In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers from MIT have been able to successfully test programmable RNA vaccines on mice for Influenza, Ebola, and a strain similar to Malaria. Next, they plan to test these vaccines on Zika virus and Lyme disease. Read more at Digital Trends here, or at the M.I.T. website.
Word coming out via ITHealthcareNews in this article here yesterday talks about how Apple and Amazon are both separately turning their corporate heads toward the EHR and other healthcare communication areas. Besides EHRs, it looks like Amazon is looking into areas like Telemedicine too with it’s new unit called 1492. Check out the IT HealthcareNews article above or this interesting CNBC article, both are really interesting reads.