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Life Sciences First New Company Under Google's Alphabet

2015 22 Aug

In a blog published this morning, Google's co-founder and Alphabet President Sergey Brin announced LIfe Sciences as the first new company created under the Alphabet umbrella. This does not come as a surprise since Alphabet CEO Larry Page had already announced that life sciences and biotechnology will be a core area of focus for the newly restructured... Read more

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Google Partners with Dexcom

2015 13 Aug

After the recent big news about Google reinventing itself as Alphabet, Google has now announced that it will be partnering up with Dexcom, a leading glucose-monitoring company. This is Google's second major diabetes venture, the first being a partnership with Novartis where both companies will be developing a smart contact lens that helps monitor glucose... Read more

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Facing Facts: Google Unveils New View of Medical Searches

2015 12 Feb

Google announced this week that it plans to improve the way that medical information is presented during online searches. One in every 20 Google searches are related to health, according to the company. The hope is that curious healthcare consumers will be better served by the dissemination of accurate, physician-verified data in an environment of rampant... Read more

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"Googling" Guidelines: The Ethics of Physicians Investigating Patients Online

2015 04 Feb

Formal guidelines which address physicians’ use of the internet and social media should be updated to include the ethics of physicians conducting online searches to learn more about their patients, say Penn State College of Medicine researchers. At the moment, there is a “Google blind spot” which is not discussed in professional guidelines such as those... Read more

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Forecasting the Flu with Social Network Analysis

2015 29 Jan

A study in the online journal Scientific Reports claims that scientists can accurately predict how the flu will spread a week into the future. Using social network analysis, researchers at the University of California (UC) in San Diego combined traditional data with big data to boost the network’s predictive power. Corresponding author Michael Davidson,... Read more

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Google Unveils Google Fit

2014 02 Nov

Google recently launched its health-push with a new Android app that tracks activity, calories and steps and can be connected to Android smartwatches and other apps. This is the latest gadget to be introduced by Google in the health and fitness segment.   The Google Fit Android app counts steps and can be plugged into wearables and other fitness devices.... Read more

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Google Developing Heart Attack And Cancer Detector

2014 01 Nov

Google is currently developing a wristband that would have the ability to carry out non-invasive blood tests. The company is working on technology that can combine disease-detecting nanoparticles which could enter a patient's blood stream via a swallowed pill, with a wrist-worn sensor. The concept is that the sensor would be able to identify changes... Read more

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Google ‘Fit’ Wants Your Health Data

2014 17 Jun

When developers meet later this month at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, they can expect to hear more about the company’s plans to challenge Apple’s recently-released HealthKit framework with its new Google Fit. The health service will collect and combine data from electronic health devices and apps, positioning the company for competition with... Read more

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