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September 9th, 2014 at 11:24 am

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


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


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


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


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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July 25th, 2014 at 9:26 am

Human Longevity wants to make 100 the new 60 and have healthier people living longer


Human Longevity doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older.

Dr. Robert Hariri, who once worked directing cell therapy operations at Celgene, a biopharmaceutical company is teaming up with Craig Venter, and engineer Dr. Peter Diamandis, chairman of the X Prize Foundation. Karen Nelson, who headed the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), will lead the microbiome team. They launched a new company called Human Longevity Inc.


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July 24th, 2014 at 8:55 am

Researchers develop new process that raises prospects of 3D printed bone grafts

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3D printing could help mend broken bones.

One of the 3D printing health applications of 3D printing discussed the most is the manufacturing of bespoke scaffolds that could be used to mend broken bones. It’s promising, but it  has been held back by the difficulties in printing materials that are strong, flexible and can encourage the regrowth of healthy bone in the same way as current methods, such as bone grafts.



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July 24th, 2014 at 8:32 am

How humans have changed over the past 100 years


(Some) people have grown taller

People are getting taller and they are also fatter than ever and live longer than at any time in history. And all of these changes have occurred in the past 100 years, scientists say.



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July 15th, 2014 at 8:06 am

Health issues stress Americans more than anything else


Health overwhelmed financial problems in terms of causes of stress.

We are all stressed. Work can get some people down, and of course money is something we all worry about. But Americans with health issues are more likely to experience a great deal of stress than anyone else, according to a recent poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and NPR.



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