“Convergence science has advanced across many fronts, from nanotechnology to regenerative tissue,” says Nobel Laureate Phil Sharp of MIT. “But the funding allocated for convergence research in biomedical science is small and needs to be expanded. In fact, there is no federal agency with the responsibility to fund convergence in biomedical research.”
Four Boston area Israeli collaborations receive $1.3 in funding for innovative medical and energy projects under new MA/Israel partnership.
New Cambridge Observer’s Anita Harris on BIO-IT World 2012, describing the promise and problems presented by burgeoning of health care data.
I was blown away when I heard about pill bottle caps that will tell you (or your doctor or your caretakers) if you’ve forgotten to take your meds…a kazoo that measures the chemistry of the air from your lungs…and a telephone that can assess whether you’re depressed–from the tones of your voice. Remote health monitoring gizmos are not for the future: they are now!
A Scientia Advisors study suggests that neurostimulation technologies have fewer side effects and could help cut health care costs by doing away with the need for lifelong drug regimens.