Billionaires turn to tech to defy death; Universities team up to create 'Google Map' of the body;

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> Billionaires and tech titans are using their wealth to fund initiatives to transform biomedical science and find ways to defy death, according to an article at the Washington Post. They are seeking ways to use technology to "upgrade what they consider to be the most complicated piece of machinery in existence: the human body." Article

> Holography might be the next tool the healthcare industry dives into to better understand our insides, according to a Wired article. The technology can help providers create a 3-D image of a body part or organ that can also be manipulated. Article

> The University of New South Wales in Australia, with the Cleveland Clinic and Brown and Stanford universities, is working to create a map of the human body by using the technology that goes into Google Maps, according to the Washington Post. Article

Health Insurance News

> Humana has its eyes set on a healthy task: To make the communities it serves 20 percent healthier by 2020. The insurer plans to move away from its traditional role of having an episodic relationship with its members to a role that focuses on getting people healthy, according to CEO Bruce Broussard. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> More than half of today's smartphone users, 62 percent, are using their devices to get health information, according to Pew Research Center's new report, "U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015." The report is based on surveys conducted by the center in conjunction with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Article

> The Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute is piloting a new app aimed at providing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with a mobile interactive "coach" to boost disease self-management and treatment. Article

And Finally... They should name their son Whopper. Article