Google signs on Harvard doc to lead bioinformatics study

Google’s Baseline study is getting a boost, with a Harvard cardiologist moving over to lead the initiative almost a year after the company revealed its plans to aggregate molecular and genetic data to jump-start medical research.

Smartphone-based diagnostic device detects parasitic worms via video

As smartphone-based diagnostics pick up steam within the industry, researchers are harnessing the technology to develop an automated device that uses video to pinpoint parasitic worms from a single drop of blood, potentially cutting down on infectious diseases in Africa.

Fitbit files for up to $100M IPO as it dominates fitness wearables and aims for corporate wellness

Fitness wearables player Fitbit has disclosed big plans for an IPO to raise up to $100 million–but there’s some speculation that this total could go over $400 million.  The startup has had a phenomenal revenue trajectory so far and is on track to generate more than $1.2 billion this year, after already achieving profitability last year and maintaining that during the first quarter.

FDA issues Warning Letter over Kim Kardashian’s promotion of morning sickness drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye.  However, she hass probably never faced negative publicity like this before:  The United States Food and Drug Administration says Kardashian’s social media posts violate federal drug-promotion rules.

Asian device market set to leap to $15B in 2017

A survey of the top 100 makers of medical devices in Asia indicates the industry will reach the $15 billion mark in 2017, a huge leap from a market of just $2 billion in 2012.