health care
Google’s DeepMind, UK’s NHS Criticized for Sharing Data
Google’s DeepMind, UK’s NHS Criticized for Sharing Data
Diana Kwon | Jul 6, 2017
Two reports raise concerns about privacy and proper consent during a controversial data-sharing agreement, but find that only the National Health Service broke the law.
Breaking: CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund Could Be Axed
Breaking: CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund Could Be Axed
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2017
If made law, the American Health Care Act passed today in the US House would eliminate the Obamacare-funded initiative.
MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Losses Grow
MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Losses Grow
Kerry Grens | Dec 13, 2016
The first two months of the fiscal year saw $102.4 million in operating losses.
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | Apr 30, 2016
Metal ions and materials with nanoscale patterns can kill even antibiotic-resistant pathogens. 
Nanoscale Defenses
Nanoscale Defenses
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | Apr 30, 2016
Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2015
The genomic entrepreneur has struck a deal with a South African health insurer to sequence the exomes of its customers.
Pharma and Biotech Firms Hacked
Pharma and Biotech Firms Hacked
Kerry Grens | Dec 2, 2014
Cyberspies have broken into the e-mails of a number of publicly traded companies, most of which are in health care and pharmaceuticals.
LabCorp Buys CRO
LabCorp Buys CRO
Kerry Grens | Nov 4, 2014
The $6 billion deal marks yet another massive transaction in the health-care industry.
US Nurse Contracts Ebola
US Nurse Contracts Ebola
Jef Akst | Oct 14, 2014
Despite wearing protective gear, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who helped treat the first US Ebola patient has tested positive for the virus.