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Oct 3, 2016

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My Coverage Plan, a Madison technology start-up, receives NIH grant

My Coverage Plan Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of public interest law firm ABC for Health, has received a five-year grant of up to $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop software to help train staff at hospitals and other organizations in determining eligibility for public...

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Jun 27, 2016

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Remi

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US Customs Wants to Collect Social Media Account Names at the Border

Your Twitter handle may soon be part of the US visa process. Yesterday, US Customs and Border Protection entered a new proposal into the federal register, suggesting a new field in which persons entering the country can declare their various social media accounts and screen names. The information...

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Inventing A Machine That Spits Out Drugs In A Whole New Way

In a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all the work that happens in a vast pharmaceutical manufacturing plant happens in a device the size of your kitchen refrigerator.  And it’s fast. This prototype machine produces 1,000 pills in 24 hours, faster than it can take to produce some...

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Lagos, Africa’s largest economy, is also a startup incubator

Lagos, Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and one of the fastest growing cities in the world – Lagos is expected to double in size in the next 15 years, according to the Populations Reference Bureau.  And in recent years the port city has become an incubator for some of the continent’s biggest...

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The NIH, in pursuit of precision medicine, tries to avoid ghosts of its past

The National Institutes of Health is preparing to recruit 1 million volunteers for one of its most significant research projects in years, one meant to develop personalized medical treatments.  As it does so, officials are trying to dodge the ghosts of a similarly ambitious research initiative, one...

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Nov 30, 2015

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Emily S

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EPA to use drone technology at Ambler Asbestos Piles Superfund Site

EPA will conduct a routine inspection of the Ambler Asbestos Piles Superfund Site using a drone mounted with a camera. This is the first time that EPA is using drone technology to inspect areas of the piles that are difficult to access on foot. The images taken by the drone will be used by EPA to...

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Oct 6, 2015

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Emily S

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Google hires top neuroscientist to lead mental-health project

After visiting Silicon Valley this summer for a tour of tech companies including Apple, Google and IBM, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health is coming back — this time to work.

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Jun 3, 2015

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Emily

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CMS opens claims database to private innovators

Entrepreneurs and other private-sector innovators will soon, for the first time, have access to voluminous federal healthcare data stores, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday. This reverses a longstanding rule that researchers could not use CMS data for commercial...

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