VIDEO: Bolivia’s life-saving knitters

An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.

VIDEO: Military healthcare worker free of Ebola

Cpl Anna Cross, the British military healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, is now free of the disease, as Hugh Pym reports.

Genomics Needs A Killer App

15651749447_568e71e9db_o Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of health-related industries. But despite the price, right now genomics is a niche product in large part used in and promoted by academia. Read More

Google To Build Robotic Surgery Platform With Johnson & Johnson

robotheart Google and Johnson & Johnson have announced that the will team up to develop an advanced, robot-assisted surgery platform. The team effort will involve “capabilities, intellectual property and expertise” from both companies, and will involve Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, maker of medial devices. All of the language in the announcement of the partnership suggests… Read More

Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown

The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.

Office workers ‘too sedentary’

Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.