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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

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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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September 9th, 2014 at 11:24 am

DARPA ElectRx program explores new neuromodulation technology to help the body heal itself

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The new Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx)  (pronounced “electrics”) DARPA program aims to develop new high-precision, minimally invasive technologies for modulating nerve circuits to restore and maintain human health, initiated in support of the President’s brain initiative.

 

 

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September 8th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Why taking breaks can make you happier, more focused, and more productive

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Breaks keep us from getting bored.

You probably don’t want to take a break right now because you are too busy. Reading this post is probably one of the many tabs you have open on your browser right now. And, your to-do list is likely close by and packed with tasks.

 

 

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August 30th, 2014 at 8:10 am

New nanobots hunt down and destroy cancerous tumors

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Small weaponized robots, swarm into the human body, hunt down malignant tumors and destroy them.

An army of tiny weaponized robots traveling around a human body, hunting down malignant tumors and destroying them from within sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel. But research in Nature Communications today from the University of California Davis Cancer Center shows the prospect of that being a realistic scenario may not be far off.

 

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August 27th, 2014 at 10:52 am

Doctor-patient video consultations will triple from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015

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Doctor-patient video consultations will exceed 130M in 2018.

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates said, “the number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018. The connected health markets are experiencing tremendous growth both in end-user connected devices and on the institutional side, and the early collaboration with our Charter Sponsors helped us focus our first-year event as a key industry forum to connect the technology industry with healthcare stakeholders.”

 

 

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August 13th, 2014 at 9:12 am

Can the body be maintained indefinitely?

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The body is a machine.

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is cofounder and Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and to him the body is a machine. Just as a restored classic car can celebrate its hundredth birthday in peak condition, in the future, we’ll maintain our bodies’ cellular components to stave off the diseases of old age and live longer, healthier lives.

 

 

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August 6th, 2014 at 11:52 am

Chemotherapy will be obsolete in 20 years as scientists launch DNA project

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Scientists launch a new landmark project to map the genetic causes of disease.

Within 20 years, chemotherapy will be obsolete. Scientists have predicted the end of chemotherapy after launching a landmark project to map 100,000 genomes to find the genes responsible for cancer and rare diseases.

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