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Apple Unveils Promising New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy, and Melanoma


Apple Unveils Promising New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy, and MelanomaThis week, Apple announced that ResearchKit is enabling new research studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma.

If you’re not familiar, ResearchKit turns Apple’s iPhone into a powerful tool for medical research by helping doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps.

“We’re honored to work with world-class medical institutions and provide them with tools to better understand diseases and ultimately help people lead healthier lives,” says Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “In just six months, ResearchKit apps studying everything from asthma and diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, are already providing insights to scientists around the world and more than 100,000 participants are choosing to contribute their data to advance science and medical research.”
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Melanoma Detection Apps Come Under Scrutiny


Melanoma Detection Apps Come Under ScrutinyThis week, the Federal Trade Commission stood up to marketers deceptively claiming their mobile apps could achieve some far-fetched things.

Chief among the claims criticized is that the apps in question could possibly detect symptoms of melanoma, even in its early stages.

“In two separate cases, marketers of MelApp and Mole Detective have agreed to settlements that bar them from continuing to make such unsupported claims,” the FTC explained in a news release.

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