Our bodies are exquisite self-tracking machines. We’re artfully engineered with rheostats and feedback loops and switches. The number of times our heart beats in a minute, the temperature of our body, the pH of our blood, the sodium concentration inside our cells, and the turning on and off of our genes are all tightly regulated. […]
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“Involve end users at the very beginning.” – Walter Curioso, MD, MPH, PhDc., Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and University of Washington At the second mHealth Summit, over 2,500 individuals from almost 50 countries converged in Washington, DC to discuss the mHealth (mobile health) ecosystem. Several themes surfaced, including scalability, profitability, sustainability, and data accessibility. But […]
Surrounded by his professional books and photo albums of world travel, my father passed away in his den a few days before Christmas, 2004. We were at his side – putting chapstick on his dry lips, drops of morphine under his tongue, and softly kissing his brow as we said our good-byes, and told him […]
This year’s stellar TEDx MidAtlantic was about our choices and roles relative to our true selves, and relative to the world around us. “What if?” was the theme, and the talks seemed to focus on what parts of our brain we consciously choose to use. In fact, images of brains cropped up repeatedly in presentations […]
Note: Dr. Marshall Warren Nirenberg received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 for deciphering the genetic code. He was born in New York City on April 10, 1927, and died January 15th, 2010. Marshall spent over 50 years working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At a memorial service at NIH […]
Do you have a pantry full of gels, bars, powders, and neon-colored fluids? Sports fuels (engineered foods) can have a valuable place in training and racing, and are a mainstay of professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. Slurping down ooze from a foil pouch, however, can never match the joy of nibbling on a soft […]
“More than 99.95% of our time is spent outside of clinics and hospitals. Health is where you live, work, and play.” – John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), Kaiser Permanente Southern California The health care space was redefined recently at a pair of meetings that brought together a wonderful mix of industry, tech, […]
“Oh my God!!!! We’re allowed to touch!” “Look at the sign!” Those were the squealing voices I heard recently at the brilliant Da Vinci-The Genius exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. The exhibit showcases full-scale machines, reproductions of famous Renaissance paintings, and detailed anatomical sketches from Leonardo da Vinci. The interactive inventions […]