DNA may be next place to store data; Ultrasound device helps in concussion diagnosis;

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> A new ultrasound device will help with concussion diagnosis by analyzing pattens in blood flow in an athletes brain, Medscape reports. The device, a transcranial Doppler ultrasound, uses a computer algorithm to better measure the state of the injury. Article

> DNA may one day be used to store anything, including digital data, according to computer scientists at the University of Washington. The scientists created a process to sequence transform image and video data into DNA, according to SingularityHUB. Article

> A computer-based training program created by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center can help multiple sclerosis patients improve their cognitive function. Announcement

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> Hospitals in Massachusetts signaled willingness to support a $250 million tax on hospitals recommended by Gov. Charlie Baker if the state meets certain conditions. Article

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> The Department of Veterans Affairs has resolved most of the 56,000 cases of patients who waited too long for care by shutting down operations for a day to focus on those cases. Article

> Although triage services in emergency departments are meant to prioritize care to the sickest patients, a new study finds that in some cases, patients identified as non-urgent receive diagnostic services and procedures, and are even admitted to critical care units. Article

And finally… This sure beats Marty McFly's pizza hydrator. Article