SmartPlanet stories related to the diagnosis, treatment and medical prevention of disease, injury or impairment, as well as the institutions, systems and policy that enable and deliver it.
With crowdfunding, the masses could help spur development of a cure for the cancer that killed Steve Jobs.
2 | October 25, 2012 8:30pm |
Dean Kamen is teaming up with telecom to work on commercializing an alternative-energy machine that can run on virtually any type of fuel - from hydrogen, to methane, to beer.
4 | October 24, 2012 3:07am |
A 25,000-person planned community in Orlando, Florida hires Cisco to connect healthcare, real estate, retail, education and transportation with networked infrastructure.
2 | October 23, 2012 10:48am |
Google Ventures stood apart from its investing brethren in the third quarter, putting capital into more startups, and early-stage ones, at that.
1 | October 22, 2012 4:39pm |
Architecture firms are looking at India's emerging economy for help climbing out of the post-recession slump.
1 | October 17, 2012 8:00pm |
The rising 'Quantified Self' movement encourages self-awareness and analysis through a new generation of health monitoring devices.
October 17, 2012 8:36am |
GlaxoSmithKline will make raw data underlying its clinical trials available to researchers. Can this commitment to openness restore trust in the pharmaceutical industry?
1 | October 16, 2012 10:43pm |
New York and London top this year's list compiled by PwC, but Beijing is catching up fast.
October 15, 2012 6:27pm |
SmartPlanet alums have gone on to some pretty great places. Here's a look at who's where.
October 15, 2012 7:51am |
Can advanced networking initiatives like Internet2 fuel a global renaissance?
1 | October 10, 2012 3:07am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about drug regulation.
October 10, 2012 1:00am |
At an unusual panel at The Economist's Human Potential conference, speakers shared thoughts on technologies that threaten entire industries, from retail to education--and how to embrace them.
September 27, 2012 7:51pm |
Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, may have stumbled upon a new class of antimicrobial drugs by synthesizing proteins that keep bacteria from taking up residence in our eyes.
6 | September 26, 2012 8:12pm |
Why cancer rates will likely fall dramatically in the coming years.
3 | September 25, 2012 6:43am |
In a new tale of two cities, social and cultural researchers examined how our home base can affect the way we think about ourselves and our well-being.
September 24, 2012 3:00am |
New York State's hefty excise tax doesn't deter low-income smokers, as they spend 25 percent of their income on cigarettes.
13 | September 23, 2012 5:43pm |
Which cities are the most family-friendly?
September 23, 2012 4:14pm |
If America's obesity trends continue as they are today, 39 states will have obesity rates of 50 percent or more by 2030.
September 22, 2012 5:17am |
When Obama's healthcare overhaul goes into effect in 2014, nearly 6 million uninsured Americans will face a penalty.
4 | September 20, 2012 9:18am |
Scientists have found a way to use transgenic maize to produce an expensive drug for a rare, life-threatening disease.
September 19, 2012 10:02pm |