Monday, 20 July 2015

Women in developing countries circumventing education challenges with ALISON

Women in developing countries circumventing education challenges with ALISON

Article 26 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights states, ‘Everyone has the right to education’ and ‘Education shall be free at least in the elementary and fundamental stages’.

However, depending on the country they live in, many adolescent girls have limited access to technology. In patriarchal societies, men continue to control the family unit. Access to education, be it via…

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

L'Oreal Partners with Organovo to Start 3D Printing Human Skin

L’Oreal Partners with Organovo to Start 3D Printing Human Skin

L’Oreal is partnering with bioprinting startup Organovo to figure out how to 3D print living, breathing derma that can be used to test products for toxicity and efficacy.

Caroline Winter, reports for BloombergBusiness:

With San Diego-based Organovo’s help, L’Oreal aims to speed up and automate skin production within the next five…

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Digital Health Interventions Help Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Digital Health Interventions Help Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

According to a meta-analysis in the April 2015 issue of  Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the Internet is helping patients with cardiovascular disease actually stay healthy.

In the video above, Dr. Jay Widmer, a cardiology fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, outlines the parameters of digital health interventions addressed in the…

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Monday, 4 May 2015

Apple’s ResearchKit Takes Medical Research Years Into the Future

Apple’s ResearchKit Takes Medical Research Years Into the Future

There’s a quiet revolution going on in medical research – courtesy of Apple.

David Pogue, Yahoo Tech:

Apple worked with five medical institutions, associated with places like Harvard, Stanford, and Mount Sinai in New York City, to come up with the first five ResearchKit-based apps. They represent studies of asthma, diabetes, heart…

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs


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According to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings.


Michael C. Purdy, Senior Medical Sciences Writer, Washington University in St. Louis:



The study shows that two genes that confer resistance against a particularly…




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Monday, 9 February 2015

Why the UK has voted to allow 'three-parent babies'

Why the UK has voted to allow ‘three-parent babies’



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The House of Commons today legalized a procedure that advocates say will prevent an often-lethal genetic disorder. But it raises numerous ethical and medical concerns.


Arthur Bright, Staff writer, The…



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Sunday, 21 December 2014

As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

Claire Cain Miller, The New York Times: A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published. Although fears that […]


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Friday, 19 December 2014

The MOXO Sensor — mPath

It is challenging to collect accurate data about customer experience – often customers tell interviewers what they think the researcher wants to hear. MIT has worked on a new way to help companies understand those ever-so-important emotions in more objective and accurate ways. With the MOXO sensor we measured customers’ emotional reactions from their psychophysiology. […]


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The MOXO Sensor — mPath



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It is challenging to collect accurate data about customer experience – often customers tell interviewers what they think the researcher wants to hear. MIT has worked on a new way to help companies understand those ever-so-important emotions in more objective and accurate ways.



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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

What I Learned From Building An App For Low-Income Americans

The brief was simple: build a tech product for low-income American households. It wasn’t simple at all. Ciara Byrne, Writer for FastCompany: To some extent technology has failed low-income Americans too. Developers don’t build apps for them. Growth hackers ignore them. At Significance Labs, I learned a lot about how low-income Americans live and use […]


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