Category Archives: Education

Cytokinetics ALS Drug “Helps” Patients, but Stock is Down 22%?

OK, I admit that I am probably too much of an idealist, but today’s news about Cytokinetics and its amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS) drug bugs me. The first story I saw has the headline, “Cytokinetics, Inc. (CYTK) Stock Plunges 21% … Continue reading






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Is the Internet making us intellectually shallow?

A colleague sent around an email a few days ago that pointed to a book review that asks this question: Is the Internet making us intellectually shallow?  http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2010/0621/The-Shallows?sms For me, I’ve found the internet like drinking from a firehose–way too … Continue reading






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More on Genetic Testing…

Two recent developments with respect to mass genetic testing support the idea that we are not done debating how we want to handle such information as a society. On May 19 the The House Energy and Commerce Committee and its … Continue reading






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More on the Future of Medicine

Support for Participation as a key component of the improvement of health care going forward is found in this article from the Harvard Business Review.  Important developments cited include behavioral economics, patient portals,  and checklists (for physicians, but why not … Continue reading






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The Future of Medicine?

Leroy Hood proposes the “P4” view of medicine in an interview in MIT’s Technology Review (http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/24703/page1/). The four P’s are Powerfully Predictive, Personalized, Preventative, and Participatory. These apparently will be the underlying concepts in, as the article puts it, a … Continue reading






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