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Live surgery to be performed in VR this afternoon

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to perform surgery to remove cancerous tissue from a patient’s bowel, today is the day to find out. All you need is a decent internet connection, a willing mind and a virtual reality headset. This is the first operation ever streamed in 360 …

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Google investment partner thinks we’ll all live to 500

Medical technology is advancing so fast, that a partner in Google’s investment department believes that as long as we can live for another 20-30 years, we’ll be able to make it to the ripe old age of 500 without too much difficulty. His reasoning? The ultra fast development of new …

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Google to extend health benefits for workers, covers cancer

Google has announced that its health benefits for employees will soon be extended to cover DNA tests by medical research firm, Foundation Medicine, which are designed to allow doctors to prescribe precise medications and treatments for cancer, at doses that are specific to that patient. This added benefit will also cover family …

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Crowdfunding launched for Blizzard dev with Cancer

A crowd funding campaign has been launched to help support Ron Nakada, a senior software engineer at Blizzard with Stage 4 colon cancer whose short term disability insurance recently ended. Nakada was diagnosed six months ago which was early in to his first year of marriage, since the diagnosis he has …

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