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Amazing Heat-Seeking Technology Can See All The Good Fat In The Body

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Scientists at the University of Nottingham have identified a groundbreaking technique that could help tackle the global obesity epidemic.   The pioneering method uses a thermal imaging camera to detect healthy fat in the body, known as brown fat.   The heat-seeking technology has been available before but this is...
Amazing Heat-Seeking Technology Can See All The Good Fat In The Body
Neurotrack nabs $90K for its tech that predicts the onset of Alzheimer's (exclusive)

Indian Supreme Court Rejects Trivial 'Evergreening' Of Pharma Patents

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Back in October last year, in the context of India showing itself increasingly sceptical about pharma patents that drive up drug prices beyond the reach of its citizens, we wrote about an important court battle over Novartis's drug Gleevec, sold as Glivec in India. The definitive judgement from India's...
Indian Supreme Court Rejects Trivial 'Evergreening' Of Pharma Patents

Yammer unveils the Open Graph for the enterprise, to help make business apps more social

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At its first-ever user conference, Yammer has announced what it’s calling “an enhanced” way for businesses to be more social. At its YamJam 2012 conference, CEO and co-founder David Sacks told the crowd that his company is unveiling its Enterprise Graph — a new platform that will enable developers and...
Yammer unveils the Open Graph for the enterprise, to help make business apps more social

Mark Zuckerberg's Big Lobbying Group Accused Of 'Effectively Bribing Politicians', And 'Misleading Supporters' (FB)

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Mark Zuckerberg's new lobbying group FWD.us is getting blasted by Josh Miller, founder of Branch, an online discussion startup. After meeting with the president of Zuckerberg's lobbying group, Miller says, "FWD.us is employing questionable lobbying techniques, misleading supporters, and not being transparent about the underlying values and long-term intentions of...
Mark Zuckerberg's Big Lobbying Group Accused Of 'Effectively Bribing Politicians', And 'Misleading Supporters' (FB)

Elected Officials Get An Average 1,452% Salary Increase When They Take A Lobbying Job

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A few months ago, in writing about a fascinating interview between Jack Abramoff and Larry Lessig, we talked about Abramoff's admission that the best way to "buy" a Congressional staffer was to merely let them know that they had a lobbying job waiting for them "whenever they wanted it." He...
Elected Officials Get An Average 1,452% Salary Increase When They Take A Lobbying Job

Interview: Bill Gates Talks About Tech Innovations for Vaccines Ahead of Global Confab

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Earlier today, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates discussed technological innovations for vaccines, ahead of a Global Vaccine Summit being held next week in Abu Dhabi. Set during World Immunization Week, 300 people — including Gates, who is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who will be delivering a...
Interview: Bill Gates Talks About Tech Innovations for Vaccines Ahead of Global Confab
EU Parliament rejects ACTA

DailyDirt: I Want A New Drug...

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Many mind-altering drugs lead to trouble at some point. But what about treatments that help improve memory or intelligence? Forget those energy drinks, serious scientists are working on ways to improve memory and learning skills. Here are just a few examples. A protein named the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) seems...
DailyDirt: I Want A New Drug...

PharmaGossip: "The demise of science in pharmaceutical companies."

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PharmaGossip: "The demise of science in pharmaceutical companies."

Court Reverses: Paying Competing Drug Companies Not To Compete Is An Antitrust Violation

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A few years ago, we wrote about a ridiculous situation in which big pharmaceutical companies were keeping prices artificially high by paying other drug companies to delay entering the market with generic drugs. The really scary part about this was that the big pharma companies would abuse patent law to...
Court Reverses: Paying Competing Drug Companies Not To Compete Is An Antitrust Violation
Comprehend wants to cure data woes for pharma companies

Medivo's CEO Says He's Never Seen So Much Investor Money In Healthcare Startups

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Now that doctors are finally using iPads and digitizing patient records, healthcare startups are really gaining traction.  Sundeep Bhan, CEO and co-founder of Medivo, benefitted from this in November when his company raised $7 million in a Series A round led by Safeguard Scientifics. Medivo is a data and lab...
Medivo's CEO Says He's Never Seen So Much Investor Money In Healthcare Startups
How Practice Fusion plans to use patient data to save lives

InCrowd says it can deliver healthcare market data in real time, raises $2.2m to prove it

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Cambridge, Massachusetts-based research firm InCrowd claims it is the only company in the world that is able to offer real-time healthcare market data and physician opinions. True or not, Spanish venture capital firm Nauta Capital has led a $2.2 million Series A funding round for the fledgling company. Over the...
InCrowd says it can deliver healthcare market data in real time, raises $2.2m to prove it

Speed dating for startups: NYC and Health 2.0 pair health organizations with entrepreneurs

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In the past year, several startup accelerators have popped up around the country to give health tech entrepreneurs access to funding, mentors and other kinds of support. But a program launched this week in New York is taking an interesting new approach to encouraging digital health innovation. Backed by the...
Speed dating for startups: NYC and Health 2.0 pair health organizations with entrepreneurs

Schmidt defends Google in 'immoral' tax row

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Google executive chairman says company accounts comply with international lawGoogle executive chairman Eric Schmidt has defended his company's financial affairs after a Commons committee branded the internet giant devious and unethical for sheltering its multibillion-pound profits from UK taxes.Writing in the Observer, Schmidt said his company's accounts were complicated but...
Schmidt defends Google in 'immoral' tax row
With $6.5M In Tow, Bina Technologies Wants To Bring Big Data Insight To Genomic Sequencing

With Care4Today, a spoonful of technology helps the medicine go down

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Janssen Healthcare Innovation launched Care4Today today, a mobile app that helps people manage their medical needs. Care4Today keeps track of patients’ prescribed treatment regimens and pushes timely reminders about taking medication, refilling prescriptions, and making appointments. Care4Today is a secure platform and compatible on most smartphone devices. Janssen Healthcare Innovation is...
With Care4Today, a spoonful of technology helps the medicine go down

Facebook meets WebMD: How Treato mines social data to uncover health insights

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On thousands of message boards, community forums and health sites across the web, patients and caregivers leave detailed descriptions of their battles with disease, their experiences with drugs and their paths to recovery. But those online notes don’t just provide catharsis and comfort. For big data startup Treato, they’re a...
Facebook meets WebMD: How Treato mines social data to uncover health insights

How Big Agribusiness Is Heading Off The Threat From Seed Generics -- And Failing To Keep The Patent Bargain

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Recently we wrote about how pharmaceutical companies use "evergreening" to extend their control over drugs as the patents expire. But this is also an issue for the world of agribusiness: a number of key patents, particularly for traits of genetically-engineered (GE) organisms, will be entering the public domain soon, and...
How Big Agribusiness Is Heading Off The Threat From Seed Generics -- And Failing To Keep The Patent Bargain

Blueprint Health's Demo Day: Big Data, Pill Poppin', and the "R" Word

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We’re here at Blueprint Health’s demo day, where nine healthcare-related startups have strutted their stuff to a room chock full of venture capitalists and reporters. The accelerator hosted today’s demos at its 12,000 square foot loft in Manhattan, where some 500 people have shown up to see “the future...
Blueprint Health's Demo Day: Big Data, Pill Poppin', and the "R" Word

Liquid Incentive! More Startup Employees Sell Shares Through SecondMarket

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Is it a second act for SecondMarket? That might be overstating the case, but the private market’s third-quarter report revealed that a growing portion of the sellers on its platform are current employees putting up shares in their own startups. “More and more companies are using SecondMarket as an incentive...
Liquid Incentive! More Startup Employees Sell Shares Through SecondMarket

At Google we aspire to do the right thing. So we welcome a debate on international tax reform | Eric Schmidt

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The chairman of Google responds to criticism that companies such as his are not paying their fair share of taxesAt a time when families are having to tighten their belts and funding for vital public services is under pressure, corporate taxation is rightly a hot topic. And as a company...
At Google we aspire to do the right thing. So we welcome a debate on international tax reform | Eric Schmidt
MediSafe helps families and physicians make sure those pills get taken

History Shows That Copyright Monopolies Prevent Creativity And Innovation

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Let’s start around the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. In that day and age, copyright monopoly laws were in force in the United Kingdom, and pretty much the United Kingdom alone (where they were enacted in 1557). You know the “Made in Country X” that is printed or engraved on...
History Shows That Copyright Monopolies Prevent Creativity And Innovation

Big pharma joins fight against tropical diseases

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Some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies have teamed up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, pledging to eliminate or control ten neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. read more...
Big pharma joins fight against tropical diseases

Big data could mean big savings in health care - but here's what has to happen first

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Properly exploiting big data in health care could mean up to $450 billion in savings health care organizations and consumers according to a recent report from consulting firm McKinsey. But don’t get too excited yet – that data-optimized future isn’t just going to fall in our laps. An abundance of...
Big data could mean big savings in health care - but here's what has to happen first

QuantiaMD raises $12M for online community for doctors

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Social networking for doctors is heating up.  This summer, Sermo, which had raised $40 million for its online physician community, was acquired by health insights company WorldOne.  Last month, Doximity, a LinkedIn-like network for doctors, raised an additional $17 million. And on Tuesday, QuantiaMD, a Waltham, Mass.-based company providing an...
QuantiaMD raises $12M for online community for doctors

Resolve Therapeutics lands $5.8M to crack the code on Lupus

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Resolve Therapeutics, a 2-year-old Seattle biotechnology spin off from the University of Washington, has raised $5.8 million in new financing from  New Science Ventures, WRF Capital and Easton Capital. The company will use the funds to continue to develop therapeutics for the treatment of Lupus, a life-threatening autoimmune disease that affects 1.5...
Resolve Therapeutics lands $5.8M to crack the code on Lupus
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