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Implantable device to detect heart attacks

AngelMed Guardian implants like a pacemaker and detects ST segment changes, which could signal the onset of a heart attack. The information is then automatically transmitted to the patient’s provider. The device recently received FDA approval and promises new potential

Implantable device to detect heart attacks

AngelMed Guardian implants like a pacemaker and detects ST segment changes, which could signal the onset of a heart attack. The information is then automatically transmitted to the patient’s provider. The device recently received FDA approval and promises new potential

Genetic doping in athletes

Recent advances in genetic engineering have lead to the potential for using modifications in genetic sequencing as a mechanism for doping in athletes. Unlike exogenous substances that athletes traditionally use to enhance performance, such as steroids and erythropoietin, this new

Genetic doping in athletes

Recent advances in genetic engineering have lead to the potential for using modifications in genetic sequencing as a mechanism for doping in athletes. Unlike exogenous substances that athletes traditionally use to enhance performance, such as steroids and erythropoietin, this new

Utilizing drones to deliver medical supplies

Drones are starting to become commonly used in the aftermath of natural disasters for the purpose of delivering medical supplies to difficult to reach areas. However, Federal Aviation Administration regulations still limit their use within the US. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/03/10/592059175/medical-cargo-could-be-the-gateway-for-routine-drone-deliveries

Utilizing drones to deliver medical supplies

Drones are starting to become commonly used in the aftermath of natural disasters for the purpose of delivering medical supplies to difficult to reach areas. However, Federal Aviation Administration regulations still limit their use within the US. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/03/10/592059175/medical-cargo-could-be-the-gateway-for-routine-drone-deliveries

China’s big push to incorporate AI into health care

In a country with only 1.5 doctors per 1,000 people, China is hoping that artificial intelligence can fill its huge shortfall of physicians. Over 131 Chinese companies are currently working on ambitious efforts to incorporate AI into health care through

China’s big push to incorporate AI into health care

In a country with only 1.5 doctors per 1,000 people, China is hoping that artificial intelligence can fill its huge shortfall of physicians. Over 131 Chinese companies are currently working on ambitious efforts to incorporate AI into health care through

And the most popular Electronic Health Record program is…

Hospitals throughout the United States have been making the switch to electronic health records (EHR) from paper charts. A new report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology examined EHR programs used by hospitals accepting Medicare.

And the most popular Electronic Health Record program is…

Hospitals throughout the United States have been making the switch to electronic health records (EHR) from paper charts. A new report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology examined EHR programs used by hospitals accepting Medicare.

Genetics Research Failing Majority of World Population

Many diseases associated with genetic traits are ancestry-specific, yet upwards of 80% of genomic association studies are performed on individuals of European descent. As a result, much of the knowledge gained from the exploding field of genomic sequencing research disproportionally

Genetics Research Failing Majority of World Population

Many diseases associated with genetic traits are ancestry-specific, yet upwards of 80% of genomic association studies are performed on individuals of European descent. As a result, much of the knowledge gained from the exploding field of genomic sequencing research disproportionally

DNA IQ Testing

If you could pay $50 to see if you have genes that scientists associate with intelligence, would you? A controversial new genetic IQ test is being tested, though not without shortcomings. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610339/dna-tests-for-iq-are-coming-but-it-might-not-be-smart-to-take-one/

DNA IQ Testing

If you could pay $50 to see if you have genes that scientists associate with intelligence, would you? A controversial new genetic IQ test is being tested, though not without shortcomings. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610339/dna-tests-for-iq-are-coming-but-it-might-not-be-smart-to-take-one/