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Axon - Wellcome Collection

Axon - Wellcome Collection | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

In this fast-paced game, you must click on protein targets to grow your neuron, connecting new brain regions. Climb through the tissue, outcompeting rival neurons to form the longest connection you can.

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How Much of Your Personal Health Information Should Be Online?

How Much of Your Personal Health Information Should Be Online? | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

It's time to move beyond the isolated patient experience, but the social outlets we're using aren't made for sharing high-stakes information.

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New England Journal of Medicine Now Available as iPad App

New England Journal of Medicine Now Available as iPad App | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Massachusetts Medical Society has released an iPad version of its venerable NEJM. In addition to all the content from the print version, the iPad app also includes audio and video materials from the NEJM.org website.

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IPad App Turns Your Twitter Feed Into Microbial Warfare

IPad App Turns Your Twitter Feed Into Microbial Warfare | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Biologic is a free iPad app by Bloom, the same young software firm that turned our music collections into galaxies. Their latest app reinterprets the social network feeds of Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn in a novel way.

Biologic displays your friends as cells--stick with me, it will actually make a lot of sense--and each cell is full of smaller substructures, which are status updates. As these status updates are shared, the microstructures within each cell grow, and the cells themselves grow, too.

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Infographic: Health Food and Weight Loss Around the World - Lifestyle - GOOD

Infographic: Health Food and Weight Loss Around the World - Lifestyle - GOOD | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

People from different countries and cultures generally agree on how to lose weight and what foods are the healthiest. 

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Scan Your Food For Bacteria With Your Cell Phone | Popular Science

Scan Your Food For Bacteria With Your Cell Phone | Popular Science | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Have you ever been tempted to order steak tartare but decided against it for fear of getting sick? This little cell phone scanner can take a look at it for you and let you know if it does in fact harbor any E. coli bacteria.

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World's First Live-Tweeted Open-Heart Surgery is a Success [PICS]

World's First Live-Tweeted Open-Heart Surgery is a Success [PICS] | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

A Houston hospital made history by live-tweeting an open-heart surgery for the first time ever, and creating a Storify with pictures.

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DNA Sequencer Plugs Right Into Your USB Port, Analyzes Your Genome | Popular Science

DNA Sequencer Plugs Right Into Your USB Port, Analyzes Your Genome | Popular Science | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

MinION is a USB powered disposable device that contains a sensor chip, ASIC and the fluidics system needed to perform a complete single-molecule sensing experiment. The goal is to democratize sequencing and eliminate the still-heady costs associated with genetic analysis, making DNA and protein sequencing as commonplace as an exam with a tongue depressor.

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TEDx Talk: Crowdsource Your Health

In this short talk from TEDxMaastricht, Singularity University faculty member Lucien Engelen discusses how technologies are enabling us to crowdsource our health.

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[Google Search Blog] Improving health searches, because your health matters - Inside Search

[Google Search Blog] Improving health searches, because your health matters - Inside Search | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Every day, people search on Google for health information. Many of these searches relate to symptoms they or their loved ones may be experiencing. ... Data shows that a search for symptoms is often followed by a search for a related condition.

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swissmiss | sherpaa

swissmiss | sherpaa | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Sherpaa is an around the clock email and phone access to friendly, NYC-based doctors (or Guides as they call them).

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Radio - Portable X-Ray Machine by Francois Rybarczyk » Yanko Design

Radio - Portable X-Ray Machine by Francois Rybarczyk » Yanko Design | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Inspired by the designer’s own personal experience of waiting too long during a stay at the emergency room, the Radio portable x-ray was imagined as a way to cut back on time spent in the radiology process.

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LeCrip.org > Le CRIP, un collectif de dirigeants d’entreprises pharmaceutiques.

LeCrip.org > Le CRIP, un collectif de dirigeants d’entreprises pharmaceutiques. | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Le CRIP, Cercle de réflexion de l'industrie pharmaceutique, un think tank à l’écoute de son environnement, se dote d’une plateforme internet lecrip.org qui traduit sa volonté d’écoute, d’éclairage et de contribution au débat sur l’actualité et sur l’évolution du monde de la santé.

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Four ways we could hack human bodies to save the environment

Four ways we could hack human bodies to save the environment | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Could prescribing a pill or introducing a widespread genetic tweak save the environment? Should we change ourselves in order to reduce our impact on the world?

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By the Numbers: Flu Season, Visualized | Popular Science

By the Numbers: Flu Season, Visualized | Popular Science | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), epidemiologists study the patterns of flu data from the current season against historic data. The comparison helps them make informed decisions about how to respond to the virus: what kind of vaccine to make, how to make it, and how and where to distribute it. As data sets improve, scientists will be able to better predict how future strains of seasonal influenza will spread.

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Socialblood Wants To Turn Facebook Into The World’s Largest Blood Bank

Socialblood Wants To Turn Facebook Into The World’s Largest Blood Bank | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Leveraging the power of the social network, a new startup wants to eliminate the blood shortages that plague the developing world by connecting people directly to others with their same blood type.

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Five reasons the new Apple iPad will help physicians

Five reasons the new Apple iPad will help physicians | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Apple held a media event in San Francisco today where they introduced the new iPad. The new iPad is set to be released in a number of countries on March 16th and brings a number of updates which will signifcantly appeal to the medical community.

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Gene-Z Point of Care Genetic Testing System Update

Gene-Z Point of Care Genetic Testing System Update | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Last summer scientists at Michigan State University reported about a new device they developed, called Gene-Z, that performs genetic analysis on microRNAs. The device is low cost, uses an Apple iPod Touch as an interface, and doesn’t require much energy, so can be charged using solar panels (you’ll need bigger ones for the iPod).

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A Bandage That Allows You To Save A Life While Patching Up Your Cut

A Bandage That Allows You To Save A Life While Patching Up Your Cut | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

If you’re already bleeding, why not send some of your blood to the national bone marrow registry, which might be able to connect you with someone whose life your marrow could save?

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Bluetooth Low Energy Demonstrated for Portable Medical Devices

Bluetooth Low Energy Demonstrated for Portable Medical Devices | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

The Bluetooth low energy (BLE) standard promises long term connectivity of digital devices minus the short battery life that traditional Bluetooth has often been responsible for in the past. Health monitoring technologies may turn out to be the biggest beneficiaries of BLE, since size and power consumption are usually critical when devices have to be worn by patients over extended periods of time.

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TechCrunch | Survey: A Quarter Of All Doctors In Europe Use iPads Professionally

TechCrunch | Survey: A Quarter Of All Doctors In Europe Use iPads Professionally | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

According to the survey, just over a quarter of all doctors in the EU — primary care and specialist — use an iPad for professional purposes. That’s a big number for a device primarily aimed at content consumption and not hardened against a hospital environment.

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Your Body Is an API: 9 Gadgets for Tracking Health and Fitness

Your Body Is an API: 9 Gadgets for Tracking Health and Fitness | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

The "quantified self": It's a lifestyle philosophy that says tracking one's own personal data -- calories burned, hours slept, miles run -- is the path to self-realization. All this data-tracking requires gadgets, and many innovative specimens were on display at CES 2012 last month.

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Could a Facebook for Doctors Improve Your Care?

Could a Facebook for Doctors Improve Your Care? | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Doximity wants to retire the fax machine by giving doctors a social media site that doesn't violate patient privacy regulations.

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Partagez donc votre grippe sur Internet | Slate

Partagez donc votre grippe sur Internet | Slate | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Proposition aux internautes: confier, gratuitement et chaque semaine, la liste des symptômes grippaux dont ils ont (ou non) souffert. 

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