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Medical Tourism 1 In 8 Int’l Trips By 2025

Share Email<p>Visa, in partnership with Oxford Economics, recently released a study exploring trends that are accelerating and reshaping the growth of …

Illumina’s Bid to Beat Cancer with DNA Tests

The world’s largest DNA sequencing company says it will form a new company to develop blood tests that cost $1,000 or less and can detect many types …

DNA

A Microchip in Your Medicine - News - Harvard Business School

<b>Brian Kenny:</b> In the 1966 film The Fantastic Voyage starring Raquel Welch, a submarine shrinks to microscopic size and ventures into the body of an …

Personalized Medicine Market Worth $149+ Billion by 2020 Covering Companion Diagnostic and Targeted Therapeutics

PUNE, India, Feb 10, 2016 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- PUNE, India, February 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --<p>The "Personalized Medicine, Targeted Therapeutics and Companion Diagnostic Market to 2019 - Strategic Analysis of Industry Trends, Technologies, Participants, and Environment" research report …

Personalized Medicine

A team of researchers developed a way to 3D print bone and muscle that survives when implanted

A new method of 3D printing can produce human-sized bone, muscle, and cartilage templates that survive when implanted into animals, researchers report.<p>“It has been challenging to produce human scale tissues with 3D printing because larger tissues require additional nutrition,” Dr. Anthony Atala …

Breakthroughs

Half The World's Population Will Be Short-Sighted by 2050

Time to go outside.<p>If current trends continue, half the world’s population (almost 5 billion) will be short-sighted in just over three decades, with …

Research

How virtual reality could transform healthcare

For those who ordered early, the long-awaited Oculus Rift starts shipping today, the HTC Vive is expected to officially ship April 5, and Sony’s …

Graphene patch monitors blood glucose and auto-injects treatment

If you were sitting around worrying that graphene might not be able to live up to its potential in electrochemical bio-sensing (and that has to be at …

Five Technologies That Will Disrupt Healthcare By 2020

<i>Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health program provides insight on the growth opportunities driven by innovative healthcare technology</i><p>The healthcare landscape is changing exponentially and the following technologies are expected to have far-reaching implications in terms of diagnostics, …

Digital Health

One fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025, predicts study

UK is on track to have the highest obesity levels in Europe, while a fifth of world’s obese adults live in six high-income English-speaking countries<p>About a fifth of all adults around the world and a third of those in the UK will be obese by 2025, with potentially disastrous consequences for their …

Diabetes

Digital technology pushes out frontiers of healthcare

While working on developing sensors to measure stress, Rosalind Picard and a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) made a startling …

'Biopen' lets doctors 3D print cartilage during surgery

If you need knee replacement surgery in the future, doctors may be able to create a custom-made joint from your own stem cells. A team from St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, have developed the Biopen, a type of 3D printer that uses "ink" made from hydrogel and stem cells. While 3D printing stem …

Medicine

Sensitive Biosensor Can Diagnose Certain Cancers and Other Diseases in a Matter of Minutes

Diseases like cancer, when detected in their early stages, have more treatment choices, and there is a good chance of complete recovery.<p>In a big …

Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people by 2050 if things don’t change—fast

In November of 2015, scientists in southeastern China were combing through bacterial samples collected from hospitals in the Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces when they discovered something that would immediately grab the attention of the entire medical community.<p>Many of the bacteria collected were …

Medicine

50 million years of work could be lost to mental illness by 2030, says World Health Organisation report

Around 12 billion working days – or 50 million years of work – will be lost to mental illness each year from now until 2030, according to a new report.<p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) study found that a failure to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety is costing the global economy $925 …

Implantable device delivers drugs directly to the cancer site - Factor

Russia wants to talk about hacking<p>Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has said it is vital that an international convention is created on …

Shape of 3D Printed Medication Changes Rate of Diffusion, Absorption

Some might remember Alanis Morissette’s album “Jagged Little Pill,” released in 1995, with “All I Really Want,” “You Oughta Know,” “You Learn,” “Not …

The longevity revolution

Written By<p>“Current levels of longevity are totally unprecedented,” says Professor James Vaupel, founding director of the Max Planck Institute for …

Tiny Remote-Controlled Skin Implant Provides Birth Control for 16 Years

Soon, women will have a new option for birth control—a microchip that lasts for 16 years and can be turned on and off.<p>This microchip measures just 20 …

Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Ray Kurzweil, Google's chief futurist, laid out what he thinks the next few decades will look like in an interview with Playboy.<p>Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 …

Singularity

The Global Cost of Untreated Mental Illness Is $1 Trillion Per Year

You know the World Health Organization best for its role in response to infectious-disease epidemics, or perhaps for the actors who play WHO roles in …

New nanoparticle drug-delivery approach holds potential for treating obesity

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed nanoparticles that can deliver antiobesity drugs directly to fat tissue. …

MIT

Medical Tourism Expected to Triple by 2019

Medical tourism has become increasingly popular in recent years as we see the globalization of modern medicine take off, as well as the continued …

Will Personalized Medicine Hit Its Stride Within Two Years?

May 06, 2016 - Two years may be all it will take for personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, to achieve critical mass, according to …

Hacking Cancer, Aging by Reprogramming Human Biology

Scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute are currently working on proof of concept experiments by reprogramming stem cells as a treatment for …

Engineers take first step toward flexible, wearable, tricorder-like device

The Chem-Phys patch monitors both biochemical and electric signals in the human body at the same time -- a first<p>Engineers at the University of …

The Coming Reality of Age Reversal

Call it what you will: age manipulation, age shifting, senescence reversal, enhanced regeneration, youth inducement, rejuvenation, resurrection, or …