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The Untapped Potential of 3-D Printing

March 24, 2015 11:07 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

3-D printing could make a huge impact on digital dentistry, manufacturing, organ transplants, and multiple other fields.

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Futuristic 3-D Printing Technique Unveiled

March 17, 2015 12:00 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The inspiration for this creation came from the T-1000, the lethal and liquid robot from the movie Terminator 2.

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Stanford Showcases New App for Studying Heart Health

March 10, 2015 4:07 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Apple teamed up with a handful of universities to create these medical research applications.                            

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The Evolution of Birth Control

February 20, 2015 4:46 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan wrote a new feature for the magazine examining the future of contraception.                                     

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How Technology Can Block Our Creativity

February 17, 2015 2:21 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The Atlantic's James Hamblin explores how our obsession with smartphones could stifle creative impulses.                              

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President Obama Reveals Details About Precision Medicine Project

February 1, 2015 6:45 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

President Obama held a press conference revealing new details surrounding the Precision Medicine initiative he announced during the State of The Union.                               

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Creating ‘Genomic Origami’

December 12, 2014 9:05 am | Comments

In a triumph for cell biology, researchers have assembled the first high-resolution, 3-D maps of entire folded genomes and found a structural basis for gene regulation, a kind of “genomic origami” that allows the same genome to produce different types of cells.

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Meniscus Regenerated with 3-D-printed Implant

December 11, 2014 8:30 am | Comments

Researchers have devised a way to replace the knee’s protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3-D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own.    

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Viewing Your Genome on a Blackberry Passport

December 10, 2014 1:15 pm | Comments

One of the recurring themes of the 2014 Forbes Healthcare Summit was that smartphones and mobile apps would play a larger role in the industry. However, the safety and security of these platforms are being debated. Nanthealth’s CEO Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong feels he may have a solution.

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Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Linked to Greater Autism Risk

December 9, 2014 8:30 am | Comments

Children with autism spectrum disorder were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study has found.

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Scientists Pinpoint a New Line of Defense Used by Cancer Cells

December 8, 2014 3:00 pm | Comments

Scientists have discovered a new line of defense used by cancer cells to evade cell death, according to new research. The team identified a critical pathway of molecular signals which throw a lifeline to cancer cells.         

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Drug Development in a Time of Ebola

December 8, 2014 11:44 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Forbes kicked off the 2014 Healthcare Summit with a session titled, “Drug Development in A Time of Ebola,” where Forbes senior editor Matthew Herper interviewed Edward Cox and Lucianna Borio, two high-ranking officials at the FDA.

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Stickleback Leaders are Stickleback Loners

December 2, 2014 12:25 pm | Comments

Research reveals that sticklebacks with bolder personalities are not only better leaders but also less sociable than more timid fish. The behavior of these bolder fish shapes the dynamics of the group.              

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Scientists Seek to Map Origins of Mental Illness

November 26, 2014 8:30 am | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has convened to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop noninvasive technologies to treat the conditions.                        

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Gene Therapy Pioneered to Cure 'Bubble Baby' Disease

November 20, 2014 10:35 am | Comments

Researchers have pioneered a stem cell gene therapy cure for children born with adenosine deaminase (ADA)-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), often called "Bubble Baby" disease.                 

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