Tradewind Bioscience attacks the physiology of tumors to treat cancer

Cancer remains the one counterpoint to the march of medical progress that has scored human history over the last 200 years. Last year 600,920 people in the U.S. died from cancer, and another 1.7 milli

Helix holds first close on a planned $200 million investment in its genetic services marketplace

Welcome to the future… where startups are willing to customize everything from a diet regimen to a workout plan, or family planning to personal fashion based on an individual’s genetic c

All-star team of synthetic biologists raise $53 million for cancer therapy startup Senti

A who’s-who from the world of synthetic biological research have come together to launch Senti Biosciences with $53 million in funding from a slew of venture capital investors. Led by Tim Lu, a

Ourotech is taking the guesswork out of cancer treatment

Every day spent with late stage cancer matters — that’s why it’s so important to get treatments right the first time. Unfortunately, despite having dozens of cancer treatments availa

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub invests $50 million in its first 47 research initiatives

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a non-profit medical research organization started by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg (and not to be confused with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability

Razorfish’s Jeff Dachis Launches One Drop, An App For Diabetics To Log And Share Info With Each Other

Co-founder of digital marketing agency Razorfish Jeff Dachis has a new app for diabetes called One Drop, which just launched in the App Store today. Dachis has always been a health-minded individua

Breath-based glucose sensor developed (and why it may never make it to market)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/glucose.jpg">I guess since I’m the resident diabetic at CrunchGear that I should write all the diabetes-related stories. Good old diabe

Cancer-fighting chemical to be added to beer

We’ve all heard the “red wine is good for you” argument before, but let’s face it; not everyone would choose a glass of red wine over a nice, cold beer. I wouldn’t, at least. Anyway, the act

Laser can detect diseases by analyzing one's breath

[photopress:lasershealth.jpg,full,right] You know how much I like tech with a purpose that’s something other than more and more megawidgets or terabloops. Hence, a line or two on this laser than

Can open source work for medicine?

India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is taking a cue from open source initiatives that you and I know so well and applying those same ideals to third world drug research in the

Laser developed to fight viruses

Physics professor K.T. Tsen announced last week that he successfully destroyed common viruses using pluses from an infared laser without harming the surrounding cells. Tsen’s primary focus is to

Electrically Sensitive People Reach Out, Tell Us to Cut Back on the Wi-Fi, Cellphones

The proliferation of cellphones, Wi-Fi networks and other devices that emit electromagnetic radiation is causing some people to become very, very sick. Take this woman, Sarah, who for the last several

Molecular Identification, Coming Soon

MobileMagazine is reporting that scientists in the UK have developed a “molecule-based” ID tag–I guess technically any ID tag would be molecule-based, but I think they mean molecule-