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Sickweather tracks then alerts you of nearby illnesses

This one is definitely filed under "there's an app for that."

By Nov. 29, 2013

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Bacteria-sniffing wand could help prevent foodborne illnesses

Researchers hope their real-time detection system that uses a magnetoelastic sensor can speed up testing at food processing plants.

By Oct. 22, 2013

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Turkey skin inspires toxin-detecting biosensor

Bioengineers at UC Berkeley say their smartphone-enabled sensor can detect volatile chemicals by mimicking the color-changing abilities of turkeys, who can shift dramatically from reds to blues to whites.

By Jan. 21, 2014

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Kinsa wants to take temperature of you and everyone you know

The gadget's creator has far more on his mind than whether you're above 98.6 -- he wants to revolutionize the thermometer by getting it to read the "health weather" of a community.

By Jan. 6, 2014

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Health apps on the rise, but medical use is still limited

Health apps and gadgets are becoming more popular, but a lack of quality keeps them from being useful in medicine.

By Nov. 19, 2013

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Aira auto-injector warms drugs to body temperature

A heated syringe system from Cambridge Consultants warms drugs to body temperature so they flow more easily, potentially reducing injection times by up to 30 percent.

By Oct. 16, 2013

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Text messages boost flu vaccine rates in pregnant women

Researchers find that those who received five text messages every week about the importance of flu shots were 30 percent more likely to get one than those who only received phone calls.

By Jan. 10, 2014

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Lights! Neurons! Action! Binge-drinking lab rats go cold turkey

A new study using light to target and stimulate specific neurons in lab rats trained to drink much the way human binge-drinkers do finds the rodents "flat out stopped drinking."

By Jan. 6, 2014

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Scientists raise mini human brain in a petri dish

With the goal of being able to better study neurological diseases, researchers create a lab-grown brain with stem cells.

By Aug. 28, 2013