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Watch: Robotics offer clues to fixing gait after stroke - Futurity

Researchers are using rehabilitation robotics and motion capture cameras to study how someone with an impaired gait can adapt their walking patterns.

Robotics

Here are some ways to upgrade yourself, one body part at a time - MIT Technology Review

There are now countless ways for us to augment our bodies, some as wince-worthy as implanting a chip under your skin or as simple as strapping on …

Medical Technology

Finding the Perfect Pace for Product Launches

Early this fall, if tradition holds, Apple will introduce one or more new iPhones—an unveiling that’s among the year’s biggest events in consumer electronics. The smartphone helped make Apple the world’s most valuable company, even though Samsung and other rivals introduce new products much more …

Equations

Muscular dystrophy could be the next disease to get whacked by gene therapy

Four boys have received a gene-replacement treatment for muscular dystrophy, and it’s stoking hopes that scientists will cure this disease for</b> …

Molecular Biology

Key first steps taken to unleash digital medicine’s potential

<b>This year, physicians have more opportunity to use new technology that can improve patient care with additional codes approved by the Current</b> …

Digital Health

The Economics of Healthcare Systems: 6 Trends Entrepreneurs Should Know

“Health is the greatest of human blessings” — Hippocrates<p>The US spent $3.5 trillion — nearly 18% of GDP — on healthcare in 2017. Healthcare spending …

Health Care

Virtual Reality in Nursing Education – A Look at VES Available Through Pocket Nurse

Today the team from Pocket Nurse shares how one of the newest and most exciting tools that is being introduced into nursing simulation labs is …

Virtual Reality

The big picture: We're getting closer to AI doctors

It’s not unrealistic to think that 80% of what doctors do will be replaced by algorithms and artificial intelligence. The idea, evangelized by …

Artificial Intelligence

Findings in science, health reporting often overstated on social media

Spin. Clickbait. Exaggerated headlines. The rise of social media such as Facebook and Twitter has changed how health-related research and news is …

Social Media

China’s Investors Pour Into Western Biotech Startups

The investments are fueling a flush funding market for Western drug, device and diagnostic firms—and concerns about valuation and risk<p>Fledgling biotechs and medical-technology startups in the U.S. and Europe have found a new source of funding for their costly research: China.<p>Foreign health-care …

Venture Capital

Parents sent their 9-year-old daughter to rehab after she became addicted to playing 'Fortnite'

A nine-year-old girl living in the UK was sent to an addiction rehabilitation program after becoming addicted to "Fortnite," the wildly popular video game with more than 125 million players, the girl's parents told British newspaper The Sunday People.<p>The girl's mother, Carol (whose last name was …

Mental Health

How Startups Survive In Expensive Cities Like NYC, SF And Boston

Some of the most successful companies in the world were started in major hubs like New York, San Francisco, and Boston, and for good reason. A big city provides a melting pot of ideas and perspectives, and it also gives you access to an endless supply of customers who may want what you’re …

Startups

Twenty Tips for Startup Success, Part Eight: Be Cautious With Your Ideas

In the seventh part of my series, I discussed getting signed contracts to protect your business from potential legal disputes. In this post, I’ll cover protecting your company’s sensitive intellectual property from potential theft or disclosure.<p>The idea of turning your great idea into a product and …

Intellectual Property

Posting prices may help both surgeons and patients - Futurity

Price transparency could boost business for surgeons as well as patient satisfaction.

Medicine

Drowning in Work? Here’s How to Ask a Colleague for Help.

Raise your hand if you have an insurmountable pile of projects on your to-do list and an inbox so terrifying to behold that you can hardly bear to behold it.<p><i>Cue the sea of arms waving wildly.</i><p>You have too much to do. You can’t do it alone. You need people to help you. <i>Why aren’t they helping …

Self-help

She often harbored suicidal thoughts. Now, this teen is using technology to fight them

<b>(CNN) —</b> For almost half her life, Amanda Southworth has been battling demons.<p>She's fought off anorexia, anxiety and depression. And many times, when the demons overwhelmed her, she says she tried to take her own life.<p>"It was really like getting dug into a hole," she said. "The longer it goes on, …

Mental Health

You're Odds of Succeeding Improve When You Create a Success Plan

People seldom achieve anything significant by stumbling around day to day.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Definition of "planning": A detailed proposal for doing or achieving something.<p>If you think about it, this could mean a lot of different things to a lot …

Motivation

I Took 400 Meetings With Investors to Get My Startup Funded. Here's What I Learned.

Here are five strategies that early stage entrepreneurs can adopt as they begin fundraising for their company.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yep, you read that headline right -- 400 meetings with investors. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has raised seed …

Investing

Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression

Could common prescription medications be contributing to depression and rising suicide rates?<p>Over one-third of Americans take at least one prescription drug that lists depression as a potential side effect, a new study reports, and users of such drugs have higher rates of depression than those who …

University of Illinois

Breakthrough research answers mysteries behind vital cancer-suppressing gene

A breakthrough study from researchers at the University of Melbourne has uncovered a vital genetic mechanism that sheds light on how a vital …

Cancer

Digital Health: Easy Entry, Difficult Exit

We’ve seen a good deal of investment in health tech in 2017. If fact, it’s a record at almost $6 billion with many deals exceeding $100 million as reported by Rock Health.<p>There’s lots of cash pouring into a system that’s craving innovation. And beyond the influx of capital, we have the likes of …

Digital Health

Magic Leap Live Recap: Magic Leap One Hardware | Magic Leap

We hope you’re spending the first Wednesday of every month tuning into Magic Leap Live, our livestream series for creators, by creators here at Magic …

Augmented Reality

How You Can Raise Robot-Proof Children

There will still be jobs in the future. Just make sure your child is ready for them.<p>Parents worry about a lot of things—like whether their children will get into college, or become drug addicts, or get abducted by strangers. But I spend a lot more time worrying that my children are going to live …

Study Skills

Synthetic blood will keep trauma victims alive for up to 48 hours

Despite numerous advances in emergency medical care over the past decade, humans are still susceptible to bleeding out like Hefty bags filled with vegetable soup. This is especially problematic when people are seriously injured in remote areas or combat operations. Some 17,000 people die from …

Medicine

Apple is giving medical researchers and app developers new ways to prevent diseases

Apple said on Monday that its new health records service, which lets patients store personal medical data on their phone, will soon be open to app …

Medical Technology

Antibiotics greatly reduce effectiveness of immunotherapy for cancer – study

Cancer patients who took antibiotics during immunotherapy treatment lived about half as long as those who avoided the drugs, a new UK study of more than 300 people has found.<p>Researchers said the new work underscores the importance of taking antibiotics only when medically necessary, and shows …

Cancer

Scientists Just 3D Printed a Human Cornea Using Stem Cells

These 3d printed artificial corneas could help millions restore their vision.<p>Researchers have created the most advanced artificial cornea ever using 3D printing and human stem cells. The technology, if successfully developed, could help millions of people around the world see a clearer future.<p>The …

Stem Cells

Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth

SAN FRANCISCO — In the three months before she was even born, Elianna Constantino received five blood transfusions and a bone-marrow transplant. All were given with a needle passed through her mother’s abdomen and uterus, into the vein in her umbilical cord.<p>Elianna, born Feb. 1 with a robust cry …

Medicine

Alphabet's Verily has hired top execs to bring its science research into hospitals and homes

Verily, Alphabet's life sciences arm, has beefed up its advisory board and leadership team as it looks to move beyond research and development and …

Digital Health