Latest health publications

Open Humans Network allows volunteers to open-source their DNA

A new online platform is launching today which will allow participants to give scientists access to their medical data, including information on genomes, bacteria and other health-related matter. The Open Humans Network aims to pool the shared biological information to help researchers seek out new discoveries. The individuals would not volunteer for a single study alone,… Read More

IBM launches tool to create disabled-friendly mobile apps

IBM have released a new framework [PDF] to help developers ensure that their smartphone apps for iOs and Android meet the needs of a potential 1 billion users. The IBM AbilityLab Mobile Accessibility Checker (MAC)is designed to automate, document and audit the usability of cell-phone apps for people suffering from a range of possible impairments…. Read More

1,600 digital beating human hearts stored for Big Data research

Doctors in London are now able to access digital copies of thousands of human hearts, helping medical professionals across the industry develop new treatments and preventative care plans for chronic heart disease. 3D video recordings of the beating hearts of 1,600 patients were collected by researchers and scientists at the Medical Research Council’s Clinical Sciences… Read More

NHS England drives open source healthcare services with new CIC

NHS England has announced a new open source community interest company (CIC) to manage the roll-out of an electronic patient record system and to help spark further incorporation of digital health and care solutions across the service. Three NHS Trust hospitals, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Blackpool… Read More

Google to start highlighting accurate health facts in search results

Google has announced today that it will be displaying direct answers to health queries in related search results, adding further information to its Knowledge Graph.   According to a post on its Official Blog, Google reported that one out of every 20 searches seeks medical and well-being information. The new feature is expected to launch… Read More