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Smartphone-wielding Dr. Eric Topol diagnoses his own kidney stone

You’re Dr. Eric Topol, a pioneer in the use of smartphones in medicine. Several years ago, you gained nationwide attention when you used a smartphone …

San Diego

Is This Traditional Japanese Eating Habit the Secret to Aging Well?

If you're not yet familiar with the three Japanese words "hari hachi bu," it's time to add them to your vocabulary. The Confucian Okinawan adage …

Longevity

Beta-Blocker Lab Mistake May Lead to Skin Cancer Drug

Carvedilol has been used to help lower blood pressure. Now the beta-blocker may be a useful drug to treat skin cancer.<p>Carvedilol is a beta-blocker …

Cancer

Scientists discover gene that blocks spread of colon cancer

April 21, 2017 • by Jane Butler<p>Researchers from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the University of Nice, France, have discovered the …

Cancer

Prepare for the Digital Health Revolution

Illustration by molistudio<p>Telemedicine<p><i>How health care is transcending physical walls.</i><p>At the turn of the 20th century, getting a checkup in America …

Digital Health

We Are Entering the Era of the Brain Machine Interface

“Sharing your thoughts” takes on new meaning as Facebook and Elon Musk dive into your neurons.<p><b>Hello Backchannel folk,</b> Steven here.<p>In a 2004 …

Elon Musk

New statistical analysis reveals thousands of rare mutations linked with cancer

Findings could help guide development of treatments that target many mutated proteins at once<p>Scientists have identified thousands of previously …

Biology

The Brain Can Distinguish between Real and Fake Laughter

Most of us will laugh at a good joke, but we also laugh when we are not actually amused. Fake chuckles are common in social situations—such as during …

Neurology

Forget Bigger Data – Personalized Medicine Needs Smarter Data to Reach its Full Potential

Home > Personalized Medicine > Forget Bigger Data – Personalized Medicine Needs Smarter Data to Reach its Full Potential<p>The advent of big data has …

Data Management

Proving Utility, Demonstrating Value: How to Align the Moving Parts in Personalized Medicine Reimbursement

Of the many business, operational, legal, regulatory and clinical obstacles standing in the way of widespread delivery of personalized medicine, the …

Health Care

Why ‘Precision Medicine’ Isn’t Precise Enough

Every time I talk with Lloyd Minor, the Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine, I come away with a sharper, fresher, more illuminated …

Health Care

Viewpoints: ‘Precision Health’ Rather Than ‘Precision Medicine’; The Curious Idea Of Guns In Hospitals

A collection of public health opinions from around the country.<p>Fortune: Why ‘Precision Medicine’ Isn’t Precise Enough <br>Every time I talk with Lloyd …

Health Care

Half of hospitals to adopt artificial intelligence within 5 years

A new Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics survey found population health and precision medicine among the initiatives where health IT …

Artificial Intelligence

The dawn of precision medicine has begun, ONC says

Agency says pilots at Harvard and Intermountain, as well as work with NIH and FDA, are already advancing the goal of accelerating scientific …

Informatics

Is epigenomics the next breakthrough in precision medicine?

In the past few decades, the field of genomics has rapidly evolved. From the Human Genome Project to the Million Genomes Project, molecular insight …

Cancer

The Power of Personalized Content for a Personalized Medical Movement

As a marketer, ensuring that the right message is delivered to the right person at the right time can be challenging. Perhaps a company’s buyer …

Personalized Medicine

Immune cells play surprising role in steady heartbeat

Immune system cells may help your heart keep the beat. These cells, called macrophages, usually protect the body from invading pathogens. But a new …

Immunotherapy

What Is Cancer?

A Collection of Related Diseases<p>Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin …

Making Greater Progress Against Cancer a Reality

April 21, 2017, by Douglas R. Lowy, M.D.<p>When one death in four in the United States is due to cancer, progress against this terrible disease is …

Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria's ability to evade immune system defenses

A study from Indiana University has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how …

Biology

What Netflix can teach us about treating cancer

Cancer researchers dream of offering personalised treatments to patients. Can they get there using the same math that drives Netflix …

Cancer

Supercharge healthcare with artificial intelligence

Pattern-recognition algorithms can transform horses into zebras; winter scenes can become summer; artificial intelligence algorithms can generate …

Artificial Intelligence

Why James Watson Has Become Optimistic about Curing Cancer - Cancer on Nautilus

A few years ago, James Watson, one of the co-discovers of the double helix structure of DNA, wrote a manifesto on cancer. He attacked the pursuit of …

Cancer

CRISPR Gene

March 20, 2017, by NCI Staff<p>Using a new tool for editing genomes, known as CRISPR, researchers have genetically engineered immune cells and improved …

Genetics

New Insights on How Cancers Evade the Immune System

Promoters are regions in the genome that regulate the expression of genes, similar to the switch of a light bulb.

Cancer

Scientists Are Attempting to Unlock the Secret Potential of the Human Brain

Sometimes, it occurs when a person suffers a nearly fatal accident or life-threatening situation. In others, they are born with a developmental …

Neurology

Thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations found

Innovative research, published in <i>PLOS Computational Biology</i> this week, explains how thousands of "previously ignored genetic mutations" may …

Genetics

IBM uses deep learning to better detect a leading cause of blindness

In its latest use of cognitive technology to combat eye disease, IBM has developed a simple way to help doctors diagnose diabetic retinopathy.<p>IBM on …

Deep Learning

Machine learning shows exactly when to zap brain to boost memory

Struggling to remember something? An electrical jolt deep in the brain might help – if it is given at the right time.<p>To discover the effect of …

Neurology