Mass General, MIT form alliance to address three ‘major challenges’ in healthcare

Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT have formed a $3 million strategic alliance in an attempt to address three “major challenges” that persist in healthcare: improving diagnoses, developing new approaches to prevent and treat infectious diseases and developing more accurate methods of diagnosing and treating neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. The alliance, officials said, will add further […]

Oculogica’s eye-tracking machine could tell you if you’ve had a concussion

Manhattan-based neurodiagnostics company Oculogica is developing eye-tracking technology to help with early diagnosis of concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury. The company’s still working on a prototype device as it conducts early studies, but feels that it’ll eventually be able to provide a point-of-care solution for the recently concussed. Concussions are a hot-button topic these days, […]

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An Omic Vision of a Diagnostic / Prognostic Future?

An article by Chen et al., published recently in the journal Cell, offers us what Eric Topol has already dubbed “panor-omic” insight into a potential future — one in which our genomic data can be cross-correlated against other “omic” data (including transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and autoantibody profiles) to give individualized insights into our current clinical […]