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72 cent test screens for disease in less than an hour

December 4th, 2018 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

A new easy-to-use device can quickly and accurately screen for a variety of diseases, including Zika, Ebola, hepatitis, dengue, and malaria. The portable device, called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual identification of nucleic acids), can also screen for various types of cancers and genetic diseases. EnVision takes between 30 minutes to one hour to detect […]



Using Artificial Intelligence to fix healthcare

November 29th, 2018 at 1:13 pm » Comments Off

Surgery filmed in 360° and live-streamed to remote doctors could already be happening in a hospital near you. The healthcare industry should be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a far greater degree than at present, but progress has been painfully slow. The same factors that make the healthcare system so attractive to AI developers – […]



Scientists genetically modify virus to kill cancer cells

November 26th, 2018 at 12:29 pm » Comments Off

A genetically modified virus that kills cancer cells and destroys their hiding places has been developed by British scientists. It targets both cancer cells and healthy cells that are tricked into protecting the cancer from the immune system.



Deep learning algorithm detects Alzheimer’s up to six years before doctors

November 17th, 2018 at 7:22 pm » Comments Off

A new algorithm significantly outperformed human clinicians in predicting which patients would go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease. A powerful new deep learning algorithm has been developed that can study PET scan images and effectively detect the onset of Alzheimer’s disease up to six years earlier than current diagnostic methods. The research is part of […]



How Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are shaking up healthcare — and what it means for the future of the industry

November 16th, 2018 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

The healthcare industry is undergoing a profound transformation. Costs are skyrocketing, consumer demand for more accessible care is growing rapidly, and healthcare companies are unable to keep up. Health organizations are increasingly turning to tech companies to facilitate this transformation in care delivery and lower health expenditures. The potential for tech-led digital health initiatives to […]



The end of chemotherapy? Scientists discover all cancerous cells have a KILL CODE that can be triggered without the gruelling treatment

November 7th, 2018 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Researchers at Northwestern University found that our cells can kill themselves Currently, this is triggered by disease itself or the artificial use of chemotherapy Now, experts believe the ‘kill codes’ could be synthetically duplicated for use Every cell in the human body contains a ‘kill code’ which can be triggered to cause its own self-destruction. […]



Study: Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

October 31st, 2018 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Medicine, 42% of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings in two years because of treatment. The same study found that 62% of cancer patients are in debt because of their treatment.



The probiotic that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria

October 20th, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

Infection with the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus can cause many health problems, including sepsis. Certain strains of this bacterium are resistant to antibiotics, so they are particularly dangerous. However, researchers discover that a probiotic bacterium can destroy this superbug. Researchers are now investigating the potential of a probiotic bacterium in treating MRSA infections. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus […]



Scientists grow human retinas and illuminate eye disease targets

October 20th, 2018 at 12:42 am » Comments Off

Retinal organoid at 291 days. Red and green cone cells are green in the photo, while blue cone cells are blue. Scientists were able to grow human retinas from stem cells for 1 year, allowing them to mimic human fetal development of retinas and closely observe how color-detecting cells form. Why it matters: The information […]



A stretchy stick-on patch can take blood pressure readings from deep inside your body

October 13th, 2018 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

The flexible stamp can collect data that usually requires bulky, invasive equipment. The last time you had your blood pressure checked, it was probably at a doctor’s office with a bulky cuff wrapped around your arm. One day soon, perhaps, you will just need a simple stick-on patch on your neck, no bigger than a […]



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