A new lawsuit involving Stanford and Sequoia Capital highlights fights to come over cell-free DNA testing

A new lawsuit involving Stanford and Sequoia Capital highlights fights to come over cell-free DNA testing

This morning, a publicly traded transplant diagnostics company called CareDx, along with Stanford University, sued another publicly traded genetic testing company, Natera, for patent infringement. Much appears to be at stake and it all centers on cell-free DNA testing, a type of technology that has already been at the crux of numerous lawsuits and looks […]…

UPS partners with drone startup Matternet for medical sample deliveries

UPS partners with drone startup Matternet for medical sample deliveries

Unmanned drone deliveries are making their way inside the UPS network. Thanks to a partnership with drone startup Matternet, UPS will start delivering medical samples via unmanned drones at WakeMed’s hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. With the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina’s department of transportation, UPS and Matternet will conduct routine […]…

Homeland Security warns of critical flaws in Medtronic defibrillators

Homeland Security warns of critical flaws in Medtronic defibrillators

Homeland Security has issued a warning for a set of critical-rated vulnerabilities in Medtronic defibrillators which put the devices at risk of manipulation. These small implantable cardio-defibrillators are implanted in a patient’s chest to deliver small electrical shocks to prevent irregular or dangerously fast heartbeats, which can prove fatal. Most modern devices come with wireless […]…

March Mindfulness 2019: Meditators go head to head

March Mindfulness 2019: Meditators go head to head

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March Mindfulness is our new series that examines the explosive growth in mindfulness and meditation technology — culminating in Mashable’s groundbreaking competitive meditation bracket contest. Because March shouldn’t be all madness.


For the past week, I’ve asked people who spend their lives focused on the practice of mindfulness to do the one thing they’re not supposed to do: meditate like they’re in competition with each other. 

That’s the idea behind March Mindfulness, Mashable’s annual meditation tournament — the world’s first-ever, word to the latecomers at Meditation Battle League — now in its second year. Using brain-sensing headbands called Muses, we’re able to place the world’s chillest people in head-to-head combat, comparing scores that literally measure the calmness of their brains.  Read more…

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