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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.

Scientists turn food poisoning microbe into powerful cancer fighter

“Cancer tends to stick around because it’s practically invisible to the body’s own defenses: The immune system doesn’t recognize the rogue cells because they aren’t foreign invaders. To activate the immune system to attack cancer, scientists have tried all sorts

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

This is a fantastic development, since many of the low hanging problems in healthcare are caused by human error. From Wired: “What had taken Patient Number Two’s doctors 16 years to find took Face2Gene just a few minutes. Face2Gene takes

Tiny wearable sensor measures blood flow

I’d like to see more of these kind of wearables: “Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) announced that it has developed one of the smallest known optical blood-flow sensors, which measures the volume of blood flow in subcutaneous tissue. With the

Genetic engineering to reverse aging

A great article from Nicholas Wade at the NYT: “At the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., scientists are trying to get time to run backward. Biological time, that is. In the first attempt to reverse aging by reprogramming the

Deep Learning Reinvents the Hearing Aid

AI is set to trigger a revolution in medicine. In this article from IEEE, you can read about how researchers “recently applied machine learning based on deep neural networks to the task of segregating sounds.” Great stuff!