Saint Louis, Harvard researchers to create asthma alert messaging system; Research shows iLarynx to be a successful training tool for med students;

> Researchers from Saint Louis University and Harvard are using a $93,000 gift from Google and $25,000 award from Saint Louis' President's Research Fund to create an asthma alert messaging system that takes advantage of smartphone and web-based applications. The system, which will use Google Maps software, will send alerts to users when outdoor conditions are such that they potentially could cause an asthma attack. Announcement

> The official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Advances in Neonatal Care, now can be read on the iPad, according to an association announcement. Continuing education opportunities for neonatal nurses also are now available for iPad users. Announcement

> A study presented at last week's Anesthesiology 2012 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. showed that the iLarynx iPhone app is a successful tool for training medical students to conduct fiberoptic bronchoscopies, according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The app, according to creator Raymond Glassenberg, M.D., of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, focuses on the importance of hand-eye coordination when using a flexible bronchoscope and "very closely resembles the real world." Announcement

And Finally… I would not want to mess with this granny. Article