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GoBalto lands $12m for its Web-based clinical study platform in round led by EDBI and Qualcomm Ventures

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GoBalto, a startup offering cloud-based tools to help the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries run clinical trials, has announced that it has raised $12 million led by EDBI (the Singapore’s Economic Development Board’s global investment arm) and with participation from Qualcomm Ventures in a Series B round. Existing investors Aberdare Ventures, West...
GoBalto lands $12m for its Web-based clinical study platform in round led by EDBI and Qualcomm Ventures

Two patients get eye stem cells

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Two people in Scotland have stem cells transplanted into their eyes as part of a clinical trial to restore their sight....
Two patients get eye stem cells

Running low on funds, Marina Biotech cuts 90 percent of staff

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Marina Biotech, a Bothell biotechnology company, said today that it has cut about 90 percent of its staff and ceased most day-to-day operations because it does not have funding to pursue its business model. “To conserve available cash, management has implemented a furlough of approximately 90% of its employees and...
Running low on funds, Marina Biotech cuts 90 percent of staff

Clinical trials startup TrialReach doses up on $3.1m funding led by Octopus Investments

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TrialReach, a startup focused on making clinical trials more accessible for members of the public who may want to take part in them, has today announced a £2 million ( $3.1 million) funding round in order to further develop its product. TrialReach is designed to help medical research firms recruit...
Clinical trials startup TrialReach doses up on $3.1m funding led by Octopus Investments

Oracle acquires cloud-based clinical apps provider ClearTrial

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Oracle plans to combine its analytics resources to ClearTrial’s cloud-based clinical trial operations applications to produce a single, cheaper option for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies....
Oracle acquires cloud-based clinical apps provider ClearTrial

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Healthcare 2.0 — is it only for the rich?

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Farai Chideya Twenty years ago, U.S. healthcare cost $2,800, on average, per person. Ten years ago, that figure had risen to $4,700 per person. And four years ago, in 2008, it was $7,500 per person, according to this Kaiser Family Foundation Report. Over the same period, the portion of Americans...
Healthcare 2.0 — is it only for the rich?
Digital avatars help silence voices for patients with drug-resistant schizophrenia

GeekWire Awards: Vote here for Geek of the Year

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This is it! The last GeekWire Awards category is ready for voting, and it’s a big one: Geek of the Year. The finalists in this prestigious category include software developers, computer scientists, entrepreneurs, a newly minted sci-fi writer and even a cancer researcher. They were chosen by our GeekWire Awards judges...
GeekWire Awards: Vote here for Geek of the Year
Geek of the Week: Dr. Rebecca Gardner is reprogramming blood cells to kill cancer

Paralyzed woman uses mind-controlled robot arm

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Using BrainGate, the world’s most advanced brain-computer interface, a woman with quadriplegia has used a mind-controlled robot arm to serve herself coffee — an act she hasn’t been able to perform for 15 years. I strongly suggest you watch the video below — the expression on her face at the...
Paralyzed woman uses mind-controlled robot arm

Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check

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Nintendo may have left its Vitality Sensor by the wayside, but researchers at Boston Children's Hospital are using heart rate monitoring in a video game to teach children with anger issues how to temper their emotions. Dubbed RAGE (Regulate and Gain Emotional) Control, the game tasks players with blasting...
Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check
Another setback in the search for an HIV vaccine as major clinical trial is shut down

Crowdsourcing reveals life-saving potential in global health research

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Technology is allowing partners who previously worked independently to collaborate to combat neglected diseasesA growing trend in collaborative health research is creating potentially life-saving global partnerships between pharmaceutical companies, academic researchers, disease advocates and even the general public, who are drawn into the world of science through crowdsourcing.Dwindling money for...
Crowdsourcing reveals life-saving potential in global health research

Clinical Trial at NIH for Unresectable Liver Tumors

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Clinical Trial at NIH for Unresectable Liver Tumors

Brain implant allows paralysed woman to control a robot with her thoughts

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The BrainGate implant can decode a patient's brain signals and instruct a robotic arm to reach and grasp objectsA woman who lost the use of her limbs after a devastating stroke nearly 15 years ago has taken a sip of coffee by guiding a robotic arm with her thoughts.The 58-year-old...
Brain implant allows paralysed woman to control a robot with her thoughts

Threat intelligence: Why it's about sharing more data

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IT is a fast-moving field--ideas arise, reach prototype, and go to market quicker than it takes for the average clinical trial to be cleared; yet this one concept within information security--defense requires greater visibility than can be obtained from any single network and to have a fighting chance we should...
Threat intelligence: Why it's about sharing more data

Eye implants restore 'useful sight' to two blind patients

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Doctors, led by Kings College and Oxford surgeons, restore rudimentary monochrome vision to trial patients The first blind patients to be fitted with electronic eye implants in a UK clinical trial have regained "useful vision" only weeks after surgery.Chris James was able to see outlines of objects for the first...
Eye implants restore 'useful sight' to two blind patients

Breakthrough success in a melanoma clinical trial. http://nyti.ms/bpG0R5

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Breakthrough success in a melanoma clinical trial. http://nyti.ms/bpG0R5

Pharma Goes Farmville: PR Through Gaming

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If you've ever dreamed of running your own pharmaceutical company without the gargantuan research costs and pesky lawsuits, have we got a game for you. German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim is betting that social gaming will raise its profile and brighten its prospects. Boehringer Ingelheim launched a beta version of the...
Pharma Goes Farmville: PR Through Gaming
First wireless drug-dispensing chip tested in humans
Nanosponges could soak up deadly infections like MRSA from your bloodstream
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