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May 24 Media Roundup

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Here’s what you missed in recent industry news. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest in how technology is transforming life sciences.

A newly identified protein could hold the key to early detection for Alzheimer’s patients.

Meet the women dedicated to eradicating the polio virus in Pakistan with vaccines.  

A new Obama administration initiative will support microbiome research.

From saving time to increasing access to #healthcare in rural areas, the promises of telemedicine.

It sounds like science fiction, but Editas CEO Katrine Bosley is working to make gene editing a medical reality.

These South African medical innovations might allow scientists to detect tuberculosis earlier.

MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers are exploring how gender affects cancer at the molecular level.

An early-stage DNA vaccine hopes to help stall the Zika epidemic; an interview with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci.

DNA sequencing in space? Virologist Kate Rubin will monitor more than 250 experiments on the International Space Station this summer.

Cilia, the super-sensitive microscopic hairs covering the outside and inside of the human body, are getting the 3D printing treatment. This could change the way we interface with technology, including the use of machine learning and biomimicry sensors to translate sound waves and vibrations into information.

University of Tokyo scientist Takao Someya has invented bionic e-skin that can communicate with the body.

A Yale scientist is hijacking cellular “garbage trucks” to try to change the way we treat disease.

A survey by the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) identifieswearable tech as the leading trend in clinical trials.

New observational research in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) says that people who exercise have significantly less risk of developing 13 different types of cancer versus people who are sedentary. Two particularly noteworthy items from the data: exercise impacts far more cancers than scientists previously thought, and the cancer-fighting benefits of exercise seem to hold true even if someone is overweight. 

Researchers at Temple University have cut HIV genes out of live animals using CRISPR.

This promising new tech could eliminate the need for insulin injections in Type 1 diabetes patients

Cloud computing can help usher age of precision medicineOrion Health talks power of data.


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