Tag Archives: Medicine

Viome raises millions for wellness monitoring

Viome, the wellness monitoring service founded by Seattle-area tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain, has raised $15 million this month in an investment round, according to documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The equity sale boosts the first commercial venture brought … Continue reading

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Scientists find recipe to regenerate retinas

University of Washington researchers have found a way to activate cells in the retinas of adult mice to turn into new neurons – a recipe that eventually could lead to new treatments for human eyes damaged by trauma and disease. UW biologist Tom … Continue reading

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Biomedical labs get $10 million boosts

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to speed the pace of biomedical breakthroughs, is adding two more research centers to its lineup – including one at the University of Washington. Each of the Allen Discovery … Continue reading

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‘Kidney on a chip’ gets set for space

A stack of card-sized gizmos that test the effects of drugs, toxins and weightlessness on human kidney cells is due to take a ride to the International Space Station as early as next year – and researchers at the University … Continue reading

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Allen Frontiers Group boosts biomedicine

Epigenetics, aging and microbial evolution: Those are the latest words in biomedical research for the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, backed up with $7.5 million in awards for five teams of scientists. Each of the teams will receive $1.5 million … Continue reading

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This laser scanner goes inside blood vessels

Researchers have found a way to use a laser-scanning mini-camera to map the inner working of blood vessels and spot the early signs of stroke risk. The proof-of-concept demonstrations, conducted using carotid arteries that were harvested during autopsies, are described today … Continue reading

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How wearables told this scientist he was sick

Stanford geneticist Michael Snyder’s research into wearable biosensors has turned into a case study demonstrating the promise of predictive medicine – with Snyder as the star subject. Snyder had himself and 59 other people hooked up with an array of up … Continue reading

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