Alphabet life science subsidiary Verily raises $1 billion to expand
Verily, a life science subsidiary of Alphabet, raised $1 billion in a recent funding round to support the business’s expansion.
The research group was founded in 2015 to improve precision health. Its primary objective is to use data from a wide range of clinical, social, and behavioural source... Read more
FCC: radio frequencies smartphones with 5G technology are safe
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) states in a new proposal that current levels of radio frequency emissions from mobile phones are safe. This applies not only to older and current mobile phones, but also to the smartphones that will be using the new 5G technology.
The FCC carried out si... Read more
Apple, Microsoft and Google test standard for access to digital health data
Apple, Microsoft and Google are testing a new standard that allows patients to access health data. The standard, called CARIN Blue Button API, was developed by partners in the private sector, and is also tested by American BlueCross/BlueShield providers and the state of Washington.
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SMEs: ‘Lack of time has a negative impact on workers’ health’.
Many of the Dutch SMEs say they perform tasks outside normal hours, even though they work between 31 and 40 hours a week. That's what Salesforce's research shows. However, according to 47 percent, lack of time is also a source of negative impact on their own personal health or that of their employee... Read more
Researchers make 3D printed heart with biological materials
Tel Aviv University researchers printed the first bloodstained 3D heart using the patient's own cells and biological materials. According to the study, this is the first time that a heart has been printed using "fully personalized, non-completed materials", reports ZDNet.
The 3D printed heart has ... Read more
Collaboration between Microsoft and Walgreens focuses on digital health services
Drugstore chain Walgreens and Microsoft have started a seven-year collaboration to research and develop new delivery methods for health services. That's what Reuters says.
As part of the collaboration, the companies focus on virtually connecting people to Walgreens stores. They also offer services ... Read more
Samsung uses AI for medical imaging to help radiologists
Samsung has applied its artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to its imaging devices. This allows doctors and radiologists to make more accurate diagnoses, according to the company.
At the Radiological Society of North America 2018 Annual Meeting (RSNA 2018) in Chicago, the company showed various ... Read more