Author: Mohamed Elawad

Smoking cessation app received $250k grant to create an evidence based app

In a pilot study, Seattle-based 2Morrow Inc’s SmartQuit app demonstrated efficacy in a help people quit smoking. Often, the biggest challenge in getting someone to quit is not the chemical addiction – its the behavioral addiction. For that reason, smoking cessation may be an area where mobile technology is uniquely positioned to make a significant impact. With preliminary data in hand, 2Morrow Inc has received a $250,000 grant from the Washington Life Sciences Discovery Fund. Additionally, they have reached an exclusive licensing agreement with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Researchers create saliva powered fuel cells

Researchers create saliva powered fuel cells

Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, and Penn State University recently published a paper in Nature Magazine showcasing their work on a saliva powered microbial fuel cell.

BlackBerry makes medical IT investment

BlackBerry makes medical IT investment

Blackberry has invested an undisclosed amount in California based NanthHealth, a cloud-based medical IT provider. NanthHealth’s speciality is to connect medical devices to digitally share healthcare records.