“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.
“Researchers in Japan who have been developing a cell therapy for macular degeneration received support from health authorities to begin a clinical trial using donor-derived induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells converted to retinal cells. This will be the first trial
“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
“The White House is giving a big boost to proponents of a federal Right to Try law that they contend would give terminally ill patients easier access to medicines that haven’t won approval from the Food and Drug Administration.” From
“An international study, led by Macquarie University researchers Dr Edwin Lim and Professor Gilles Guillemin, has discovered the first blood biomarker – a chemical identifier in the blood – for multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating disorder of the central nervous
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
From Mashable: “The stem cells in our teeth can be energized to fill in chips, cracks, and cavities, researchers say, and the findings could one day make dental cement obsolete. The work has been conducted just in mice so far,
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
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
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!