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Unfortunately, hackers over the years have stepped up their game not only in the severity of the attacks but who they are targeting as well.  One area that has seen an increase in attacks is the healthcare industry despite having cyber-security protocols in place.  Since the industry finds itself tied down by budget and staffing issues, healthcare finds its...
The human brain has proved to be the most complex organ to study but scientists have always been in the move to try and crack into the code of its operations. In a new venture, the discovery is that there are brain networks that are exclusively dedicated to the naming of objects. This comes after another team of researchers managed to...
Technology is constantly evolving in what areas it can be used in and what it can accomplish.  One aspect of this involves the combination of artificial intelligence and machine learning as they are applied to make things more efficient.  When looking at the future of financial services, banks are utilizing machine learning and AI to streamline the finance sector. The...
When a heart attack is suspected, quick treatment becomes among the key determinants of whether the victim would live or not. Tons of lives can be saved if doctors can have instant means to proof symptoms accurately, to differentiate patients who are already exposed to heart attack and those with the same symptoms but suffering from a different condition. Well, that’s...
The norm has been for tech vendors to influence what would be the next phase of integrated information which would be channeled between patients, doctor, providers and payers.  However, with technology and the cloud continuing to evolve, there is a sense that the time has come to move away from tech vendors deciding the direction healthcare will take.  Instead,...
Backing a crowdfunding project isn’t for the faint-hearted. 480 backers shared the NOWA Paris timepiece dream. As I pen this, they are living the dream. If you are in for something refreshing that takes a classical timepiece and subtly throws in shades of smart features then look no further than the NOWA Paris. The NOWA Paris stick true to its name....
Researchers have managed to develop a new stem cell model to assess a rare nervous system disorder that is placed in the same disease group as Parkinson’s disease, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and the Alzheimer’s disease. A breakthrough in handling the rare disease would pave the way to treating most if not all neurodegenerative conditions in the same class. The study,...
While it may be for many to believe, count me in as one of them, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey.  The 1968 epic produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, was a prediction of the relationship human beings would have with technology and the possible consequences that might happen.  Fifty years...
According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, 36,100 lung transplants have been successfully undertaken in the US since 1988. Nonetheless, there has been a soaring increase in the number of patients on the waiting list. Luckily, researchers are injecting new hope in lung transplant after a successful lab-lung transplant on pigs. This revelation was made by a team from...
Testing gut disorders have always proved to be a tricky endeavor. In fact, when it comes to diagnosing gut issues, anything invasive as an option comes with risks. Thanks to advancements in technology. Now, we have a swallowable sensor that measures gut gases in real time and the interesting part is that it has proved to be 3000 times more...

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