Will the Theranos scandal put a damper on medical tech investing?

Jun 19, 2018
It's become a cautionary tale for biotech investors. Are they heeding it?
Elizabeth Holmes speaks during the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative 2015 in New York City.
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How does an agriculture giant like Monsanto respond to climate change?

Jan 5, 2017
Monsanto will report earnings today. One of the biggest factors for the agricultural giant’s business is how it responds to climate change. The company has invested in things like weather analysis and biotech to help farmers grow crops in the…

One rare-disease biotech company buys another

May 7, 2015
Alexion, which has one drug on the market, is purchasing Synageva, which has none.

Nasdaq'ed: tech slide continues

Apr 11, 2014
It was a rough week for tech and bio-tech stocks.

Google announces new biotech company that will study human aging

Sep 19, 2013
The tech giant aims to study the biology behind the process of aging.

A new supermaterial called nanocellulose

Apr 22, 2013
Researchers at the University of Texas are working on a way to produce mass quantities of nanocellulose -- a non-toxic construction and engineering material that's strong, saves trees, and could help reduce greenhouse gases.

Brazil, Latin American farmers targeted by biotech

Apr 3, 2013
Monsanto reports earnings and a lot of the company’s growth is based on Latin America.

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Better, stronger, faster: How close are we to becoming cyborgs?

Mar 15, 2013
Science fiction loves the merger of the human body and machine. In mid-March 2013, what's the status of the merger? Will Oremus, a writer for Slate who has been working on a series about using tech to build better people,…

Telepathic rats communicate via computer

Mar 1, 2013
A lab at Duke University has taken us one step closer to mind-melding, using rats.

The medical Internet of things and the future of health care

Feb 8, 2013
How will health care be transformed by smart devices, continuous patient monitoring, and tele-medicine?