• Ourotech is taking the guesswork out of cancer treatment

    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 available, we don’t have great processes for determining what treatments to prioritize. The consequence of this is that we often miscalculate and waste critical time pursuing the wrong… Read More

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

    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 corporation to advance human potential) today announced it would be doling out a total of $50 million to its first cohort of disease investigators. The Biohub brings together Bay Area… Read More

  • 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 individual. He eats well, works out and runs marathons. So, it was a bit of a shock when his doctor told him, at age 47, that he had Type-1 diabetes. Read More

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

    I guess since I’m the resident diabetic at CrunchGear that I should write all the diabetes-related stories. Good old diabetic Doug. He’s got the sweet blood, let’s pass this one on to him. Hope he doesn’t go into diabetic retardation while he’s writing it. That’s what it’s called, right? Coma? What is it? He said to help him if he starts acting weird… Read More

  • 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 actual benefit of drinking red wine comes from a cancer-fighting chemical called resveratrol, which occurs naturally in grapes. The problem with the red wine argument is that… Read More

  • 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 detect diseases. Developed by a team at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a laser device that detects molecules in one’s… Read More

  • 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 hopes of developing cures for diseases "at a fraction of the costs incurred by multinationals to develop a new drug." Read More

  • 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 use the technique against HIV, though he states the future of the laser may very well be in treating disease, not viruses. So, how does it work? The laser produces a vibration that shatters… Read More

  • 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 years has been electrically sensitive (self-diagnosed, mind you). She says all of the radiation generated from the myriad devices out there cause her to be sick, nauseous, lose hair, have high… Read More

  • 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-sized. Anyway, these new tags are created through a process dubbed molecular computation identification (MCID), a process that coerces molecules to produce light using a mixture of chemical. Read More