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Concussions – Lasting Effects Even After You Feel Better
In Canada, many kids are on ice skates before they can walk. But they don’t get to start slamming into each other until they’re around 11 when they can sign up for full contact hockey. Unsurprisingly, that’s also the age when the baby Wayne...
October 27, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Manipulating Genetic Code
Scientists have demonstrated an “incredibly powerful” ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies. One altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is...
October 27, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
BioTech Entrepreneurs Number One Fail
“Do you know what the number one failing of biotech entrepreneurs who try to get into medical devices is?” a senior healthcare VC (who asked for anonymity so he could speak freely) asked me over lunch recently. (Disclosure/reminder: I work at a cloud...
October 26, 2017
Resource Library
6 Business Leaders Tell You How To Sell Them
Ever been pitched by a sales professional who wasn’t very, uh, professional? Often, I’ve had a strong urge to say, “Hold on. If you’d only address this or that, or approach me in another way, I’d probably buy from you.” Conversely, in a...
October 24, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
‘Handful of Changes’ Make Cancer
British scientists have worked out how many changes it takes to transform a healthy cell into a cancer. The team, at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, showed the answer was a tiny handful, between one and 10 mutations depending on the type of...
October 24, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
11 Most Innovative Medical Devices of 2017
The nominees for the best medical technology of 2017 were recently announced for the 11th Annual Prix Galien USA Awards. The Galien Foundation, the host of the awards, hands out the the Prix Galien Award annually to examples of outstanding biomedical and technology...
October 23, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Wearables for Rehabilitation
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, wearable technologies are the worlds current number one fitness trend (Thompson, 2015, 2016). By providing patients with an instant biofeedback, wearables not only have the possibility to prevent injury and overuse, but also to optimize...
October 23, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Harvard’s New Biosensitive Tattoos Could Replace Smart Wearables
Thanks to wearable technology, you can go for a run and a fitness tracker will tell you how long you’ve exercised, your heart rate, and how many calories you’ve probably burned. That’s cool, sure, but there’s only so much it can tell you. Sitting on the...
October 20, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
FDA Moves us Closer to a Surgical Robotic Future
Much negativity surrounds the public perception of our robot-ridden future. Indeed, sensationalist fears about thousands or millions of jobs undergoing ruthless robotic appropriation spread like wildfire. But the advancement of intelligent machines isn’t all that miserable. Indeed, some advancements presently making waves will...
October 19, 2017
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