Wearable Sweat Sensor Could Help Diagnose and Treat Disease, Say Researchers

An ultra-sensitive, wearable sweat sensor may improve diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other conditions, researchers said Monday. Unlike previous sweat sensors, the new model requires only a trace of moisture to do its job and doesn’t require patients to sit still for 30 minutes while it collects sweat. “This is a huge … Read more

Chan Zuckerberg donate $3 billion toward curing all disease by next 100 years

The Zuckerbergs donate $3B to fight all diseases  Thursday, 22 Sep 2016 | 9:34 AM ET | 00:32 The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said it would dedicate $3 billion over the next decade towards preventing, curing, and managing all diseases by the end of the century. “This is about the future we all want for our children,” … Read more

Chan Zuckerberg donate $3 billion toward curing all disease by next 100 years

The Zuckerbergs donate $3B to fight all diseases  Thursday, 22 Sep 2016 | 9:34 AM ET | 00:32 The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said it would dedicate $3 billion over the next decade towards preventing, curing, and managing all diseases by the end of the century. “This is about the future we all want for our children,” … Read more

Smartphones enable the world’s largest disease study

e results of the largest infectious disease study ever to be undertaken have revealed that 100 million people around the world are at risk of blindness from the infectious disease trachoma. Smartphones enabled organizers to ensure that data could be easily collected in even the most remote parts of the world and then subsequently transmitted … Read more

Smartphones enable the world’s largest disease study

The research project, which involved 2.6 million participants in 29 different countries, over a 3-year period, was made possible by the use of smartphone technology to help collect, log and transmit data from surveyors operating around the world. Dr. Caroline Harper, CEO of Sightsavers, says: “The biggest infectious disease mapping exercise in history, ‘The Global … Read more

Glaucoma: why are so many of us blind to this sight-stealing disease?

aucoma is a primary cause of vision loss and blindness in the US, affecting around 2.7 million people – a number that is expected to reach 4.2 million by 2030. While severe glaucoma-related vision loss can often be prevented, there is one major barrier: around half of patients with the disease do not know they … Read more

Vision problems in space travelers inform eye health, disease research

nce Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit Earth in 1957, we have been learning how the human body changes under low gravity. The effects of space travel on muscle and bone, brain and nerves, heart and circulation, sleep, digestion and exercise, and many other body functions continue to be subjects of … Read more

Vision problems in space travelers inform eye health, disease research

nce Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit Earth in 1957, we have been learning how the human body changes under low gravity. The effects of space travel on muscle and bone, brain and nerves, heart and circulation, sleep, digestion and exercise, and many other body functions continue to be subjects of … Read more

US Olympic Committee creates infectious disease advice group

The United States Olympic Committee announced on Friday that it will create an Infectious Disease Advisory Group to help identify and establish best practices regarding the mitigation, assessment and management of infectious disease. “The health and safety of our athletes, and our entire delegation, is our top priority,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun in a … Read more