App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes

More digital medicine. From Engadget: “Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start to

The Drive for Perfect Children Gets a Little Scary

Here’s a thoughtful piece by Tyler Cowan on genetic engineering. He says, “There’s a lot of innovation going on in China these days, but perhaps not all of it is good. Chinese fertility centers are going well beyond American practices,

‘Alexa, What’s Wrong With Me?’

Remember how Amazon made shopping so much easier? Well, it won’t be too long (hopefully — as long as regulators don’t put up roadblocks) until AI moves into helping with medical care, an industry that desperately needs a disruption. Below

Patient uses fat stem cells to repair his wrist

From CNN: “Marlette developed cysts and holes in the bones of his wrist. Doctors prescribed anti-inflammatory medications, but they only managed the pain, doing nothing to actually heal the problem. One day, his doctor, Dr. Bob Van Demark at Sanford

CRISPR Eliminates HIV in Live Animals

From GEN News: “Due to their innate nature to hide away and remain latent for extended periods of time, HIV infections have proven notoriously difficult to eliminate. Yet now, new data released from a research team led by investigators at

Microbe transfer makes aged fish live longer

From Nature: “It may not be the most appetizing way to extend life, but researchers have shown for the first time that older fish live longer after they consumed microbes from the poo of younger fish. The findings were posted

Old blood can be made young again and it might fight aging

From New Scientist: “BLOOD from the young seems to have healing powers, but how can we harness them without relying on donors? The discovery of a protein that keeps blood stem cells youthful might help.” […] “When Geiger’s team examined

Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting sick

“New research from Stanford shows that fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors can tell when an individual’s heart rate, skin temperature and other measures are abnormal, suggesting possible illness.” Read more here.