Biomedical Technology

Abbott to Buy St. Jude for $25 Billion to Boost Heart Devices

The company said St. Jude's devices for heart failure, blockages and abnormal heart rhythm complement its range of heart products.

Reuters

· 3 min read

5 Ways Varied Job Experience Helps Your Career

Job doesn't match your degree? Fear not. It might actually help you get -- and thrive in -- the job you want.

Terrence W. Norchi

· 5 min read

Sean Parker Donates $250 Million to Fight Cancer

The Napster founder and former Facebook president created the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, which will focus on using the body's immune system to combat cancer cells.

Jessica Hartogs

· 2 min read

This Microscope Can Detect Cancer Without a Biopsy

The new handheld microscope uses tiny mirrors and optical beams to zoom in and quickly create image scans at the cellular and subcellular level.

Hilary Brueck

· 3 min read

This Robot Is Like a Chauffeur for Slow Sperm

This new method of fertilization is the latest discovery in a rapidly expanding field of microrobots being built for navigating the human body.

Hilary Brueck

· 2 min read

A Bill Gates-Backed Gene Editing Startup Is Going Public

Editas Medicine is the first gene-editing medical technology company to file an IPO.

Claire Groden

· 2 min read

Artificial Blood Transfusions Could Be a Reality By 2017

The U.K.'s National Health Service plans to begin early phase clinical trials in two years.

Laura Entis

· 2 min read

Meet Color Genomics, the Startup That Wants to Make Genetic Testing Less Expensive

The Silicon Valley startup just raised $15 million in funding from PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Yahoo's Jerry Yang and other high-profile investors.

Leena Rao

· 3 min read

Where to Stash That Cryptocash? This Man Put It Under His Skin.

Martijn Wismeijer keeps his Bitcoin handy -- right between his thumb and index finger.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 4 min read

The U.S. Military Wants to Inject People's Brains With Painkilling Nanobots That Could Replace Medicine

Ever wish you could heal yourself like a superhero? The government is making it happen. Sort of.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 2 min read

Help Select Our 'College Entrepreneur of 2014'

Nominees run the gamut, having created everything from a mouth guard that aims to prevent sports-related concussions to an app that helps actors nail down relevant and timely auditions.

Geoff Weiss

· 3 min read

A Tiny, Whip-Tailed Robot Can Administer Meds Anywhere In the Body

Is this miniscule magnetic cyborg swimmer the future of medicine delivery, egg fertilization and scar-free surgery -- all in one?

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 2 min read