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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Buys AI Startup ‘Meta’ to Battle Disease

A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said Monday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Toronto-based Meta, which uses AI to quickly read and comprehend scientific papers and then provide insights to researchers. ... Read More »

Got an iPhone 6 Plus with ‘Touch Disease’? Apple Launches Program to Help Fix That

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently acknowledged that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may actually exhibit ‘Touch Disease’ symptoms, and has rolled out a program to help fix the “disease.” The term ‘Touch Disease’ was coined on the internet to refer to the display flickering or Multi-Touch issues that surface after the iPhone 6 Plus undergoes stress, such as being bent ... Read More »

New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed smart gloves that measure tremors and rigidity in fingers – common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease – allowing doctors to monitor patients using smartphones. The gloves are connected to smartphones, which process the data and deliver it to neurologists in their offices. This way, doctors can manage the treatment plan of the patient ... Read More »

Your Blood Can Predict 10-Year Risk For Heart Disease: Study

There have been several attempts during the last years to improve the risk prediction calculators by adding new bio markers. (File Photo) LONDON:  Scientists have developed a new way to calculate a person’s 10-year risk for heart disease by analysing their blood, a method which has greater precision than identifying traditional risk factors alone. When someone visits their general practitioner, ... Read More »