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Meizu launches its $33 FitBit rival in China

Meizu is one of the larger Chinese smartphone manufacturers. Like its biggest competitor, Xiaomi, it specializes in selling highly-specced phones on the cheap. And now, with the Meizu Band, it’s getting into the fitness tracker market.<p>The Meizu Band does pretty much everything you’d expect a …

Wearable Tech

Strobe lighting provides a flicker of hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s

Exposure to flashing lights stimulates brain’s immune cells to clean up toxic proteins causing the disease, study finds<p>Strobe lighting has been shown to reduce levels of the toxic proteins seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in findings that raise the tantalising possibility of future non-invasive …

Dementia

The robot suit providing hope of a walking cure

Clothing that can help people learn how to walk again after a stroke is the brainchild of a Harvard team reinventing the way we use robot technology<p>Conor Walsh’s laboratory at Harvard University is not your everyday research centre. There are no bench-top centrifuges, no fume cupboards for removing …

Robotics

PlantVillage: Bilderkennung hilft Hobbygärtnern bei der Pflanzen-Diagnose

<b>Mit der Software PlantVillage sollen bald auch Nichtfachleute Erkrankungen von Pflanzen diagnostizieren können. Dabei hilft ein neuronales Netz.</b><p>Was …

Virtuelles "Baby-TV": Forscher kombinieren Ultraschall und MRT

<b>Ein virtueller Blick in den Mutterleib, fast als läge das Baby direkt vor einem? Eine neue Technik soll das zusammen mit einer Spezialbrille</b> …

Drones

3D-printed titanium hips will last longer with less pain

A mechanical engineering professor at McGill University has designed a new 3D-printed titanium hip replacement that will not only take the place of your aging femur, but can also fool the living bone into working harder for longer. According to the University, Damiano Pasini's femoral stem is …

3D Printing

Scientists Rig Spinach to Detect Land Mines

We're getting closer to making plants do whatever we want.<p>In a proof-of-concept that showcases the potential flexibility of plants, scientists at MIT have given spinach the ability to detect land mines.<p>In their findings published in the journal Nature Materials, the scientists describe their …

Science

Asthma tracking startup Propeller Health takes in $21.5 million to grow and go global

Imagine not being able to breathe and imagine that loss of breath coming out of nowhere. It’s a frightening position to be in, but one company, Propeller Health wants to help people head off asthma attacks and other respiratory conditions before they get to that point by watching every breath they …

Startups

The Cure for Cancer Is Data—Mountains of Data

A few years ago Eric Schadt met a woman who had cancer. It was an aggressive form of colon cancer that had come on quickly and metastasized to her …

Genetic Testing
Startups

DIY 'garage' scientists could unleash genetically-edited organisms into wild, warn experts

Garage scientists' could unleash dangerous genetically-modified organisms into the environment using unregulated technology which is already available online, a new report has warned.<p>The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that chemistry kits which allow genetic editing can already be bought online …

Genetics

Die Alzheimer-Krankheit: In Würde leben - trotz Alzheimer

Da die Lebenserwartung in der Bundesrepublik jährlich um etwa drei Monate ansteigt und hohes Alter der Hauptrisikofaktor für die Demenzen darstellt, …

Medikament gegen Alzheimer lässt in Tests Hirn-Plaques verschwinden

<b>Ein neuer Wirkstoff zur Behandlung von Alzheimer-Patienten zeigt in einer Pilotstudie großes Potenzial. Nun muss erforscht werden, ob sich mit ihm</b> …

Lichtblick im Kampf gegen Alzheimer

Ein neuer Antikörper räumt im Gehirn toxische Amyloid-Ablagerungen weg. Das zeigt eine Studie aus Zürich und den USA, die damit grosse Hoffnungen …

One Scientist’s Crazy Bet to Save the Bees: Join Monsanto

SCROLL DOWN<p>A Swarm of Controversy<p>In Their Struggle for Survival<p>Against Killer Mites, Bees Get<p>an Unlikely Ally: Monsanto<p>In Their Struggle for Survival …

Bees

Die neue Waffe gegen Bakterien

<b>Manche Viren fressen krankmachende Bakterien einfach auf. Sie sind die neue Hoffnung im Kampf gegen sich ausbreitende Antibiotika-Resistenzen.</b><p>Seit …

App lets visually impaired in India hear books in their native language

For the millions upon millions of visually impaired people in India, it can be difficult getting hold of the audiobook they want in the language they need it in. A project from Carnegie Mellon University and partners aims to fix that with a free, easily extensible Android app that can be quickly …

Apps

Should we wipe mosquitoes off the face of the Earth?

Even before the Zika virus, mosquitoes were the deadliest creatures on the planet. But gene modification means these blood suckers’ days might be numbered. Is it dangerous to talk about ‘editing nature’, or should we consider eradicating them for good?<p>When an Aedes aegypti mosquito bites you, she – …

Mosquitoes

Mit dem 3D-Printer gegen Arthrose

Mit dem 3D-Printer gegen ArthroseUS-Forscher arbeiten an einem Verfahren, mit dem sich Knorpel Schicht für Schicht ausdrucken lässt.

Withings’ incredibly sophisticated thermometer is now available

Even though Nokia acquired Withings for $190 million, the French company is going forward with its product releases. At CES, Withings announced the $100 Withings Thermo, a smart thermometer to track your fever. The device is launching today in Apple stores, on Apple’s website and on Withings’ …

Wearable Tech

Kinsa’s new Smart Elmo Thermometer is Sesame Street’s first connected device

A Sesame Street partnership is a big coup for any company – let alone one that’s only existed for four years and produced two Indiegogo-backed products. But Kinsa’s line of smart thermometers clearly struck a chord with the team behind everyone’s favorite educational monsters. The hardware …

Sesame Street

GlaxoSmithKline taps Apple’s ResearchKit for an arthritis study

A year and change after first showing off ResearchKit, Apple has finally found a big name drug company partner for its medical research platform. GlaxoSmithKline, the camel-cased conglomerate behind such pharmaceutical hits as Wellbutrin and Levitra, has signed on with the service to conduct …

Medicine

DARPA-funded prosthetic arm set to go on sale later this year

One of the world's most advanced prosthetics is set to hit the market later this year. The Luke arm was designed by Segway creator Dean Kamen with funding from DARPA, and has been under development for close to a decade. In 2014, it received approval from the FDA, and now, the company behind the …

Robotics

Apple will soon let you request medical records via HealthKit

If you’ve ever tried to get medical records from your doctor’s office, you likely know how frustrating it can be. Even if you do get access, it may be in some strange barely-readable format you can’t make sense of.<p>With iOS 10, you will be able to request those records directly from your iPhone, so …

Informatics

Photo-sharing app for health professionals, Figure1, adds direct messaging

Figure1, which started out as a photo-sharing app for medical professionals, has quietly added direct messaging to its platform, showing signs the startup wants to be more of a Facebook and less of an Instagram in its field.<p>Toronto- and New York-based Figure1 only allows full access to its platform …

Health Care

Healthcare booking platform DocPlanner scores $20M Series C and merges with Doctoralia

Europe’s DocPlanner, an online booking platform for healthcare appointments, has raised a $20 million Series C round, and at the same time is announcing a merger with Spain’s Doctoralia.<p>The new funding, which was led by Target Global, will be used for further international expansion and development …

Health Care

Telecom giant Telenor launches a digital health service for emerging markets

There’s a new company entering the mobile healthcare space in Asia, and it is perhaps an unlikely name. That’s because telecom giant Telenor has launched Tonic, a service that provides basic medical information as well as more sophisticated services.<p>Tonic has launched first in Bangladesh via …

Digital Health

Philips’ new connected toothbrush is designed with dentists in mind

Last month, dental technology startup ONVI introduced a toothbrush with a camera built in, so users could get a close up look at their teeth as they slowly rot away in their heads. This, thankfully, is not that.<p>In a lot of ways, Philips’ new smart toothbrush is similar Oral-B’s offering. The …

Dental Care