Telehealth got a huge boost from COVID-19. Now what?

By abbott, ajit pai, ama, cancer, coronavirus, covid-19, diabetes, engadget, fcc, fda, feature, gear, Healthcare, medicine, policy, ro, telehealth, telemedicine, tomorrow, zocdoc

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, venturing outside in New York felt like preparing for battle. Germs were invisible bullets from which we tried to shield ourselves using masks and distancing. Staying home was of course the safest…

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Students develop a smart bra for early breast cancer detection

By breast cancer, cancer, clothing, detection, engadget, epfl, gear, icosamed, medicine, piezoelectric, prevention, smart bra, smart clothing, smartbra, students, switzerland, ultrasound, wearable, wearables, women's health

Students from the Swiss university EPFL have developed a smart bra designed to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. They believe it's the first piece of clothing that can be used for cancer prevention. They even claim that it&a…

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Scientists design ‘decoy platelets’ that reduce risk of blood clots

By antiplatelets, blood clot, cancer, chemotherapy, disease, engadget, harvard, heart, medicine, platelets, stroke, tomorrow, tumor

Heart disease, stroke, sepsis and cancer are incredibly serious conditions which together cause the greatest number of deaths around the world. They’re unique illnesses, but they have something in common — they’re all associated with activated plate…

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies from cancer at 65

By alleninstitute, Business, cancer, engadget, gear, intervalresearch, Microsoft, obituary, paulallen, paulallennetwork, personal computing, personalcomputing, vulcan

It’s a sad day for the technology world, as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at the age of 65 due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The tech pioneer had been grappling with the cancer for years and received treatment for it in 20…

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Google AI can spot advanced breast cancer more effectively than humans

By AI, breastcancer, cancer, computervision, deeplearning, engadget, gear, googleai, health, machinelearning, medicine, science, tomorrow, tumor

Google has delivered further evidence that AI could become a valuable ally in detecting cancer. The company’s researchers have developed a deep learning tool that can spot metastatic (advanced) breast cancer with a greater accuracy than pathologists…

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IBM extends deal using Watson to support veterans with cancer

By AI, artificialintelligence, cancer, departmentofveteransaffairs, engadget, gear, government, health, ibm, machinelearning, medicine, Military, oncology, personal computing, personalcomputing, veteransaffairs, watson, watsonhealth

IBM is making further use of Watson in the fight against cancer. The tech giant has extended a team-up with the US Department of Veterans Affairs that taps Watson for help treating soldiers with cancer, particularly stage 4 patients who have …

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World’s tiniest ‘computer’ makes a grain of rice seem massive

By cancer, computer, cortex-m0, engadget, gear, medicine, personal computing, personalcomputing, sensor, tumor, universityofmichigan

You didn’t think scientists would let IBM’s “world’s smallest computer” boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing ‘computer’ measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of I…

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Google made an AR microscope that can help detect cancer

By AI, augmentedreality, av, cancer, deeplearning, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, google, machinelarning, medicine, microscope, neuralnetwork, video

In a talk given today at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, Google researchers described a prototype of an augmented reality microscope that could be used to help physicians diagnose patients. When pathologists are analyzi…

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Researchers use electric currents to detect cancer in human tissue

By cancer, electrode, engadget, gear, imaging, medicine, microelectrodes, microscopy, Research, scanningelectrochemicalmicroscopy, tomorrow

In a study published recently in Angewandte Chemie, researchers demonstrated that an imaging technique called scanning electrochemical microscopy could become a very useful medical tool. Rather than having to use additional chemicals like dyes…

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Navajo Nation may undo genetic research ban in hopes of better care

By cancer, diagnosis, disease, dna, engadget, ethics, gear, genetictesting, medicalresearch, medicine, navajo, oncology, Research, treatment

The Navajo Nation banned genetic studies in 2002 due to concerns over how its members’ genetic material would be used, but, as Nature News reports, the Navajo are considering a reversal of that policy. An oncology center is set to open next year on N…

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Recommended Reading: Behind the scenes of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

By 2ksports, bladerunner2049, cancer, engadget, entertainment, fitbit, gaming, gear, Internet, medicine, nba2k18, News, recommendedreading, teddyruxpin

The Replicant: Inside the Dark Future of ‘Blade Runner 2049’
Brian Raftery,

The much-anticipated Blade Runner sequel is due to hit theaters in two weeks, but Wired wants to make sure you’re properly prepared for that viewing. Step behind the…

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Color’s breast and ovarian cancer DNA test is $99 through October

By 23andme, breastcancer, breastcancerawarenessmonth, cancer, engadget, gear, genetictesting, medicine, melanoma, pancreaticcancer, services, veritas

During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September) and Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), genetic testing company Color is reducing the price of its new BRCA Test. The test — which looks for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that ar…

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GameChanger brings virtual worlds to the kids who need it most

By Amazon, AR, av, cancer, charity, childsplay, engadget, gaming, medicine, Microsoft, nintendo, oculusrift, playstation4, services, Sony, Twitch, unity, valve, VR, xboxone, youtube

I was standing in a makeshift room at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital with a couple dozen people. Some of them were young children battling cancer, others were family and friends there to spend time with them. There was a hand…

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Edible robot surgeons will cure you from the inside out

By abc, cancer, column, davinci, engadget, epfl, gear, Germany, given imaging, johns hopkins university, leonardo da vinci, massachusetts institute of technology, max planck society, medicine, mitcsail, pillcam, puma, puma560, rani, rani therapeutics, rentschlerresearchgroup, robots, rockybalboa, smarttissueautonomousrobot, star, switzerland, tomorrow

Back in 1985, the best robotic surgeon we had was the PUMA 560, a manipulator arm just barely more advanced than Rocky Balboa’s robo-butler. Just barely. The PUMA was nevertheless revolutionary. It was the very first mechanical operator, progenitor t…

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AI predicts the layout of human stem cells

By AI, alleninstitute, alleninstituteforcellscience, cancer, cell, crispr, deeplearning, disease, engadget, geneediting, health, machinelearning, medicine, science, stemcell, video

The structures of stem cells can vary wildly, even if they’re genetically identical — and that could be critical to predicting the onset of diseases like cancer. But how do you know what a stem cell will look like until it’s already formed? That’s w…

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