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The Invention of Blood Pressure

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How to Sell Your Digital Health Solution

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The Pros and Cons of Medical Experience

Medical education is an apprenticeship and has been so for thousands of years. It is unlikely to change in the near future. Consequently, the model reveres the teacher and places obligations to the student, even by taking an oath.

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Density of Breasts, Clarity of Decisions

My dear friend and esteemed colleague, Dr. Nancy Cappello, passed away this past year, far too soon. The short version of that story is that Nancy died of the very late consequences of delayed diagnosis and treatment of her breast cancer. That delay resulted from the imaging challenges with dense breast tissue. The longer arc of that narrative is a tale of arduous challenge for Nancy and her loved ones, and a story of courage, inspiration, altruism, and beauty. A great tale, just not this one.

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Innovative Alternative to GDP Quantifies the Digital Economy

New Economic Metric “GDP-B” Includes Benefits of Zero-Cost Digital Goods and Services

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New Harvard Anticancer Molecule is a Synthetic Biology Breakthrough

Over three decades ago, Japanese researchers discovered a naturally occurring chemical in certain types of sea sponges with powerful anticancer properties called halichondrin. Sea sponges are invertebrate animals that lack true tissues and organs; they rely on water flowing through the pores of their spongy bodies to provide nutrients and eliminate waste for survival. In nature, halichondrin occurs in extremely small quantities—blocking the ability for scientists to study, test and develop it into a drug to fight cancer—until now. In a remarkable synthetic biology achievement, Harvard University chemists announced today the creation of synthetic halichondrin, a new anticancer drug candidate called E7130.