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Diagnosing malaria with a cellphone

New technology that transforms a cellphone into a mobile polarised microscope can diagnose malaria in a Rwandan village with the same level of accuracy as a high-tech lab in a major Western city, according to Texas A&M University biomedical engineers developing the device.


A tech boom in Pittsburgh brings hope and angst

The city of Pittsburgh, the one-time steel capital that's long been a symbol of Rust-Belt decline, is emerging as a vibrant hub for artificial intelligence, robotics and biomedical companies eager to tap a rich talent pool.


Apple hires secret team for treating diabetes: CNBC

Apple Inc has hired a team of biomedical engineers as part of a secret initiative, initially envisioned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop sensors to treat diabetes, CNBC reported citing three people familiar with the matter.


‘Electronic skin’ developed at Johns Hopkins allows amputees to feel sensations in prosthetic hands

When Gyorgy Levay lost parts of all four extremities, including most of his left arm, to meningitis in 2010, he resolved to make the best of a bad situation.


Artificial mole could warn of cancer: study

Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer.


Arab woman aims to blaze a trail in Israel's high-tech sector

Israel is proud to call itself a start-up nation, with more tech firms listed on Nasdaq than any other country outside the United States and China. But two elements are often missing from that success story: women and Arabs.


China’s top AI scientist drives development of ethical guidelines

Inventor of ‘Robot Goddess’ says the technology has advanced to the point where it is now time to discuss the risks.


Insight: Apple on medical tech hiring spree, a possible hint of iWatch plans

Apple Inc is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in the biotechnology community and offering a hint of what the iPhone maker may be planning for its widely expected iWatch and other wearable technology.