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Digital Addiction Therapy Could Be First FDA-Approved App

LAS VEGAS — Digital therapy could soon be prescribed and reimbursed like a pharmaceutical drug for patients with chronic substance use disorder. "This could be a watershed moment for digital health," said Corey McCann, MD, PhD, chief executive…
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The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

 Shinya Yamanaka directs Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, and leads a small research lab at the Gladstone Institutes, which is affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco. In…
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Nootrobox wants to boost your brain power with vitamin D

Who needs the sun? Many Silicon Valley startups pride themselves on long, grueling work hours, toiling from the crack of dawn until late into the night. But that work pride has a toll — they likely suffer from a serious lack of vitamin D. Most…
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NASA’s new X-plane and the future of electric aircraft

The world is on a quest to create cleaner, quieter airplanes that could replace the fuel-guzzling, roaring commercial aircraft in use today. NASA is leading much of the research and development effort in this area and today they’ve announced…
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Cylance raises $100 million for AI cybersecurity

Even the most advanced security teams have a hard time staying ahead of cyberattacks. That’s why Cylance has developed artificial intelligence algorithms to seek out vulnerabilities in computer networks and address them. The Irvine, Calif.,…
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The barbell effect of machine learning

If there’s one technology that promises to change the world more than any other over the next several decades, it’s (arguably) machine learning. By enabling computers to learn certain things more efficiently than humans, and discover…
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Can artificial intelligence wipe out cyber terror?

Slowly but surely, cyber security is evolving from the days of castles and moats into the modern era of software driven business. In the 1990s, after several failed attempts to build secure operating systems, the predominant security model became…
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Tata Communications pushes VR, AR for F1 experience

Tata Communications launched the 2016 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize, focusing on how virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) technologies could be used to make the sport more immersive for fans, and help the teams work more effectively…
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Why VR is the next big thing for brands

In advertising, how often do we get a chance to explore something completely new, where no rules apply and where the experience needs to be imagined from start to finish? Telling a story, selling a product and leading a user inside a VRad environment…
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A programming language for living cells

MIT biological engineers have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions to living cells. Using this language, anyone can write a program for the function they want,…
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Reprogramming gut bacteria as “living therapeutics”

  An MIT spinout, Synlogic, is aiming to create a new class of medicines, by re-programming bacteria found in the gut as “living therapeutics.” Based on research by its co-founders, MIT professors Tim Lu and Jim Collins, Synlogic…