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Fitbit Devices Providing Precision Medicine Data

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Wearers of Fitbit activity tracking devices now have the option of sharing their data with a large-scale precision medicine project run by National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: Fitbit Devices Providing Precision Medicine Data

Cancer-Fighting Protein Designed to Cut Adverse Effects

Computational biology illustration

A computational biology lab designed a synthetic protein that works like natural cancer-fighting proteins, but in lab mice kills cancer cells with few adverse effects. . . . → Read More: Cancer-Fighting Protein Designed to Cut Adverse Effects

Electronic Tags Assessed to Boost Clinic Care

Eye exam

A medical school eye clinic is asking clinicians and patients to wear radio-frequency tags that track their time and movements to improve the clinic’s efficiency and quality of care. . . . → Read More: Electronic Tags Assessed to Boost Clinic Care

Algorithms Identify More Genetic Syndromes

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An analysis of facial images with computer vision and deep learning returned more accurate identifications of genetic syndromes than 3 panels of trained clinicians . . . → Read More: Algorithms Identify More Genetic Syndromes

AI, Wearables Posing Health Privacy Risks

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An analysis shows artificial intelligence algorithms can connect Americans’ activity tracking data to to their individual private medical information. . . . → Read More: AI, Wearables Posing Health Privacy Risks

Micro Robots Made to Climb in Curved, Inverted Spaces

HAMR-E device

A robotics lab at Harvard University created a tiny, 4-legged robot that travels through tight spots, climbing on vertical surfaces and even upside down. . . . → Read More: Micro Robots Made to Climb in Curved, Inverted Spaces

Smartphone App Measures Wounds, Tracks Healing

Swift Skin and Wound app

The need for better ways of tracking the size and healing of wounds led a medical resident in Canada to help develop a smartphone app and start a company for these tasks. . . . → Read More: Smartphone App Measures Wounds, Tracks Healing

Virtual Reality Illness Fix in Development

Man in virtual reality headset

A computer science and engineering team in Texas is developing a technical solution for virtual reality experiences that can make some users physically ill, with symptoms like seasickness. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Illness Fix in Development

Infographic – Countries with Fastest Mobile Internet

Chart: fastest mobile Internet

As the chart above indicates, those networks vary considerably in speed from one country to the next. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Countries with Fastest Mobile Internet

Bluetooth Data Added to Ingestible Capsules

Wireless ingestible sensor

Engineers created a sensor device, which in tests with pigs can be packed into a capsule, swallowed, and communicate wirelessly for weeks with Bluetooth protocols. . . . → Read More: Bluetooth Data Added to Ingestible Capsules