A Cambridge builder of health information systems is testing two pioneering medical technologies in West Africa that could help limit the transmission of Ebola from patients to doctors.
An electronic health record system and a robot with a two-way communication system — basically an iPad on wheels — are among the tools Deborah Theobald, co-founder of Vecna Technologies, brought to Monrovia, Libera, in late November. Read MoreSurvey SaysPartners HealthCare announces new platform to help companies survey patients
Would you be willing to sequence the genome of your newborn baby, Gattaca-style, mere hours after bringing it into the world?
A little over 500 new parents were asked this question in the maternity ward at Brigham and Women’s Hospital last year, and a majority said yes. Read More
Get your tissue boxes ready: It's just a few weeks before we hit peak flu. In preparation, a group at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital are testing a novel way to track the virus in real time, and are calling on sniffly and sneezing New Englanders for help. Read More
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. Channeled through the CDC Foundation, this donation will assist the CDC’s response to the outbreak.
That's a little less than half the amount the duo reportedly spent purchasing 700 acres of Hawaiian Kauai, but this is still the fourth largest donation from a single entity to the Ebola effort to date.
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