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Medical Physician | Founder & CEO of PDP Health

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Altered Intelligence

If you could edit the genes of an embryo to make the future child more intelligent, would you do it? That question, long in the realm of hypothetical may become more central to the bioethical conversation, thanks to breakthroughs in the development and accuracy of CRISPR CAS9 gene editing. CRISPR has been edging into popular ...

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Power Up

The medical community always wants to become as accurate as possible when diagnosing diseases and administering proper treatment. As part of that journey, Christopher Bittinger has been working on the development of edible batteries. Bittinger, a P.I. at a Carnegie Mellon biotech lab, hopes that the batteries can be used to power ...

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Health Applications Play A Key Role In Patient Treatment And Rehabilitation

Whenever you have a problem in life, there’s an app for it. So why should healthcare be any different? Healthcare institutions have been working on mobile health applications that would help out with the treatment process. Mobile technology is expected to overcome barriers in order to help patients through the rehabilitation ...

Chicago Uses Algorithm To Predict Food Safety Violations

Food Safety Inspection is a crucial practice to prevent the spread of illness through unsanitary food establishments. This is especially important in big cities, where a large number of restaurants serve food every night to customers who deserve to be aware of how well the kitchen is abiding by health codes.  In Chicago, 16,000 ...