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A specialty processor diagnoses critically ill infants in record time
Biocompatible optical fibers could deliver light inside human tissue
Most mental health apps aren't clinically validated
A specialized processor analyzes entire genomes of desperately ill babies in record time
Health-related projects at 2015 Google Science Fair are not just child’s play
Can machine-learning techniques identify disease-carrying species and predict epidemics?
DARPA challenged computer modelers to predict the spread of the chikungunya virus, with decidedly mixed results
Quick results can provide urgently needed information in a life-or-death situation
Teams are keen, but some pitchers see a downside to the data
Computer engineers created algorithms that can predict if a patient will have septic shock with time to spare
As many as two billion human genomes will be sequenced by 2025
Production technique improves graphene's selectivity in biosensing
Simple battery could lead to a self-contained biosensor system costing only five cents
Computer programs that aim to help physicians make clinical decisions fail most of the time, says study
Medicine has always sought to understand the human body’s operating system. Now, with biometric sensors and big data analytics, we’re learning how to fix the bugs
The game-show-winning AI struggles to find the answers in health care
Can a $10 million prize turn a sci-fi device into real technology?
Big data is good for identifying gaps in knowledge but not so good for prediction
One woman’s fight against cancer in the new era of precision medicine
New self-monitoring devices will help collect our vital stats into powerful databases, allowing us to prevent or predict health problems as well as treatment sucess or failure