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Print to order custom organs

March 24th, 2015 at 2:28 pm » Comments Off

Stephen and Amelie Trice learned eight years ago that their three-year-old son Troupe needed a new heart.  Troupe was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, an extremely rare and deadly condition in which the heart is unable to relax between heartbeats. 



Google executive: it’s possible to live to 500

March 20th, 2015 at 3:06 pm » Comments Off

Bill Maris Google’s investment fund, Google Ventures, has backed companies like Uber and Nest.  Now the biggest percentage of Google Ventures’ assets are invested in science and, in particular, oncology.  



Report: homeopathy not effective for treating any condition

March 20th, 2015 at 3:03 pm » Comments Off

Australia’s top body for medical research has concluded, after undertaking an extensive review of existing studies, that homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition.  



Mysteriously rising death rates among white women

March 19th, 2015 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

For the past 15 years, death rates in the U.S. among white women have mysteriously soared.  New research seems to have found a culprit: prescription painkillers.  



Thousands of brains going online

March 16th, 2015 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

NeuroVigil with it’s iBrain portable neural monitor, high resolution and high throughput software algorithms to seek out changes in neurobiological activity from a single sensor, partnered with the American Senior Housing Association (ASHA) to gather tremendous quantities of new and highly useful data.  



How Google helps drug discovery using big data and machine-learning

March 12th, 2015 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

Google is becoming increasingly ingrained in the fabric of our daily health-and-wellbeing habits, from answering heath-related questions in its search results to a fitness data platform for developers.  



Sols aims for Dr. Scholl’s with 3D-printed insoles

March 9th, 2015 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

Having secured $11.1 million in funding from Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Tenaya Capital, and Melo7 Tech Partners, Sols hopes to change the way you walk with 3D-printed insoles.  Currently Sols only distributes its custom insoles in partnership with doctors, but founder Kegan Schouwenburg says the new funds will enable the company to launch a far cheaper direct-to-consumer product.  



Sweat tests better than blood tests?

March 6th, 2015 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

Doctors already use sweat for drug tests and insight on diseases like cystic fibrosis, and can be as helpful as blood in checking on health.



Human head transplants in two years?

March 6th, 2015 at 1:17 pm » Comments Off

A new radical plan for human head transplants is set to be announced.  But is this ethically sensitive procedure even feasible?  



Researchers: Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought

March 6th, 2015 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, when compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol.  Researchers may also be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use.



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