Super-Thin Device Performs Pulse Wave Monitoring – Amerging Medical : Amerging Medical

May 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Super-Thin Device Performs Pulse Wave Monitoring Editor • May 17, 2013 • 0 Comments Engineers at Stanford developed a small sensor that is capable of monitoring the pulse with impressive resolution. About the size of a postage stamp, the device can be worn under a bandage on one of the body spots where a pulse […]

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Paper-Thin Device Performs Pulse Wave Monitoring in a Tiny Package

May 17, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Engineers at Stanford developed a tiny new sensor that is capable of monitoring the pulse with impressive resolution. About the size of a postage stamp, the device can be worn under a bandage on one of the body spots where a pulse is easily felt. The flexible pressure-sensitive organic thin film transistors inside the device […]

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New Website Will Disclose Health Industry Payments To Doctors – Capsules – The KHN Blog

April 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

For the first time, the government will make information about financial relationships between doctors, teaching hospitals and drug manufacturers publicly available. To comply with a provision in the Affordable Care Act, drug and device manufacturers, along with group purchasing organizations, will have to disclose all of their payments and other compensation to physicians and teaching hospitals. Those who […]

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Beet Juice Could Lower Blood Pressure? : Amerging Medical

April 19, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

A glass of beet juice a day may not keep the cardiologist away, but it could give your heart a solid boost. People with high blood pressure who drank a cup of the earthy purple brew lowered their blood pressure for up to 24 hours, according to a small study published today in the journal […]

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Should Private Companies Be Allowed to Patent Genes? : The New Yorker

April 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments answering the question–who should own your genes? More than 4,000 genes are covered by at least one US patent. This case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, No. 12-398, explores our “genomic liberty” and will rule whether businesses can patent genes they find first. We’ll keep you […]

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World Remains Stunned as 17-Year-old Invents Machine for DNA Assessment | French Tribune

April 9, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The British Science Association has awarded this boy with a title of the UK Young Engineer of the Year as he invented machine for determining why his brother had ginger curls and his hair were straight. via World Remains Stunned as 17-Year-old Invents Machine for DNA Assessment | French Tribune.

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Vitamin D Linked to Gene Expression

April 9, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Supplementation was associated with a 1.5-fold change in the expression of 291 genes for both groups. Participants who were vitamin D deficient <20 ng/ml had a significant difference in the expression of 66 genes compared to those who were not deficient >20 ng/ml. After vitamin D3 supplementation, gene expression in these 66 genes was similar […]

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Exploring the Perfect Diet for Your Genes | The Dr. Oz Show

April 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

A now famous study conducted at Stanford University looked at the long-term effects of weight loss using a few different diets assigned at random. Results showed that some participants lost weight on one type of diet, such as low-fat, while others did not. The study then tested participants’ DNA for 3 specific gene variations and […]

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Home DNA Test Reveals Surprising Health Risks | Yahoo! Health

April 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The Boom in Genetic Testing  Thanks to such breakthroughs as decoding the human genome in 2003 and rapid gene sequencing technologies, there are now more than 900 genetic tests available to check for genes that predict risk for certain diseases and conditions.   Home DNA Test Reveals Surprising Health Risks | Yahoo! Health.

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Bina Technologies Wants To Bring Big Data Insight To Genomic Sequencing | TechCrunch

April 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Bina Technologies founded in 2011 by a group of Ph.Ds, big data junkies and bioinformaticians from Stanford and University of California Berkeley, Bina picks up and analyzes this genomic data that has been, until now, almost unusable. Through Bina, research universities, pharmaceutical companies and clinicians can get access to data that focuses on the rare […]

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