25 mars
24 mars

Le 27 janvier 2016, un patient éveillé, plongé dans une réalité virtuelle grâce à des lunettes 3D, était opéré d'une tumeur cérébrale au CHU d'Angers dans le cadre du  projet de recherche CERVO (Chirurgie Éveillée sous Réalité Virtuelle dans le bloc Opératoire) . Le test de champ visuel qui a pu être intégré dans le bloc opératoire a...

Strategy. Who has time for it? When implementing a big data solution, a lot of businesses skimp on the up-front strategic work. But without a clear-cut, big data strategy, falling into one of two major traps is easy. The first trap is to treat big data as an end unto itself—“everybody else is doing it; we better do it too.” The second trap is to focus only on fixing a particular problem at hand without regard to larger business concerns or what comes next. A coherent big data...

The White House wants to invest $1 billion in a new Cancer Moonshot aimed at accelerating research into ways to detect, treat, and prevent the debilitating series of diseases. It’s not the first time the government has announced a major effort to eradicate cancer by spending big on medical science. But one key difference this time may be the recent advances the industry has made in data science. President Obama picked his VP, Joe Biden, to lead the Cancer Moonshot effort. Biden, whose son Beau...

Several digital health companies stand to reap the benefits of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell’s move to provide reimbursement for Medicare patients taking part in Diabetes Prevention Programs. It is expected to go into effect next year. It seems fitting that the announcement coincided with the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act which emphasizes preventive care. An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and another 86 million are at risk for...

23 mars

Le 30 mars 2016, l'entreprise Veritas Genetics lancera officiellement aux États-Unis My Genome, une application pour smartphone destinée au grand public et permettant d'analyser l'intégralité du génome, moyennant 999 dollars. L'intérêt ? Évaluer les risques de contracter certaines maladies comme Alzheimer ou des cancers (par exemple, une mutation au gène BRCA1 augmentant le risque de développer un cancer du sein...

22 mars

Brain science draws legions of eager students to the field and countless millions in dollars, euros and renminbi to fund research. These endeavors, however, have not yielded major improvements in treating patients who suffer from psychiatric disorders for decades. The languid pace of translating research into therapies stems from the inherent difficulties in understanding mental illness. “Psychiatry deals with brains interacting with the world and with other brains, so we're not just...

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