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The final chapter in Elizabeth Holmes’ story as an entrepreneur is set to begin next year with her fraud trial scheduled for summer of 2020. But medical device startups and investors may find the fallout from the...
While the number of microbiome-focused products and investments rises, the science remains in a nascent stage, and expectations for the industry may be ahead of reality, according to speakers at a Bard College symposium on Thursday.
From a social network for addicts to robots that test sewage water for traces of drugs, startups and private companies are applying innovative solutions to one of the nation’s most pressing problems -- its opioid epidemic. Over...
Xbiome, which calls itself China’s first AI-based company that specializes in the development of gut microbiome, has raised a total of about $10 million in two venture funding rounds as investors pour money into firms developing products...
It may be the final frontier in medicine -- slowing down or reversing the process of aging. Besides the promise of a longer life, it also means fortunes made -- think Ponce de Leon and his search...
Alphabet pushed further into healthcare with a joint venture that aims to sell life insurance for people diagnosed with diabetes.  The Google parent as well as tech rivals including Apple and Amazon are seeking...
Pacemakers, insulin pumps and other medical devices using software called IPnet contain potential flaws that make them vulnerable to cyber attacks, the Food and Drug Administration has warned.The agency is working with medical device makers to determine...
Healthcare costs for Americans skyrocketed over the last decade, even for those with insurance, creating opportunities for startups that help companies, insurers and patients cut costs. An average family of four with large employer-provided...
Amazon and JPMorgan Chase, working with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, are rolling out employee healthcare plans, the latest example of big tech making unlikely alliances in an effort to carve out territory in healthcare.
There’s no question that global warming is already affecting global health. As natural disasters displace millions of people, higher average temperatures encourage the spread of disease.  About 7 million people die annually from pollution exposure, says the...
A controversial drug that treats the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease might become the first medication for the disease in 17 years to win regulatory approval. Biogen Inc. said it plans to submit a...
KKR, which last month said profit slipped on costlier dealmaking, proposed buying Walgreens Boots Alliance as the private equity firm pushes deeper into healthcare.  The potential deal, reported by Bloomberg News based on unidentified...
Artificial intelligence examining medical images can correctly identify diseases with greater speed and accuracy than doctors, raising the possibility that automated diagnosis may soon be common in parts of the world where specialists are scarce.
Europe is looking to revolutionize healthcare with a massive project that would  make millions of patient records available to artificial intelligence algorithms. The multi-billion-dollar European Health Data and Evidence Network project will standardize 100...
Global warming is doing more in Australia than sparking a health crisis. It’s changing the way some investors think about where to place their money.   Labeled an “irreversible” health crisis by the Australian Medical...
While Elon Musk’s brain implant company, Neuralink, has announced plans to begin human patient tests before the end of next year, experts believe proving the technology’s competence may take longer. In an event yesterday,...
Good ultrasound images of the heart can be especially elusive; the heart is a perpetually moving target, tucked behind the thick walls of the chest. San Francisco-based startup Caption Health is aiming to make heart sonograms more...
It has been an exciting week for quantum biology enthusiasts, with two separate studies suggesting new ways to leverage quantum principles in life sciences applications. Researchers from the Quantum Nanophysics Group at the University...
In 2014, CVS quit cigarettes. And when the world’s No. 2 pharmacy chain gave up $2 billion in recurring annual revenue from selling tobacco products, the choice was hardly altruistic. The move was part of a larger...
Magnetar Capital, which has made billions on its energy and infrastructure bets, is joining others who are seeing green lights flashing in healthcare. The $13.4 billion hedge fund is seeking to raise $400 million,...
Key Takeaway: With concerns about the privacy of genetic data rising, Nebula Genomics has developed a Blockchain-based genomic marketplace, where users decide who gets access to their...
The transplantation of pig organs into humans moved a step closer to reality after investors upped their bets, pouring in $100 million, on the work of biotechnology company eGenesis. The Cambridge, Massachusetts company uses...
Key Takeaway: The world’s biggest tech firms, including Alphabet, Amazon and Apple, are using cutting edge digital technologies to build the future of healthcare, a more than...
A recent number of studies and funding rounds offered a glimpse into what the new wave of quantum biology research may offer and how the new generation of innovative solutions may take shape. Mursla,...
It’s the world’s most expensive drug, and one of only two available for spinal muscular atrophy, the top genetic killer of children under two years old. And now the drug’s maker, Novartis, wants to give it away...
Fracking, assailed for its environmental cost while its made the U.S. the world’s top oil producer, is being investigated as a possible cause in the surge of young people hit by a rare cancer in Pennsylvania.Pennsylvania is...
While wearable fitness technology -- from Motiv rings to bras that can track cardiovascular disease -- has been gaining popularity, there are consumer segments that haven’t been enamored with the new tech: women and minorities. 
A lawsuit filed by the Trump administration against Gilead Sciences is the most direct action taken to date to bring down the high cost of HIV prevention pills – a critical component of the government’s plan to...
OnSite Waste Technologies says the high costs and inefficiencies of medical waste disposal services makes the industry ripe for disruption. Just earlier this month, the Newport Beach, California-based OnSite closed a $3.5 million seed funding round, led...
Maria Vorontsova, who is reported to be President Vladimir Putin’s eldest daughter, is a shareholder of a company involved in the development of the largest private investment project in Russia’s healthcare, BBC Russia reported today. Vorontsova holds...
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