A Canadian startup has a new plan for making Elon Musk’s futuristic Hyperloop a reality
Hyperloop just started looking a whole lot cooler. The high-speed transportation system, a brainchild of Elon Musk, is all about speeding up the journey between major cities. Passenger pods would zip through a near-vacuum tube connecting, for example, Toronto and Montreal—a trip that could take as little as half an hour. In some new renderings of the concept, the...
How universities are sowing the seeds to Feed the Future
Feed the Future Innovation Labs across the United States draw on the expertise of U.S. universities and partner institutions in developing countries to advance the U.S. global food security agenda. Here's a look at the five labs at the University of California, Davis, and how collaboration is key to the agenda.
Women in Business Q&A: Dr. Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Nanobiosym
Dr. Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chairman and CEO of the Nanobiosym in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A world renowned nanotechnology scientist and entrepreneur as well as Harvard-MIT-trained physicist and physician, Dr. Goel is focused on delivering new game-changing technologies to decentralize the next generation of healthcare infrastructure.
MaRS launches initiative allowing healthcare providers to collaborate with startups
The program is designed to accelerate the development of technological breakthroughs by Ontario’s health ventures and facilitate their procurement within the
How To Create A Mind: Ray Kurzweil at TEDxSiliconAlley
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
AI is for real and intelligent apps is its vehicle according to…
Q: You’ve been incredibly successful as a VC—you’ve had numerous major exits and been named to the Forbes Midas list several times. To what do you attribute your success? I think the most important thing about being successful in the venture business is being able to work with these great entrepreneurs. We try to find them at an early stage then roll up our sleeves and help them be…
Sprinkling of neural dust opens door to electroceuticals
Wireless, implantable sensors the size of a grain of sand could have wide use in body monitoring and bioelectronics
Exponential Medicine: The Future of the Quantified Brain
For decades it was believed the brain was a black box—the elusive central node of our operating system which we simply didn’t understand. And it’s... read more
Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize moving forward
Now in its fifth year, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize competition — which aims to create a portable medical device akin to the fictional tricorder of Star Trek fame — is moving toward naming a winner in early 2017.
A Smarter Way to Compare Birth Control Methods
It’s easy to find sites listing efficacy rates and side effects, but you rarely get a sense of what it's like to live with a given method of birth control every day.
Preparing the doctor of the future | Deloitte University Press
The basic structure of US medical education has hardly changed in the past 100 years. Yet in the 21st century, doctors must navigate a dizzying array of high technology, new regulations, and shifting patient expectations. How can medical schools better prepare the physician of tomorrow?
An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth
Leonard Guarente is certain he’s succeeded where doctors (and quacks) before him have failed. His pill will either extend lives or tarnish his career.
Medable: creating apps that meet global health data security laws
Discover the app development and analytics platform that’s helping solve health data security and compliance dilemmas across the globe
The 'LinkedIn' for Cancer
‘Super responders’—patients whose recovery is so remarkable it defies expectation—are being used to help design better-targeted cancer treatments.
8 blockchain healthcare startups to know
Here are eight recent healthcare startups using blockchain, a data structure that maintains and secures information. It creates a log of events that are unchangeable, which preserves data integrity and security as data moves to different touchpoints. Blockchain has roots in the bitcoin phenomenon but now tech start-ups, including those in healthcare, are adopting the framework for new purposes.
How Machine Learning, Big Data And AI Are Changing Healthcare Forever
While robots and computers will probably never completely replace doctors and nurses, machine learning/deep learning and AI are transforming the healthcare industry, improving outcomes, and changing the way doctors think about providing care. Machine learning is improving diagnostics, predicting outcomes, and just beginning to scratch the surface of personalized care. Imagine walking [...]
Don Tapscott: How the blockchain is changing money and business
What is the blockchain? If you don't know, you should; if you do, chances are you still need some clarification on how it actually works. Don Tapscott is here to help, demystifying this world-changing, trust-building technology which, he says, represents nothing less than the second generation of the internet and holds the potential to transform money, business, government and society.
UCSF Researchers Reappraise Treatment for Belly Birth Defect | UC San Francisco
UC San Francisco researchers have shed light on how the immune system of a fetus can run amok, triggering inflammation in the developing intestines that protrude outside of the body through a hole beside the belly button.
Robot Surgeons Are Taking Over the Operating Room
Watch six of the coolest surgical robots in action
Working Group Forms to Study Blockchain in Healthcare
The Hyperledger Project, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project created to advance blockchain technology, has established a healthcare working group to house and foster technical and business-level conversations about appropriate applications. A blockchain-most commonly associated with digital currency-is a da ta structure that can be timed-stamped and signed using a private key to prevent tampering.
The True Cause of Heart Disease: A Conversation with Dr. Aseem Malhotra
The way you eat, how much you exercise, how you manage stress and your exposure to environmental toxins all contribute to things like high cholesterol, high ...
Innovation saves lives at birth
In Argentina, a car mechanic's experimenting ended up inventing a method to deliver babies stuck in the birth canal
Fitness Tracking Evolves Beyond Counting Steps
Wearable tracker maker Mio Global has a new fitness metric called Personal Activity Intelligence based on your unique heart rate data. Personal tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler takes PAI for a workout. Photo/Video: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal
#HIT100 top 5 for 2016 revealed
The highest ranking winners of the annual #HIT100 list on Twittter are in, and this year’s list brings new faces as well as some that many health IT professionals will recognize as familiar.
By the year 2040, embryo selection could replace sex as the way most of us make babies
Human reproduction is about to undergo a radical shift. Embryo selection, in connection with in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will help our species eliminate many genetic diseases, extend healthy lifespans, and enhance people’s overall well-being. Within 20 years, I predict that it will supplant sex as the way large numbers of us conceive of our children. But while...