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Entries for January 2015

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Smartphones continue to give us access to all of our needs, including banking, entertainment, connectivity and more.  They will soon help patients take more control of their own medical needs.  Eric Topol describes how they are already being used to take blood-pressure readings and electrocardiograms (ECG's). To read this Wall Street Journal article by Eric Topol, copy and paste:  ...

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Retta Beery posted on January 14, 2015
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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation invested approximately $150 million into small BioTech companies over the past 15 years and it has paid off in a way that no one could have ever imagined.  The foundation announced that it received $3.3 billion from selling off their rights to their royalties of the drugs they invested in.  To read more, copy and paste the New York Times articles at:  ...

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Retta Beery posted on January 14, 2015
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The New York Times describes the potential, protective genetic mutations that are sought to help fight disease.  "By understanding how protective mutations work, they hope to develop drugs that mimic them and protect everyone."  To read the entire article, copy and paste: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/29/health/in-a-new-approach-to-fighting-disease-helpful-genetic-mutations-are-sought....

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Retta Beery posted on January 01, 2015