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The Machine Behind Stephen Hawking's Voice

Bioengineering the Senses: A closer look at tech on the frontiers of medical science. Today we look at the machine behind physicist Stephen Hawking -- and how smartphone technology is helping him communicate. (Source: Bloomberg)

Organs-on-a-Chip Shake Up Drug Testing

Our latest BWest series: Bioengineering the Senses. We take a closer look at tech on the frontiers of medical science. Today, we take a look at organs-on-a-chip under development at the Wyss Institute of Harvard University. Could this device speed up and improve the way new medicines are developed? (Source: Bloomberg)

The Brain Implant Helping Deaf Children Hear

Our latest BWest series: Bioengineering the senses. We take a closer look at the tech driving the frontiers of medical science. Today, we meet Ava, a little girl who is learning to hear thanks to an Auditory Brainstem Implant that the FDA has just approved for children. Ava received her implant at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, where we checked in to see how she's progressing. (Source: Bloomberg)

Your Health

Will Wall Street's Bet on Fitness Pan Out?

Wall Street is betting health-conscious companies like SoulCycle and Planet Fitness are more than fads and their IPOs will help whip their portfolios into shape. Peloton Founder and CEO John Foley weighs in on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Merck's Ebola Vaccine Is 'Highly Effective'

Merck & Co.’s vaccine for Ebola is “highly effective,” according to an interim analysis from a panel of experts who recommended that a late-stage trial should continue. Bloomberg's Drew Armstrong reports on "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)