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US Health Care Companies Begin Exploring Blockchain Technologies

US Health Care Companies Begin Exploring Blockchain Technologies The sprawling US health care industry has trouble managing patient information: Every doctor, medical office, hospital, pharmacy, therapist and insurance company needs different pieces of data to properly care for patients. These records are scattered all over on each business’s computers—and some no doubt in filing cabinets…
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US Health Care Companies Begin Exploring Blockchain Technologies

US Health Care Companies Begin Exploring Blockchain Technologies The sprawling US health care industry has trouble managing patient information: Every doctor, medical office, hospital, pharmacy, therapist and insurance company needs different pieces of data to properly care for patients. These records are scattered all over on each business’s computers—and some no doubt in filing cabinets…
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This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells

This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells Aging may seem like the most natural—and inevitable—thing in life. Yet according to a new study in Nature Medicine, rejuvenating an aging body may be as easy as kitchen renovations. Simply swap drill and hammer for a cocktail of two drugs already…
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This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells

This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells Aging may seem like the most natural—and inevitable—thing in life. Yet according to a new study in Nature Medicine, rejuvenating an aging body may be as easy as kitchen renovations. Simply swap drill and hammer for a cocktail of two drugs already…
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This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells

This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells Aging may seem like the most natural—and inevitable—thing in life. Yet according to a new study in Nature Medicine, rejuvenating an aging body may be as easy as kitchen renovations. Simply swap drill and hammer for a cocktail of two drugs already…
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Three Huge Ways Tech Is Overhauling Healthcare

Three Huge Ways Tech Is Overhauling Healthcare We are on the brink of a revolution in healthcare. AI is making the drug discovery process >100X faster and cheaper, and 90 percent more likely to succeed in clinical trials. Mobile health is predicted to become a $102 billion market by 2022, putting a virtual doctor, on-demand,…
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Have We Reached the Limit of Human Longevity? New Study Says No

Have We Reached the Limit of Human Longevity? New Study Says No In 1997, when Jeannne Loise Calment died at the age of 122, she was the longest-living human on record. But she won’t always be. According to a new study published last week in Science, humans are nowhere near our maximum lifespan—if such a…
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Transdifferentiation Can Create An Endless Supply of Brain Cells—And Fast

Transdifferentiation Can Create An Endless Supply of Brain Cells—And Fast Cellular reprogramming is like the fairytale of spinning straw into gold: you take an abundant, mundane cell type, dose it with a cocktail of chemicals, and voilà—now you have an unlimited supply of therapeutic cells ready for action. You’ve probably heard of the superstar in…
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Neurons Made From Blood Cells—A New Tool for Understanding Brain Diseases

Neurons Made From Blood Cells—A New Tool for Understanding Brain Diseases Our team at Stanford University has just figured out the recipe for converting blood cells from adults directly into nerve cells, or neurons. You may be wondering why anyone would want to convert blood into brain cells. Researchers like myself would like to gain…
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Robots Will Be Able to Feel Touch With This Artificial Nerve

Robots Will Be Able to Feel Touch With This Artificial Nerve When the disembodied cockroach leg twitched, Yeongin Kim knew he had finally made it. A graduate student at Stanford, Kim had been working with an international team of neuroengineers on a crazy project: an artificial nerve that acts like the real thing. Like sensory…
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