Stephanie O. Denham

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How to get rich as AI takes over the world

In 2014, MIT economists Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson created a new zeitgeist with a book declaring The Second Machine Age — a time of …

Artificial Intelligence

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

Diabetes' Unspoken Threat, Hypoglycemia

<i>My continuous glucose monitor (CGM) / Photo courtesy of Riva Greenberg</i><p>The morning I began this post about the recent American Association of Diabetes Educators' (AADE) survey that reveals many people with diabetes do not know what hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is -- I nearly gave it to …

Facebook Is Bigger Than the Internet

Millions of the social-networking site's users have no idea they’re using the Internet when they log onto their profiles.<p>It was in Indonesia three years ago that Helani Galpaya first noticed the anomaly.<p>Indonesians surveyed by Galpaya told her that they didn’t use the Internet. But in focus groups, …

Social Media

Super-Cheap Gadget Tests For HIV Using Your Smartphone

Testing for HIV just got a whole lot easier.<p>A team led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, has devised a smartphone accessory that can test for HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes. The dongle plugs into the phone's headphone jack and uses an app to …

Apple Watch App Made By Dexcom Will Display Blood Glucose Levels

When the Apple Watch launches in April, one of the first apps that will be available for the device benefits diabetics because it reports glucose levels on a graph. This app — which was designed by medical technology company Dexcom — has already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug …

Diabetes

iPhone tracks fitness levels better than wearables

One of the big selling points of wearable devices is that they will be able to help us keep track of various fitness metrics.<p>However, a new report claims smartphones are just as good (if not slightly better) at tracking physical activity as the most popular wearables on the market.<p>“Our findings …

Luminoso brings its text analysis smarts to streaming data

Image copyright Luminoso.Luminoso, a sentiment analysis startup with DNA from MIT’s Media Lab, says its new product can take consumer feedback from …

Despite FDA moves, push continues for Congress to act on mobile health

Apple, Intel and other digital health companies are winning their war against old-school medical device regulation.<p>The industry that stands to make millions from mobile health tech has Food and Drug Administration regulations locked down, and it has the support of Congress, too. With the …

Is 'sitting the new cancer'? What Apple CEO Tim Cook really meant

Apple Watch comments may be seen as distasteful in some quarters, but the dangers of sedentary lifestyles are more than a marketing line<p>Sitting is the new cancer? As marketing soundbites for a new gadget go, it’s one of the strangest in recent memory.<p>Yet that’s the phrase used by Apple chief …

Tim Cook

Meet Tracky, Your New Electronic Fitness Coach

We may have wearable devices which capture data when you’re running or cycling but very few which are able to provide you with the complete picture …

Study says phones are just as good as wearables at tracking fitness

Think you <i>have</i> to wear a dedicated fitness tracker to get accurate data? Don't worry -- you may have a good excuse to skip the wristband. The University of Pennsylvania has published a study showing that smartphone apps' step counts are reasonably on the mark, at less than a 7 percent variance …

Wearable Tech

Moov review: how the Moov actually made me want to go running

I hate running. I try to work out pretty regularly, doing things like lifting weights and training in martial arts, but running has just never stuck …