New “Ultrasound on a Chip” Tool Could Revolutionize Medical Imaging

Need an ultrasound? We got an app for that! Phone attachment and AI does the trick Jonathan Rothberg, a entrepreneur who prides himself on drastically disrupting the biomedical industry every so often, has typically big claims for his new product. The Butterfly iQ, a cheap handheld ultrasound tool with AI smarts tucked inside, will 1) […]

The Neuroscience of Autism

Vaccines don’t cause autism. But what even is autism? What causes it? And what’s the difference between an autistic brain and a “neurotypical” brain? We’ve recruited our friend Cory from 12Tone to hear about his own experience as an autistic person and to discuss the neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Huge, huge thank you to […]

Cannabis company plans to turn desert town into pot paradise

NIPTON, Calif. (AP)-Now that one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania? The name Weed already belongs to an old mill town in Northern California. American Green Inc. announced Thursday it is buying all 80 acres […]

The World’s Oldest Family Credits Their Long Life to Oatmeal

Could what you eat for breakfast actually help you live longer? It might be the key to longevity, according to the Donnelly family, who holds the 2017 Guinness World Record for the oldest family in the world. The family, who was recently featured in a BBC documentary, currently resides in Northern Ireland and holds an […]

A DNA app store is here, but proceed with caution

Helix uses “flow cells” like this one to sequence its customers’ genes. Each lane on the cell contains a sample of patient DNA. A Silicon Valley startup called Helix is betting on the notion that not only do people want to learn more about their DNA, but they’ll also pay to keep interacting with it. […]

This 3D-Printed Human Heart Can Do Everything a Real One Can

Soft robotics and 3D printing have allowed a team of researchers from Switzerland to develop an artificial heart that works like the real thing. This proof of concept design was successfully tested in the lab, but it may take a while before it will be ready. Scientists have been developing artificial hearts for quite some […]