Life Science

Brain and computer moves ahead

Faster and sharper: A new brain-computer-interface technology could turn our brains into automatic image-identifying machines that operate faster than human consciousness. Researchers at Columbia University are combining the processing power of the human brain with computer vision to develop a novel device that will allow people to search through images ten times faster than they can on their own. Read ...

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On the edge of life science

Sarah is doing a great job blogging the SXSW (whatever that means) conference she’s attending. I admire that; I’ve never been able to write coherently about what I’m listening to. So I’m reporting about 2006 BioAgenda Summit after the fact. I might subtitle the meeting: The Conference of Conundrums. One of the themes running throughout the meeting was the religious ...

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More health news portals for physicians

Turns out more and more entrepreneurs are looking to provide health information and news to physicians. I wonder how successful these products are, and if it is the nurse and physician’s assistant reading on behalf of the physician. I noticed this portal that HealthDay news service created called Physician’s Briefing – Today’s News. This provides all health news, but cancer ...

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"Buddies" for clinical trials

Stowe Boyd says the center of the universe is the buddy list. Well, that might be especially true for colon cancer clinical trial participants. A new kind of mentoring program has been announced by the Colon Cancer Alliance. Colon cancer patients considering participation in a clinical trial can now access a first-of-its-kind peer-to-peer support system, the Buddy Program, the Colon ...

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