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Microsoft 3-D audio system helps the visually impaired navigate more easily

Microsoft engineers have developed a 3-D audio system that can help the visually impaired move about on city streets and within their homes with greater ease using Bluetooth technology.

Microsoft makes cloud-computing available to Ebola researchers

Microsoft has taken a lead from its co-founder Bill Gates' philanthropic efforts. The computing giant is making its Azure cloud platform available to Ebola researchers who need help with the storage and analysis of data.

Microsoft, Aerocrine partner to send asthma device data to the cloud

Aerocrine has partnered with Microsoft in a pilot project to send data from nitric oxide monitoring devices to the cloud for analysis.

Pharma's cloud doubts prompt tech firms to add local alternatives

While service providers talk up the convenience and flexibility of moving to the cloud, pharma execs are as likely to flag up the litany of privacy, security and technical risks created by the transition.

FDA clears prescription video game for rehabilitation therapy

Personalized medicine, home healthcare and remote medicine are among the trends encapsulated by the FDA's decision to grant 510(k) clearance to the Jintronix rehabilitation system, used in conjunction with Microsoft's Xbox Kinect motion-tracking technology.

Microsoft's Bill Gates backs open R&D in social-media investment

Bill Gates has added his high-profile name and dollars to the open-science movement.

Bill Gates adds heft and dollars to open R&D

It's one of the latest investments from the Microsoft chairman and world's richest man that focuses on supporting translation of discoveries into breakthroughs for patients.

Bill Gates melds tech and biotech in $35M social media deal

Bill Gates has added his high-profile name and dollars to the open-science movement, joining other investors in a $35 million financing round for the 5-year-old social network for scientists called ResearchGate.

FoldIt creator wins Bill Gates nod for science crowdfunding site

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates saluted a new crowdfunding platform site called Microryza, which has started funneling cash to dozens of high-risk scientific research programs, including a number of drug research efforts that would otherwise never see the light of day.

NextDocs and Microsoft pushing clinical trials to the cloud

Like a good tech partner should, NextDocs has stuck close to Microsoft and its software platforms for years.