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Healthcare made with Watson. Made with IBM

IBM Watson is transforming industries like healthcare. It’s allowing doctors to correlate massive amounts of data to diagnose diseases much quicker and offer customized treatments.

U.S. Army Vet Helps Turns Injury Into Innovation

U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Walters joined the Louisiana Army National Guard in 1996 as a way to help pay for college. He comes from a long line of military service in the family. “I always wanted to be in the military but going active duty wasn’t really what I wanted to do at first,” he says.

Walters planned to serve for one enlistment and go to college but instead he ended up serving for 6 ½ years. He served a cavalry scout, engaging the enemy in the field. “The closest friends I ever made came from the Army. I built lifelong friendships,” he says.

Color blind or color brave?

The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it’s a “conversational third rail.” But, she says, that’s exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.

Micro-organs to shape the future of personalised medicine

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are developing an artificial liver as part of a larger system of synthetic organs being built to test drugs. If successful, the technology will not only change the way drugs are developed and tested, but also provide doctors with a way to personalise treatment for patients with conditions like heart disease and cancer.

Genome: A Healthcare Revolution

Rohan Silver investigates the potential of the human genome in creating a personalised healthcare revolution.

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Pilot Health Tech NYC 2014

Pilot Health Tech NYC 2014 has launched! It provides $1,000,000 to fund pilots of new health technologies in New York City. The City’s program (powered by Health 2.0) matches early-stage health or healthcare technology companies with key NYC healthcare institutions, including hospitals, clinics, and major employers, to validate new technologies that improve New Yorkers’ health.