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Solidarity vs. solitary: Why collaboration means better healthcare

Historically, healthcare has been adept at achieving highly focused and specialized solutions. However, some critics consider the segmented way that healthcare establishments have operated in the past far too solitary for today's wider...

source: By Karen R. Thomas
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Apple's HealthKit, which enables health-related apps to share data with doctors, will be used in medical trials at two universities, according to a new report. Stanford University Hospital and Duke University are organizing health trials that will rely on HealthKit to collect...

source: CNET

British and Japanese scientists have managed to "reset" human stem cells to their earliest state, opening up a new realm of research into the start of human development and potentially life-saving regenerative medicines. In work described...

source: Reuters

A woman in Japan has received the first medical treatment based on induced pluripotent stem cells, eight years after they were discovered. The iPS cells were made by reprogramming skin cells from the woman's arm, then transformed into specialized eye cells to treat age-related...

source: NewScientist

Edgar Irastorza was just 31 when his heart stopped beating in October 2008. A Miami property manager, break-dancer and former high school wrestler, Irastorza had recently gained weight as his wife’s third pregnancy progressed. “I kind of got pregnant, too,”...

source: The New York Times

The test identifies depression by measuring the levels of nine RNA blood markers, which are messengers that interpret DNA genetic codes and carry out their instructions. The blood test could also predicts which patients will benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy based...

source: HNGN

We're all familiar with the typical pharmaceutical supply chain: A pharma company develops a drug and, after gaining FDA approval, mass produces it and distributes it to pharmacies. Physicians prescribe it. Potentially hundreds of thousands of patients walk into pharmacies...

source: InformationWeek


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