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'Super agers' defy the odds to keep their brains sharp

'Super agers' defy the odds to keep their brains sharp

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 29, 2017

Like death and taxes, bodily aging is one of life's certainties-but cognitive aging might not be. The mental deterioration most people associate with aging is linked to the widespread thinning of the brain's outermost layer, the cortex.

Data Points: A disruptor becomes the norm

Data Points: A disruptor becomes the norm

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 22, 2017

Success in meeting new rules and regulations and benchmarks in population health management and medical research all depend on providers' ability to cull information from patient records.

Theranos agrees to pay $4.65 million in Arizona refunds

By Associated Press  |  April 19, 2017

Embattled blood testing company Theranos has agreed to pay $4.65 million to cover full refunds for every Arizona customer who used the company's testing services, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Tuesday.

Startup's weight-loss app gets CDC seal of approval

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  April 14, 2017

Noom, a New York-based company whose app helps users lose weight, is the first program to achieve full recognition for diabetes prevention from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Zebra fish could hold visionary promise

Zebra fish could hold visionary promise

April 08, 2017

What's black and white and might help humans regenerate their eyes all over? The tiny zebra fish. While only a few centimeters long, the freshwater minnow native to the Himalayan region is capable of amazing feats of regeneration. When their hearts, brains, fins or eyes are damaged, they...

Elon Musk's next mission: Linking brains to computers

Elon Musk's next mission: Linking brains to computers

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 01, 2017

Tech billionaire Elon Musk, whose ventures have ranged from building sleek electric cars to sponsoring space missions, is launching tech startup Neuralink to focus on linking brains to computers.

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