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November 21st, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Fabrics may soon be able to yield more health data than devices


Data from smart apparel will begin carving a health roadmap for the wearer.

What if your outfit made more than a fashion statement? Thanks to miniaturization and state-of-the-art integration of electronics, smart clothing is a burgeoning new space in which sensors are now fixed, woven, and embedded into everyday wear. Hap Klopp, founder of North Face, says, “Fabrics will generate more data than devices in the next 10 years.” Many analysts estimate large-scale adoption by 2020.

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November 13th, 2014 at 9:09 am

Surgeons transplant ‘dead’ hearts into patients for the first time ever

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A specialized fluid and pump has been developed that provide the heart with oxygen, reducing damage and preserving the tissue.

Two Australian patients have had hearts successfully transplanted that had been dead for over 20 minutes thanks to a new method of preservation. The ability to save hearts that have stopped beating will drastically widen the amount of organs available, possibly suiting the needs of 30% of those on the transplant wait list. The research was a joint effort between Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital, with Professor Bob Graham leading the team.


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November 8th, 2014 at 8:23 am

Health tech’s promise to patients – pay doctors for results, not treatment


Thanks to technological advancements in health care, the industry has made remarkable progress in the understanding, detection and treatment of disease, in recent decades.  Given that the majority of Americans are healthy most of the time, one might expect that medical progress would dramatically reduce the cost of health care due to preventative education, early detection and more effective treatments.


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November 5th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Sweat sensors may bring medical diagnostics to wearables


Sweat contains a trove of medical information.

Sweat leaves unsightly blotches on our clothes, drips down our faces, and makes us stink. It cools us when we overheat, but most of the time we think of it purely as an inconvenience. But, soon we may learn to like our sweat a lot more, or at least what it can reveal about our health.


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October 30th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Top 11 facts shaping the global mobile industry


MEF findings paint a global picture of the mobile content and commerce industry.

MEF is the global community for mobile content and commerce. They will launch their findings of their 4thannual Global Consumer Survey in November at MEF Global Forum 2014, which connects international mobile leaders in the heart of Silicon Valley.



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October 28th, 2014 at 10:55 am

Frozen poop pills can help fight life-threatening intestinal infections

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The frozen pills take the place of fecal transplants.

A new study has found that just two days of a treatment with poop in pill form can cure a dangerous infection that kills 14,000 Americans per year.



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October 22nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Why this is the best moment in history to be born in 23 charts

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There seems to be bad news everywhere you look these days. Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart. Between Ebola, climate change, Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, and the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria.



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October 14th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Invisibles, not wearables, will revolutionize healthcare

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Invisibles will create a world in which we don’t see technology or sensors.

Digital technology is on the verge of disrupting medicine in profound ways with the introduction late last month of  Apple HealthKit and other digital health solutions coming onto the market.



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October 13th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease reversed with lifestyle changes


This is the first time researchers have been able to reverse the memory loss caused by the disease.

The first time ever, huge lifestyle interventions seems to have reversed memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease in some patients.. The findings stemmed from the joint efforts of a team from UCLA’s Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.


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October 4th, 2014 at 8:35 am

The global impact of AI-driven mental health care

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Ellie is the world’s first AI-psychologist. Developed by DARPA and researchers at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies. Ellie is a diagnostic tool capable of reading 60 non-verbal cues a second—everything from eye-gaze to face tilt to voice tone—in the hopes of identifying the early warning signs of depressions and (part of the long term goal) stemming the rising tide of soldier suicide.



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