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Trial Shows Smartphone App Finds More Heart Disease

Results from a clinical trial show an electrocardiogram app on a smartphone detects more cases of irregular heart beats than routine office visits. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Smartphone App Finds More Heart Disease

Students Win Prize, Start Company for Alzheimer’s Detection

A team of undergraduate students won first prize in a National Institutes of Health biomedical engineering contest for a headset device to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Students Win Prize, Start Company for Alzheimer’s Detection

App Screens for Liver Diseases with Eye Selfies

A computer science lab designed a smartphone app that detects tell-tale indicators of liver disease and pancreatic cancer by analyzing self-taken photos of a patient’s own eyes. . . . → Read More: App Screens for Liver Diseases with Eye Selfies

App Users Report Lower Blood Glucose Levels

A study of individuals with diabetes using a mobile app to record blood glucose levels, reported more than a 1 percent average reduction in blood glucose readings after a median of 4 months. . . . → Read More: App Users Report Lower Blood Glucose Levels

Forensic Genomics Company Spun-Off From Illumina

A new company is being established to provide genomics analysis systems for law enforcement, spun-off from a leading maker of genomics systems. . . . → Read More: Forensic Genomics Company Spun-Off From Illumina

Clinical Trial Okayed for Parkinson’s Drug Implant

A maker of implants for long-term release of drugs to treat chronic diseases says the Food and Drug Administration approved a clinical trial to test its implant for Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Okayed for Parkinson’s Drug Implant

Algorithms, Imaging Help Predict Alzheimer’s Onset

Neurologists and computer scientists developed techniques for analyzing images to determine the chance of someone progressing from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Algorithms, Imaging Help Predict Alzheimer’s Onset

Smartphones Capturing Multiple Sclerosis Data

A large-scale research study of physical challenges and symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis in the U.S. is capturing its data with smartphones rather than by visiting clinics. . . . → Read More: Smartphones Capturing Multiple Sclerosis Data

Small Business Grant Funds Blood-Brain Barrier Model

A spin-off company from University of Washington is developing a chip device emulating the blood-brain barrier that prevents many drugs from treating neurological disorders. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Funds Blood-Brain Barrier Model

Cryptography Technique Boosts Genomic Privacy

A team of geneticists and computer scientists developed a technique of analyzing disease-causing mutations in a human genome without revealing other genetic data. . . . → Read More: Cryptography Technique Boosts Genomic Privacy