Tag Archives: Cancer

Fusion venture branches out into cancer therapy

TAE Technologies, the California-based fusion energy company backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has spawned a spinoff focusing on a novel type of cancer therapy. The spinoff, TAE Life Sciences, is a majority-owned subsidiary of TAE Technologies and will take advantage … Continue reading

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Former VP Joe Biden comes out swinging for science

AUSTIN, Texas — Joe Biden may no longer be vice president, but he’s still leading the charge for his cancer moonshot, and for science funding as well. “The United States government, at this point in our development, should be doubling and … Continue reading

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How fighting cancer will extend tech frontiers

The fight against cancer isn’t just about drugs and genetics. It’s also about wearable devices, health-savvy chatbots, machine learning and one of the biggest challenges that cloud computing will ever face. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer … Continue reading

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Fred Hutch’s chief enlists techies to fight cancer

The president and director of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Gary Gilliland, is bringing big-data experts on board to make good on his controversial prediction that there could be cures and therapies for “most, if not all, human cancers” by 2025. Those … Continue reading

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Smartphone selfie system seeks cancer signs

University of Washington researchers have created a smartphone app that can let users screen themselves for pancreatic cancer and other diseases by taking a selfie. But not just any selfie. The BiliScreen app is designed to focus in on the … Continue reading

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Microsoft moonshots aim to debug cancer

Microsoft researchers are doing a bug bash on cancer, complete with software code names like “Project Hanover.” Some of them are actually drilling down into our genetic code, looking for ways to reprogram the immune system to combat cancer cells more … Continue reading

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Cancer center puts the art of science on display

Cancer researchers have to deal with some of nature’s ugliest diseases, but they do find bits of beauty along the way – and that beauty is the focus of an art walk presented by Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center … Continue reading

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