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Chronos can turn your old-school timepiece into a smartwatch — here's what it's like to use

I stress "beginning," as people who like wristwatches, particularly luxury ones, have separated their world into the Rolexes and Cartiers on one side and the more geeky smartwatches on the other.<p>In this context, the Apple Watch and various Android-powered devices should be considered the first wave …

This health and fitness startup is now a Harvard case study

GOQii, India's No. 1 health and fitness startup, is now a case study on the famed Harvard Business Publishing platform, a subsidiary of Harvard …

Alibaba Group

How one wrong hunch led to the creation of cocaine-resistant mice

Why do some cocaine users become addicts while others don't? One popular theory attributes it to poor judgement, which some studies suggest is due to …

Japan Is Tagging and Tracking the Elderly With Stickers

The oldest country in the world is taking new steps to keep their wandering elders in check: adding barcodes their thumbnail and toenails. It’s …

Hand-held breathalyzer identifies which foods don't agree with you

Different guts respond differently to certain foods – everyone's unique. And one way to work out which foods are causing bloating, abdominal pain, …

One of the most promising Alzheimer’s drug has failed in the last phase of clinical trials

Not many things can do this to the share price of a big pharma company:<p>The reason for the 15% drop in Eli Lilly’s share price is the announcement that its most promising Alzheimer’s drug in development, solanezumab, has failed in the final phase of clinical trials. If it had succeeded, it had the …

Dementia

Brain implant allows paralyzed monkey to walk

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have developed a neuroprosthetic interface that creates a wireless link between …

Researchers have figured out how to spot a self-loathing person by how they speak

We communicate in many ways, not just with our words. But nonverbal signals are often missed in conversation. Now, social scientists have found a way to train machines to spot the linguistic tics that show psychological distress.<p>John Pestian, a psychiatrist and expert in biomedical informatics at …

Mental Health

AI Cameras Are Catching Motorists Who Text And Drive

Startup Hikvision has developed a device called Modivius which can catch cars in a host of law-breaking behaviors

Startups

3D-Printed Hyperelastic Bone Is Like Duct Tape For Bone Surgeons

Growing new bone where none existed before has never been easier.<p>Hyperelastic bone is a new artificial biomaterial that can be 3D-printed and implanted into the body, where it will eventually be replaced by real bone. It’s flexible and has a shelf-life of around a year, but even better it’s dead …

3D Printing

Help from above: An AI that watches over first responders

The more information a firefighter has on a situation, the better they'll be as a first responder. Unfortunately, observing and processing that …

MIT's New Temporary Tattoos Turn Your Skin Into An Interface

Become a stylish cyborg with these glitzy skin-based controllers.<p>A new paper released by MIT Media Lab introduces DuoSkin, a temporary tattoo technology that enables people to create interfaces on their own skin. Inspired by metallic "flash tattoos," the team designed the technology with an eye …

New study shows breast tumors evolve in response to hormone therapy - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Many breast tumors grow in response to female hormones, especially estrogen. Drugs that reduce estrogen levels in the body often are effective in …

This Long-Term Cardiovascular Study Could Revolutionize the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

The "CANVAS" of type 2 diabetes care could be about to shift in a big way.<p>It may not incite the same amount of fear as cancer, but diabetes is a …

Japanese researchers 3D printing blood vessels and other complex tissues

Aug 6, 2016 | By Benedict<p>A number of Japanese research institutions have adopted 3D bioprinting techniques to produce 3D printed blood vessels and …

Breakthrough as scientists create first drug to halt Alzheimer's disease

A pill taken twice a day has stalled deterioration of the brain in Alzheimer’s patients for the first time.<p>Scientists announced that the mental decline of participants in a final-stage trial had been halted for 18 months, raising hopes that an effective treatment for the drug, called LMTX, is close …

Dementia

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you're intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you'll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information …

Dementia

Heart failure patients warned off over-the-counter medications

The 500,000 Britons who suffer from heart failure have been warned to avoid taking over-the-counter medications such as painkillers and cold remedies in case they endanger their health.<p>The warning, contained in new guidance produced by the American Heart Association (AHA), also identifies herbal …

Medicine

Six new medical technologies worth watching

From growing blood vessels in labs to applying advanced nanotechnology to cancer testing, here are some emerging technologies that could have a big …

Immune System

How a Canadian Pharmacist Is Planning to Overthrow the Tyranny of Doctors

Roger Simard wants to monitor every patient with smart wearables.<p>Roger Simard likes wearables. When I met the digital health entrepreneur and pharmacist at a downtown office building in Montreal, he was wearing four on his right arm: two name-brand fitness trackers and two prototypes. After showing …

Digital Health

US bioethicists just approved a human gene-editing trial—and Sean Parker is footing the bill

The biotech world just got one step closer to editing genes in humans.<p>On Tuesday (June 21), a panel from the US National Institutes of Health approved with one abstention a proposal from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to use gene-editing technology on immune cells from cancer …

Genetic Engineering

21 Incredibly Disturbing Facts About High Prescription Drug Prices

If you're not sick already, you will be.<p>The August 2016 issue of <i>Consumer Reports</i> features an in-depth, multi-prong investigation into why Americans …

A federal safety board just OK’d the first CRISPR trial to genetically alter humans

In the spring of 2015, a group of Chinese scientists modified the DNA of 54 embryos using CRISPR/Cas 9 technology. Twenty-eight of those embryos were successful, but 26 — nearly half of them — failed, setting off a heated debate throughout the scientific community on the ethics of altering human …

FDA Approves Weight Loss Stomach Pump AspireAssist to Combat Obesity

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new and unusual weight loss device Tuesday: an external pump that dumps part of the stomach contents into the toilet.<p>Some critics have called it “assisted bulimia” but the device, approved for use in very obese patients, helps them lose on average more …

Diabetes

Mongolia is changing all its addresses to three-word phrases

Mongolia will become a global pioneer next month, when its national post office starts referring to locations by a series of three-word phrases instead of house numbers and street names.<p>The new system is devised by a British startup called What3Words, which has assigned a three-word phrase to every …

Maps

Phone app that can detect heart attack a week out considered by NHS

A smartphone app that can tell if users are in danger of having a heart attack by the tone of their voice is being considered for use by the NHS.<p>Clinical trials of the software showed it accurately predicted admission to hospital for people with congestive cardiac failure one week before they were …

Medical Technology

Cancer sufferer riddled with 26 tumours is 'effectively cured' by radical new treatment

A cancer sufferer who was on the brink of death and riddled with 26 tumours has been “effectively cured” by radical therapy which triggers the body to heal itself.<p>The extraordinary case emerged as trials revealed a host of "unprecedented" advances using immunotherapy treatments at the world’s …

Wristify: Thermoelectric Wearable Would Reduce Energy Consumption

Could a wearable reduce air conditioning costs? Yes, say makers of Wristify Image: EMBR LabsAn artist's rendering of EMBR Labs' thermoelectric …