Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from January 10, 2016

Illumina, partners make $100 million bet to detect cancer via blood test

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Gene sequencing company Illumina Inc is going after the next big advance in cancer detection, working to develop a universal blood test to identify early-stage cancers in people with no symptoms of the disease. On Sunday, San Diego-based Illumina said it would form a new company, called Grail, with more than $100 million in Series A financing. Illumina will be the majority owner.


from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/1PYnQax
via RO Water Filter

Beyond Step Counts: 4 New Ways to Track Health

Wearables that count steps and track heartbeats are a dime a dozen these days, but now some new health gadgets are aiming to look inside the body in new ways, to track everything from hydration to hemoglobin levels. The device works by sending different wavelengths of light into the body, and then measuring how much of that light is absorbed, Rymut told Live Science. Another product on display here at CES, called Ember, from the California-based company Cercacor, is a noninvasive hemoglobin tracker for athletes.


from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/1Plrre8
via RO Water Filter