Giulia_Meneghin

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Training microbes to hunt out cancer and pollutants

Microbe engineering - genetically programming microbial cells to carry out specific jobs - is becoming faster and cheaper. As a result, biologists …

Parkinson's protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

<b>A test of how sticky a protein molecule is could help diagnose the early stages of Parkinson's disease, a study from the University of Edinburgh suggests.</b><p>Scientists said early work on a small number of samples proved very accurate.<p>Sticky clumps of the molecule are found in the brain cells of people …

Dementia

When your phone is your doctor, who owns your health records?

Today's smartphones increasingly resemble the handheld medical scanners of a science-fiction future. But as our always-on devices transform medicine, …

Why stop at five senses? Tech is letting us hack our brains to give us 'superpowers'

Many people claim to have a sixth sense, whether it's being able to predict the weather or that they can just 'sense' something bad is about to …

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Nintendo Wii Board to Help Balance Exoskeleton Users

Exoskeleton technology is a promising one for paralyzed people to get up on their feet and start walking. Though they may look like autonomous …

The Medical Futurist

The Future

Remember the ice bucket challenge? It just funded an ALS breakthrough

The ALS Association says money raised by viral charity challenge, dismissed as ‘slacktivism’ by many, has helped identify a new gene associated with the disease<p>It is often easy to dismiss viral charity campaigns as “slacktivism”, which lacks in real-world impact (we never did catch the warlord …

Doctors Without Borders’ Crowdsourced App Brings Help To Crisis Areas

Mapswipe is a platform that lets anyone view satellite imagery of conflict zones and mark where they see houses and settlements

Doctors Without Borders

Smart stitches send doctors information on wounds as they heal

These stitches are snitches<p>Visions of the future of medicine often involve digital sensors that constantly monitor patients, but not many people imagine that these sensors could be stitched directly into us. But that's the suggestion of a team of researchers from Tufts University, who have …

Clearest ever 'map' of the human brain reveals 100 hidden regions

The brain is a mysterious organ that has intrigued neuroscientists for a century and now a new map has discovered it is even more complex than first …

Changes in the teenage brain give clues to mental health issues

MRI scans might help to pin-point the first signs of mental health problems in teenagers, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from University …

Vital signs

With many more people living longer but developing multiple, complex long-term conditions, it has become more important than ever to ensure health …

Digital Health

Better Than Opioids? Virtual Reality Could Be Your Next Painkiller - MIT Technology Review

Not so far in the future, your doctor might prescribe playing a few games in virtual reality to ease aches and pains, rather than popping a …

Virtual Reality

Game of Genomes: An epic quest to crack the mysteries of our DNA

walked into a conference room at Yale not long ago to find eight graduate students and postdoctoral researchers waiting for me on either side of a …

Fighting cancer with AI: WIRED Stories Episode 3

• Add to iTunes<br>• Subscribe via RSS<br>• Download<p>Love WIRED's features but don't always have time to read them? Let us do the reading for you. The setup of …

Why digital health should care about genomics

Thanks to ongoing advancements in the field of genomics and unprecedented interest from a range of stakeholders including health systems, …

Digital Health

Making progress on cybersecurity in Europe - European Commission

The PPP will include members from national, regional and local public administrations, research centres and academia. One of its main objectives is …

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Chinese Startup Wants to Predict Your Health With a Digital DNA Avatar

Wang Jun spent 16 years expanding the world’s understanding of what living things are made of -- sequencing genomes including those of the giant …

News

The promise of digital health in LMICs

Having started my career as an emergency physician in countries across Africa — from Angola and Mozambique, to the Sudan and the Caucasus — I was …

Digital Health

Business News, India Stock Market, Personal Finance, IPO, Financial News Headlines

A day after an alleged contact number of UIDAI mysteriously crept into the mobile phones of millions of Indians, the Unique Identification Authority …

What happens to data gathered by health and wellness apps?

Medical Journals

ERs are proving ground for patient data sharing initiatives to cut costs

Almost every day, a patient comes into Dr. Arthur Sorrell’s San Francisco emergency room still wearing a wristband from another hospital …

Alameda County

Abortion demand soars in countries hit by Zika outbreak, study finds

Women in Latin America, where abortion is often illegal, are seeking online help in unprecedented numbers in response to the virus linked to birth defects<p>Demand for abortions has soared among women living in countries hit by the spread of the Zika virus who fear having a baby with severe birth …

Zika vaccine approved for human trials

Interim results from the trial, which will involve 40 healthy adults, are expected later this year. Testing in mice and monkeys has shown the vaccine …

Public Health

First human Crispr gene-editing trial gets early approval

Gene-editing technology Crispr could be close to a human trial, with a University of Pennsylvania study receiving ethical approval from the US …

Genetic Engineering