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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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Engineers seek a cheaper biodegradable polymer.
Devices from two startups could be used to treat people with anxiety disorders—and one of the devices may eventually diagnose pain.
Amid rising concern over concussion, a new sensor-filled cap comes with red, yellow, or green LED readouts.
A startup is making a blood test out of paper.
Qualcomm aims to integrate home-health monitoring devices, and give doctors easier access.
A medical data-sharing program saved at least $2 million and gave doctors crucial insight about a pregnant woman's complications.
Google would have had to fix a balkanized U.S. health-care system to make the service catch on.
With the rules finally set for health IT stimulus money, now comes the long march to implementation.
The data will be compared against electronic health records and patients' personal information.