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Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

A collaboration between Brown University and toy maker Hasbro is developing robotic assistants for older people that build on Hasbro’s current line of robotic pets. . . . → Read More: Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

Fox Foundation, 23andMe in Large-Scale Parkinson’s Study

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and personal genetics company 23andMe are recruiting a large group of individuals with and without Parkinson’s disease to provide a more complete picture of the disorder. . . . → Read More: Fox Foundation, 23andMe in Large-Scale Parkinson’s Study

Validic Integrating Home Health Data for Clinical Care

An application is being developed for a health care system to integrate data from patients’ home medical devices into their electronic health records and clinical care plans. . . . → Read More: Validic Integrating Home Health Data for Clinical Care

Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

A home test kit using smartphone imaging is being created by biomedical engineers to detect kidney inflammation caused by lupus, an autoimmune disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

Contact Lens Devised to Measure Glaucoma Eye Pressure

Engineers in the U.K. developed a soft contact lens that in a clinical study shows it can reliably track changes in pressure inside the eye, a key factor in glaucoma. . . . → Read More: Contact Lens Devised to Measure Glaucoma Eye Pressure

Snake-Like Intelligent Robot in Development

An engineering team is creating a self-powered robot that can travel independently like a snake through uneven and cluttered surfaces, such as disaster sites. . . . → Read More: Snake-Like Intelligent Robot in Development

Phone App Screens for Postpartum Depression

A new smartphone app helps detect depression among women who recently gave birth, and optionally gathers data for continued research on the disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone App Screens for Postpartum Depression

Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Science & Enterprise is taking a break From 2 to 13 October. Until then, we will re-run some of our recent special reports. Our regular posts will return on 16 October.

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2 May 2016. At a press event in Washington, D.C. last week, Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, a champion of lower prescription . . . → Read More: Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

IBM, UC San Diego Partner on Healthy Aging

IBM and University of California at San Diego are launching a joint research project to gain new insights with artificial intelligence on cognitive and gut microbe health in older people. . . . → Read More: IBM, UC San Diego Partner on Healthy Aging

Algorithms ID Factors in Parkinson’s Progression

Data from two clinical trials analyzed with machine learning algorithms identify factors that predict the decline of motor functions in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Algorithms ID Factors in Parkinson’s Progression