A minilab that sits in the palm of your hand could slash the time it takes to detect cholera bacteria in water from 3 or more days—in a traditional lab setting—to 30 minutes.   Built around a smartphone, the lab uses heating units, lenses and image processing to test for…

Horseshoe crabs’ prized blue blood is ubiquitous in medical safety tests that detect contamination in IV drugs and medical implants. Their copper-rich blood clots around potentially dangerous molecules in bacteria, which scientists leveraged to save patients from toxic…

After creating PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX, billionaire tech titan Elon Musk is onto his next project: Neuralink, a tech venture promising thread-thin brain implants enabling people to control devices with their minds alone. Announcing the project last week, Musk said the…

From zoning laws to the tax code, “automobile supremacy” has long been written into America’s legal system—despite the dangers of driving, writes law professor Gregory H. Shill. The evidence:

In 2012, the FDA approved Amyvid dye, the first Alzheimer’s biomarker test. But the dye requires a PET scan and costs thousands of dollars.  Researchers are looking for better biomarkers for earlier diagnosis and improved drug research. The tau protein, for example, is…

A new guard of audio detectors is angling for a role in school security by identifying aggressive sounds before physical violence breaks out.   Demand for novel school security systems rises with every mass shooting—but a ProPublica analysis of these devices yielded mixed…

Let’s talk logistics.   That’s the pitch behind a recent meeting convened by Seattle-based Xinova, which pairs experts with clients needing solutions. The challenge: Reimagine Nigeria’s paper-based system that delivers bednets and other supplies essential to fighting…

California has teamed up with Silicon Valley on mental health experiments like Mindstrong, an app that provides a digital “fire alarm” for imminent emotional crises. The program monitors smartphone activity moment-to-moment, recognizes off-pattern behavior and alerts users…

Technology—from scanners to artificial intelligence to blockchain—could be a partial solution to detecting counterfeit medicines, which can be fatal to patients and increase bacterial resistance to effective drugs. A handheld scanner developed by the Nigerian startup RxAll…

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