Category Archives: Market-Health Care

The 20 Second Brain Health Test

If you have 20 seconds to spare, try this brain test which can tell you a surprising amount of information about the health of your brain: Keeping your eyes open, balance yourself on one leg for at least 20 seconds. Yes, that’s all. This seemingly simple task activates a complex system of sensory, balance, and […]

Biogen Drug Offers a Glimmer of Hope for Alzheimers Disease

An experimental Alzheimer’s treatment, code named BIIB037 (also known as aducanumab, an amyloid antibody), has shown some encouraging improvements in cognition for patients during a small, preliminary Phase I trial conducted by Biogen Idec. The improvement in cognition for Alzheimer’s patients taking aducanumab was statistically significant, so this will be an interesting Alzheimer’s drug candidate […]

Information Sharing and Education in Focus at Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Conference

Next week several hundred neuroscientists, medical experts, entrepreneurs, and policy makers will gather in Los Angeles to discuss the impact of brain research advances and neurotechnology breakthroughs during the annual World Congress for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics. These breakthroughs range from external brain stimulation devices, to emerging methods to detect Alzheimer’s and dementia long before […]

Clinton Foundation Health Matters Conference Highlights Wellness Projects

Waste in the US health care system would fund all K-12 education costs in the country – currently around $600 Billion a year. That concise fact was highlighted during the Clinton Health Matters Summit, hosted in Indian Wells at the end of January. The final panel on health and the economy, featuring President Clinton as […]

A Migraine Prevention Treatment on the Horizon

What if there was a way to prevent migraines from starting? Based on some hopeful clinical trial results, millions of people suffering from migraines may soon have an answer. Current medications treat only the symptoms of recurring migraines; they offer no help to prevent the start of a migraine attack. Researchers investigating the intricate details […]

The Future Wave of Medical Technology

The Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego last week provided a forward looking view on what health care will be like in the future, along with quickly evolving news on medical technology advances. The conference, which featured insights from practicing physicians, leading edge medical researchers, biotech & health tech executives (including Craig Venter, Peter Diamandis, […]

Brain Hacking Update: Would You Like Ultrasound or Electricity for Your Brain Today?

Some interesting work being done by Virginia Tech and University of Arizona research labs on using ultrasound (very high frequency sound waves) on the human brain to improve mood and heighten sensory performance. Transcranial focused ultrasound (TFUS) is a non-invasive method to alter brain wave activity in particular regions of the brain. The University of […]

The Consumerization of Health Care

Two conferences with seemingly very different agendas were held across the street from each other in San Diego last week, but a closer look reveals these two meetings were linked through a common vision of what consumer health care could be in the future. The first conference, AARP’s Life at 50+ Exposition, was a large […]