes: “We know that the future of our leadership in medicine, science, and engineering depends on recruiting the world’s most talented students and providing them state-of-the-art education and training at the very cutting edge of our respective disciplines.”

Read the rest of his blog post, “The Best Scientists Are Also Citizens of Science.”

Men’s Health Month

As we’re wrapping up the month of June, we’re taking some time to think about men’s health.

Take a look at tips on men’s heart health.

See information on male sexual health, cancer screening plans, and available services for young men at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic.

Hepatitis C screening recommendations

Were you born between 1945-1965? BCM doctors are supporting the latest recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding hepatitis C screenings, which state that those born in this time period should go through a one-time screening for hepatitis C. The goal of these recommendations are to reduce the number of those at risk for progression to cirrhosis liver failure, liver cancer, and to reduce the number of individuals on the waiting list for a liver transplant.

Read a BCM news release about these recommendations.

70 years of victories

We’re counting down the days to our 70th anniversary, and remembering where we’ve been and thinking about where we’re going. Check out all of our 70th anniversary posts, including a look back at historical eras at BCM, complete with iconic photos.

 -By Jordan Magaziner

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