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Google teams up with health firm to develop AI surgical robots

Google has struck a deal with the healthcare company Johnson & Johnson to develop surgical robots that use artificial intelligence.<p>Google’s life sciences division will work with Johnson & Johnson’s medical device company, Ethicon, to create a robotics-assisted surgical platform to help doctors in …

Artificial Intelligence

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

Wearable Tech

Eleven hospital trusts named in DNA sequencing project

The NHS has named the first 11 hospital trusts that will map DNA on a scale never before attempted by sequencing the genomes of tens of thousands of patients, in a project that promises to transform the understanding of cancer and rare diseases.<p>As part of the three-year initiative, an estimated …

Researchers read and write brain activity with light

Neuroscientists at UCL have developed an ‘all-optical’ method for simultaneous recording and alteration of nervous impulses in the living brain.<p>A team of neuroscientists at University College London has developed a new way of simultaneously recording and manipulating the activity of multiple cells …

Arrowhead, Despite Ailing Stock, Reloads in RNAi Hepatitis B Fight

Arrowhead Research has had a rough couple of months, but that hasn’t put CEO Christopher Anzalone in panic mode—far from it.<p>The Pasadena, CA-based …

Can Viruses Treat Cancer?

In 1904 a woman in Italy confronted two life-threatening events: first, diagnosis with cancer of the uterine cervix, then a dog bite. Doctors …

Mutant models: Physics, statistics and genetics come together to reveal cancer's strategies

Nate Silver and Richard Feynman walk into a bar and bump into a biologist... While this may sound like the setup to some late-night nerd sketch, …

Cloud computing is coming for your DNA, and it will lead to better drugs and health care

DNAnexus, a Mountain View-based startup that leverages the cloud to turn raw DNA sequences into useful data, announced today that Regeneron Genetics …

The Price of Staying Alive For the Next 3 Hours

How much do you reckon you’d pay not to be dead three hours from now? That probably depends. If you’re 25 and healthy, a whole lot. If you’re 95 and …

Exclusive: Software issue casts doubt over data used to approve some drugs

LONDON (Reuters) - The reliability of clinical tests used to win approval for some medicines — particularly generic copies of original drugs — could be in doubt due to an apparent software glitch that may mean data was calculated incorrectly.<p>An official at the London-based European Medicines Agency …

Roche's Perjeta helps breast cancer patients live a record-setting 15.7 months longer

These days, even expensive cancer treatments don't necessarily deliver show-stopping study results when it comes to actually extending patients' …

Die Versäumnisse der Pharmabranche

Arzneikonzerne Die Versäumnisse der Pharmabranche<p>Eitelkeit, Wankelmut und Eigennutz haben die deutsche Pharmabranche behindert. Doch an der nötigen …

Wirtschaft

TVM Life Science Ventures VII Raises US $201.6 Million at Final Closing - TVM Capital Life Science Venture Capital

<b>Fund focuses on achieving human clinical proof-of-concept for early stage drug development projects, following a capital efficient investment</b> …

Bacteria in space could help create new vaccines - CNN.com

One challenge for astronauts is keeping well nourished and free of infection, especially on long-duration manned missions.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Staying healthy in space<p>Life support<p>Breeding bacteria<p>Spirulina<p>Super germs<p>Space Salmonella<p>Super food?<p><i>Editor's note: Since originally publishing this story, we have</i> …

Cost a focus as GSK takes lead in new wave of biotech lung drugs

LONDON (Reuters) - A new group of biotech lung drugs that have produced promising results in clinical tests are now up against the issue of how cost-effective that are.<p>A British Airways airplane flies past a signage for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in London April 22, 2014. …

Video: Paralyzed Rats Walk Again, Now Farther Than Ever

Scientists found that fluctuating the electrical signal to the rodents' paralyzed legs can make them step higher and walk for longer.<p>Like a severed telephone line (from back in the days when phones had wires), a spinal cord injury can cut off communication between the brain and the rest of the body …

Algorithms

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transkript.de berichtet aktuell über die Biotechnologie: Nachrichten aus Wirtschaft, Finanzmarkt, Forschung und Politik, sowie anwendungsbezogene …

Japanese Research Scandal Involving Novartis Blood Pressure Drug Widens

The Japanese scandal over research using the Novartis blockbuster hypertension drug Diovan (valsartan) continues to widen. The first major figure brought down in the scandal was Hiroaki Matsubara, a prominent cardiologist and researcher at Kyoto Prefectural University in Japan, who resigned from …

Tom Still: Funding drought may be ending for biotech

For much of the Great Recession and beyond, biotechnology was out of favor among angel and venture capitalists. Software and Internet deals became …

Warning for the Curious

R&D pioneer tackles the next hurdle in gene therapy: Paying for $1M-plus drugs

Over the last few years, new vector technology has helped inspire a wave of biotech startups involved in developing gene therapies. Now, worried that …

„Wir haben verstanden, wer Geld für unsere Produkte zahlt“

Interview. Es fing mit einem Medikamenten-Informationsportal an, heute verdient Diagnosia Geld mit einer Klinik-Software. Marco Vitula über die …

Wirtschaft

The birth of a cluster : Trade Secrets

Hopefully you read my latest post, and how I practically demanded the appearance of local clusters of biotechnology, with research and innovation …