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Wearables, Genetics Reveal Early Health Issues

Operating a smart watch

Genetic and personal health data, including from wearable devices, from more than 100 healthy volunteers for several years revealed many early signs of disease. . . . → Read More: Wearables, Genetics Reveal Early Health Issues

Start-Up to Use Crispr for Heart Disease, Gains $59M

Editing DNA

A new biotechnology enterprise plans to apply genetic analysis and the gene-editing technology Crispr to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. . . . → Read More: Start-Up to Use Crispr for Heart Disease, Gains $59M

Trial Testing Heart Device Outcomes by Gender

Heart check

A clinical trial is underway tracking patients with implanted heart devices for 3 years to find any differences in health outcomes between men and women. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Heart Device Outcomes by Gender

Trial Tests Diabetes Drug for Smoking Cessation

Luba Yammine and Joy Schmitz

A clinical trial began enrolling participants to test the ability of a drug approved for treating diabetes, to also help people stop smoking cigarettes . . . → Read More: Trial Tests Diabetes Drug for Smoking Cessation

Repair Patch Devised for Heart Attacks

Heart and major blood vessels

Researchers in the U.S. and China designed a hydrogel patch that in lab animals reduces the damage to heart muscle occurring after a heart attack. . . . → Read More: Repair Patch Devised for Heart Attacks

Human Heart 3-D Printed from Patient Cells

3-D printed heart

A biomedical engineering team printed a three-dimensional scale model of a human heart, including blood vessels, from cells donated by a living person. . . . → Read More: Human Heart 3-D Printed from Patient Cells

Antibacterial Sleeve Protects Against Implant Infections

Heart and major blood vessels

A mesh envelope infused with antibiotics holding an implanted cardiac device is shown in a large-scale clinical trial to reduce the number of infections associated with those devices. . . . → Read More: Antibacterial Sleeve Protects Against Implant Infections

Population Data Show Genetics-Health Links

Population genetics

The first batch of data from a large-scale genomic sequencing project in the U.K. shows strong associations between several gene variations and common health conditions. . . . → Read More: Population Data Show Genetics-Health Links

Digital Tech, A.I. Assessed for Heart Valve Problems

Heart check

Digital stethoscopes combined with artificial intelligence will be evaluated in a clinical study of these technologies to screen for heart valve disease. . . . → Read More: Digital Tech, A.I. Assessed for Heart Valve Problems

Apps Shown to Reduce Blood Pressure, Detect Diabetes

Woman with phone and laptop

Popular health apps on smartphones are shown in reviews of data from app users to help reduce blood pressure and screen for type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Apps Shown to Reduce Blood Pressure, Detect Diabetes