Jakob Boije

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Intel Aims at Blockchain Integration For Entire Healthcare Industry

Intel, the $167 bln US-based chip manufacturer and technology company, has officially secured a partnership with Healthcare transaction service …

IBM Watson thinks it can use AI to fight opioid addiction

IBM Watson Health and MAP Health Management are working together to bring Watson’s data expertise to bear on curbing substance abuse and addiction in …

How the healthcare industry can benefit from blockchain

Clinisent, a healthcare start-up located on Belfast’s Waring Street, has raised a total of £1.65m in the last 18 months. Investors saw the company’s …

Trigger For Autoimmune Disease Identified

<i>Summary: Researchers have discovered a possible trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn’s disease and MS. Findings may explain how women</i> …

What happened when Alzheimer’s patients were treated for the diseases we actually have cures for

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. What they found was striking. Although the size of the study was small, every participant demonstrated such marked improvement …

Google's DeepMind and the NHS: A glimpse of what AI means for the future of healthcare

The Google subsidiary has struck a series of deals with organisations in the UK health service -- so what's really happening?<p>Healthcare has always …

Congress is trying to fight a $289 billion preventable epidemic that's killing Americans

The phenomenon currently takes around 125,000 lives and costs the medical community somewhere between $100-289 billion a year. The problem is rather pervasive, with over 50 percent of patients neglecting their prescription schedules and has the potential to get worse. Nearly half of all Americans …

Google is using its deep learning tech to diagnose disease

And it performs (slightly) better than human doctors do<p>If you give a computer enough photos and the right algorithm, it can learn to see. And if the photos show damaged eyes, the computer can learn to diagnose eye disease even better than humans can.<p>People with diabetes frequently suffer from a …

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.<p>But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to …

Medicine

Global Consultancies Are Buying Up Agencies and Reshaping the Brand Marketing World

In the waning weeks of 2015, Mike Barrett, president of San Francisco agency Heat, and his partners, John Elder and Steve Stone, faced the biggest …

Lean Startup Is Dead -- Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Innovation

Find a new low price for your medication

Use Blink Health to find prescription drug prices, discounts and information. The Blink Price is accepted at local pharmacies serving every community …

3 ways America is trying to get its drug-price problem under control

Closing loopholes<p>Last week, the FDA updated its generic drug approval process to try to keep massive price increases on old drugs in check.<p>The updated document details a way to speed up the review process for certain generic drug applications. Specifically, it will apply to potential alternatives …

Pharma

Technology could redefine the doctor-patient relationship

Advances in clinical uses of artificial intelligence (AI) could have two profound effects on the global medical workforce.<p>AI, which mimics cognitive functions such as learning and problem-solving, is already making inroads into the NHS. In north London it is piloting use of an app aimed at users of …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Cloud unveils its custom security chip, new security features

Its innovations in security should not only allay concerns but encourage cloud migration, Google says at the Google Next conference.<p>Business leaders …

Cancer Pill Gleevec Keeps Patients Alive and Well for a Decade

Everyone hopes and wishes for that last-minute cancer breakthrough that will save doomed patients. It almost never actually happens. With Gleevec, it did.<p>The once-a-day pill turned chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, from a certain death sentence into a manageable disease. Now data shows it’s …

Action of "gatekeeper" cells could be ground zero for Alzheimer's

In the hunt for a cause and cure for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative ailments, much attention has been focused on sticky proteins …

Why AI is about to make some of the highest-paid doctors obsolete

According to a recent New England Journal of Medicine article, radiology and pathology are particularly susceptible to the power of machine …

Machine Learning

First FDA Approval For Clinical Cloud-Based Deep Learning In Healthcare

The first FDA approval for a machine learning application to be used in a clinical setting is a big step forward for AI and machine learning in healthcare and industry as a whole.<p>Arterys’s medical imaging platform has been approved to be put into use to help doctors diagnose heart problems. It uses …

Machine Learning

Bye-bye fillings! Alzheimer’s drug lets teeth repair themselves

Dentistry has come a long way since the bad old days when they’d whip out all your teeth at the slightest excuse. But while that may true, many of us …

Alzheimer's Disease

Moby Lets You Download 4 Hours of Ambient Music to Help You Sleep, Meditate, Do Yoga & Not Panic

Back in May, I wrote about the damaging effects stress has on the body, and the scientifically-validated power of yoga and meditation to undo them. …

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa

But then what? Adding to your shopping list? Setting timers? Asking about the weather? Great, but it's pretty similar to Siri in what it can do, and using your voice to buy things from Amazon isn't super exciting.<p>Alexa can do so much more than that, especially for your home. With the help from …

How to successfully launch a rare disease drug in a patient-centric world

While all drug launches are complex, launches of rare disease treatments are particularly so. Our experience suggests that companies that launch rare …

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

Scar-Free Healing Is Almost Here

Scientists have figured out how to make scars heal like regular skin.<p>Scars have been a persistent problem for people healing from injuries and surgery for all of human existence. But that might be about to change. New research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, …

University of Pennsylvania

Plaque-busting plants take on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

The fight against the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases may have just gotten a new weapon from both a land-based and …

Cheating death can cost $275,000 as cancer leads drug sales

The drugs are a game-changer for some patients, helping them live more than twice as long. They're also expensive: from $US12,500 to $US13,100 a …

Is Apple getting Siri-ous in the face of Amazon's Alexa Echo?

There's a new gold rush in tech, related to voice assistance and a voice-first interface for everything we do at home, in the car and while out and …

These 3 Ugly Patent Battles Could Rock Biopharma's 2017

News that a federal judged had ordered French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi and partner Regeneron (regn) to stop selling their latest cholesterol …