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'Smart tags' can sense when food or medicine go bad

Researchers have devised tiny color-coded tags that can be placed on food and beverage containers to determine whether the products inside are spoiled or fresh.

By Mar. 18, 2014


Future of medicine under the microscope

Leading experts in the medical field, as well as dozens of entrepreneurs, practicing physicians, and others interested in how exponential technologies can affect our lives are meeting at FutureMed.

By May. 13, 2011


New England Journal of Medicine releases iPad edition

The journal says its weekly print issue is now enhanced on the iPad with audio, expandable images, and search, share, and notation features.

By Mar. 14, 2012


Medify: For when you need to become a medicine geek

New medical data service for consumers finds the studies and researchers you need to know about.

By Sep. 27, 2011


Preventive medicine for software change management

Preemptive fixes for software changes are the holy grail for IT managers. But how do developers know what's going to break?

By Nov. 10, 2009


Jet lag medicine: the good and bad

Herbs help with jet lag, but not the time issues.

By Oct. 1, 2007


Study: Electronic records not helping outpatient medicine

Stanford and Harvard researchers find that electronic records aren't helping to improve outpatient medical care.

By Jul. 9, 2007


Hepatitis C medicine enlisted to kill weeds

blog Marrone Organic Innovations is tinkering with a way to use components of an herbal medicine as an organic weed killer.

By Feb. 20, 2007


New ultrasound tech could improve cancer detection

When it comes to detecting cancer, ultrasound is simply too low-res to compare with CT scans and MRIs. Up the resolution, though, and the less expensive, radiation-free alternative could become an ideal alternative.

By Jan. 31, 2014


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