Tag Archive: Cancer


VR in the OR: Doctor will livestream cancer surgery

Next month, St. Bartholemew’s Hospital in London will live-stream an operation, letting anyone with virtual-reality goggles see the procedure from any angle. Dr. Shafi Ahmed, the colorectal and laparoscopic surgeon who will perform the surgery, has broadcast from the O.R. before using Google Glass. But this will be the first time a stream will include […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple gives the boot to dev who (allegedly) fabricated cancer story

An Australian indie developer flown out to Cupertino by Apple to work on an Apple Watch app, alongside giants such as Twitter and BMW, has come under fire for reportedly falsifying a story about suffering from terminal cancer. Created by…Read more ›

Now you can fight breast cancer — with iTunes

Apple has added a new page to iTunes today in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (also known as October) that allows iTunes customers to donate to City of Hope to support medical research for cancer and other diseases. All…Read more ›

HealthKit is already helping top hospitals fight cancer, diabetes

  iOS 8′s HealthKit is already starting to change the way health researchers track patients’ wellness even though it hasn’t been released, as two of the country’s top research hospitals have launched HealthKit trials to track diabetics and patients with cancer and chronic…Read more ›

Can These iMacs Cure Cancer? [Exclusive]

In the quiet foothills of Kentucky, a massive supercomputer is churning through data. It is hunting for new drugs to fight cancer. Every week, the DataseamGrid processes 300 man-years worth of calculations. Yeah, that’s 300 years of calculations every week. Drug discovery…Read more ›    [Read More…]

This Week in Cult of Mac Magazine: iMacs Hunt For A Cancer Cure

  This week in Cult of Mac Magazine: Can iMacs find a cure for cancer? Right now, thousands of kids across Kentucky are furthering cancer research while they do their schoolwork, thanks to the DataseamGrid. Cult of Mac publisher Leander…Read more ›    

Prolific Teenage Dev Releases Jailbreak Tweak To Help Fund Cancer Research

Jailbreak development for a good cause.

Jailbreak development for a good cause.

Filippo Bigarella is a prolific and respected developer in the jailbreak community. The Italian teenager has released no less than 20 jailbreak tweaks and hacks in Cydia, the jailbreak alternative to the App Store. His work (e.g., Springtomize) has appeared numerous times on sites such as this one. To put it simply, he makes some of the best jailbreak tweaks there  [Read More…]

Designer Announces Steve Jobs Tribute Desk, Gives Percentage Of Proceeds To Cancer Research

Kyle Buckner has been inspired by Steve Jobs his whole life, ultimately choosing a career in design due to the Apple founder’s influence.

Today, he announced a new tribute piece in honor of the first anniversary of Jobs’ passing: a specially designed desk, available in two colors from his website. The desks are a labor of love from Buckner that include a special Steve Jobs logo, designed specifically for this  [Read More…]

iPads Used To Record Health Data Deliver Significant Improvements In Cancer Care

iPads at Duke cancer clinics lead to more accurate medical histories and symptom tracking.

The iPad has become a fixture in healthcare that simplifies the lives of doctors and nurses. It turns out that the iPad can improve the quality of care patients receive if it is used as a mechanism to record a patient’s medical history and/or as a way of monitoring that patient’s progress on follow-up visits.

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Walter Isaacson Interview: Steve Jobs Weighed All The Options For His Cancer Treatment

  Earlier today I got a chance to talk to Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs’ authorized biographer. Isaacson’s 620-page book hits bookstands today. He spoke while preparing to check out of his hotel in New York, where he’s conducting a whirlwind media tour for the book, which promises to be one of the biggest hits of the year. In our interview, Isaacson revealed that Jobs was actually a lot more active  [Read More…]