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This computer makes it possible for paralyzed patients to communicate

Paralyzed patients are able to use a brain-computer interface to communicate with their caregivers.

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36% off iHealth Oxygen level, Pulse rate, and Perfusion Index Monitor - Deal Alert

This oximeter gives you gives you fast, accurate vitals sign readings. Measure, track, and share your blood oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index right from your smartphone or tablet.

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Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Researchers at Binghamton State University have proposed a model that uses patients' heartbeats as an encryption key for electronic records.

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The state of the IT contractor job market in 2017

Trends toward higher pay and demand for specialized skills continue apace, creating opportunities for contractors across the industry.

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41% off Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale - Deal Alert

The Withings scale uses patented Position Control technology to deliver the most accurate readings of your body composition (weight, body fat, muscle, bone and water). It automatically synchronizes with your smartphone via Wi-Fi to...

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IBM Watson, FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange

IBM's Watson Health division and the FDA are teaming up to explore using blockchain technology for secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data, which could lead to enormous advances in research.

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Stock-tanking in St. Jude Medical security disclosure might have legs

For better or worse, a security firm’s attempt to cash in on a software bug by shorting a company’s stock and then publicizing the flaw might have pioneered a new approach to vulnerability disclosure.

Apple digital health Drchrono says essential

iPads are the 'new stethoscope' and every doctor needs one...

Mobile devices are part of the ‘medical toolkit’ – drchrono interview

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How iOS 10 Bedtime works

You need more sleep

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Daatrics answers the call from over-anxious new parents

Call me flippant, but sometimes nature is the best thing. Daatrics provides an answer for those who disagree.

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American Heart Association looks for cure in the cloud

Executives at the American Heart Association are betting that the cure for heart disease, stroke and diabetes lies in the cloud.

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Implantable medical devices can be hacked to harm patients

It's possible to transmit life-threatening signals to implanted medical devices with no prior knowledge of how the devices work, researchers in Belgium and the U.K. have demonstrated.

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Tim Cook on Apple's (RED) fight against AIDS

‘Your ability to live past your first birthday shouldn't depend on where you're born’ – Tim Cook

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How a video-gaming programmer created a popular VR surgical simulator

Last month, start-up Level Ex launched a surgical simulator that was developed by a video gaming programmer who found notoriety by literally throwing together his first app.

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Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try

Moving beyond its roots with bitcoin, blockchain gets a tryout in industries where it may have the potential to evolve or disrupt standard practices.

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Best Deals of the Week, November 7th - November 11th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of November 7th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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IBM’s Watson to use genomic data to defeat drug-resistant cancers

IBM’s Watson will study genomic data related to thousands of drug-resistant tumors to help develop new treatments that the diseases can’t circumvent through mutations.

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New smartphone attachment can detect cancer

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a spectrometer that fits on a smartphone and can detect cancer with 99% accuracy.

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IBM: In 5 years, Watson A.I. will be behind your every decision

In the next five years, nearly every important decision, whether it's business or personal, will be made with the assistance of IBM Watson, said IBM president and CEO Ginni Rometty, in a keynote speech at IBM's World of Watson...

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Harvard's 3D-printed heart on a chip could lead to personalized medicine breakthroughs

Harvard has successfully 3D-printed the organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors that may someday be used to match the properties of a specific disease or even an individual patient’s cells.

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