FCC Chairman Speaks at Conference

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking recently at the Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco, discussed the importance of wireless phones in times of disaster, the road to 5G, U.S and the big increase in mobile penetration, but he also discussed the lack of wireless service in many rural areas. (more…)

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Tailoring Treatments to the Individual

Carrie Wolinetz PhD Associate Director for Science Policy and Chief of Staff for NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins www.nih.gov, speaking at the “The Regulatory Pathway for Personalized Medicine” event held in D.C on September 18th told the attendees, “To fight cancer, it is essential to find the right treatment, for the right person, at the right time”. (more…)

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UTRF Licenses POC Device

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) https://utrf.tennessee.edu has licensed an innovative point-of-care diagnostic device to Vortex BioTech, a Knoxville-based start-up company that focuses on in-vitro diagnostic technologies. (more…)

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Awards to Tackle Opioid Overdose Crisis

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) www.hrsa.gov recently awarded more than $200 million to 1,178 health centers and 13 rural health organizations in all of the states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services. (more…)

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Project to Focus on Diabetes

Children’s Mercy Kansas City www.childrensmercy.org, Joslin Diabetes Center www.joslin.org and Cambridge Massachusetts-based Cyft Inc. https://www.cyft.com and funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust http://helmsleytrust.org, is going to create a new learning health system to improve the care of type 1 diabetes (T1D). (more…)

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Telemedicine Screening Premature Babies

According to the National Eye Institute https://nei.nih.gov about 3.9 million infants nationwide are born each year with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) typically before 31 weeks gestation weighing about 2.75 pounds or less. (more…)

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Appalachia’s Proposed Telemental Network

“Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots” sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation www.rejf.org, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) www.arc.gov, and administered by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky www.healthy-ky.org  discusses health disparities in Appalachia. (more…)

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