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Innovation gets personal. In this series we preview the latest healthcare technologies, from cancer treatments to innovative new medical techniques coming to a hospital near you.
Today’s Magnetic Resonance Image scans can confirm the presence of a tumor. What they cannot do is tell doctors what is going on inside the tumor. However, UCSF scientists recently developed new...
August 1, 2012 10:14am
Advances in MRI technology and cellular engineering are giving new hope to people fighting Multiple scleroris. SmartPlanet visits the University of California at San Francisco and talks to Prof....
9 | July 12, 2012 9:09am
Whether it is analyzing your heart rate, controlling stress, or tracking your sleep patterns, Silicon Valley-based Azumio is using smartphone technology to give users a better and more accurate...
2 | May 17, 2012 9:02am
Healthcare can be difficult to access for rural residents in the developing world. Medic Mobile provides cell phones to health workers loaded with special SIM card-based software to connect them...
March 14, 2012 9:31am
One out of every 15 kids has a speech impediment. When a toddler says "wabbit" instead of "rabbit," it may be cute, but as the child grows older, it can be the source of cruel taunts and teasing....
November 28, 2011 8:32am
Better known for its Bluetooth headsets, Jawbone is venturing into fitness gadgets with UP, a wristband that tracks your activity level, what you eat, and when you sleep. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das...
8 | November 22, 2011 8:51am
It may be a bone-chilling fact, but we know that the chance of breaking a bone increases significantly after age 50, especially for women. We know bones lose mass as they age. However, a...
2 | October 31, 2011 8:27am
As if a breast cancer diagnosis isn't difficult enough, sometimes the treatment can disrupt the patient's quality of life for weeks. But there's a new way of delivering therapy to breast cancer...
3 | September 19, 2011 9:26am
Cisco Systems is bringing its popular TelePresence technology to the health care industry. Through high-definition video conferencing and the aid of an on-site nurse, patients go through a consult...
15 | August 1, 2011 7:32am
Autism Spectrum Disorder is on the rise, with as many as 1 in 100 children born with the condition. Children with the neurological condition often struggle with reading and comprehension. But...
5 | July 15, 2011 10:42am
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition virtually unheard of prior to 1980, is becoming more and more common around the world. As the name implies, the condition is not associated with...
1 | April 13, 2011 3:00pm
UCSF Medical Center patients now receive medication from the hospital's automated pharmacy. By using robots instead of people, the hospital hopes to reduce errors and free pharmacists and nurses...
4 | March 30, 2011 4:31pm
Last year, Jean Stuetzle, 92, learned she had lung cancer and was given few options to make her well again. Then, she visited radiation oncologist Robert Sinha at El Camino Hospital in Silicon...
6 | March 22, 2011 8:40am
About 85,000 people need kidney transplants each year, but fewer than 20,000 kidneys are available. To survive, people with chronic kidney disease must undergo dialysis for 4 hours at a time,...
17 | December 6, 2010 4:33pm
A device known as the Merci Retriever is a potential life saver for stroke victims, but it must be used within 8 hours. The device looks like a tiny corkscrew and it is used for blood clots that...
3 | October 5, 2010 8:57am