8 comments on “The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer”

The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Long before anyone knew about the existence of the oral microbiome, or even about the existence of microbes themselves, Hippocrates reportedly cured systemic conditions, such as arthritis, by pulling…

2 comments on “Science 37- Accelerating Biomedical Research by Putting Patients First”

Science 37- Accelerating Biomedical Research by Putting Patients First

The importance of patients participating in clinical trials can not be underestimated.  Just ask Alicia Staley, the Vice President of patient affairs at Science 37, who believes, “It is our obligation as patients, at the end of a treatment journey,…

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Take Control of Your Own (Auto)Immune System

By: Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M. Martin Autoimmunity is individually, statistically, institutionally invisible. Just reading the stats around autoimmune and chronic diseases could get you down in the dumps. Perhaps the worse part is that millions, probably billions, world-wide…

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One Person’s Power to Ignite Collaboration

Kathy Giusti was an ambitious Harvard Business School graduate with a promising career in the pharmaceutical industry.  Her attention was focused on her work, her growing family, and their new home, but the trajectory of her life took a dramatic…

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Syapse: New Power for Patients through Knowledge Sharing

Why do I love Silicon Valley?  Because of the spirit of open collaboration embodied by folks like Halle Tecco, members of XX in Health, and anyone who operates like Jonathan Hirsch. Hirsch is the co-founder and president of Syapse, and…

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Hope for the Future of Autoimmune Diseases

How would you feel if, after years of searching for a diagnosis, you finally found out you have an autoimmune disease, and then you realized that your doctors will have to experiment on you to find the right treatment? That’s…

0 comments on “Using Big Data to Personalize the Healthcare Experience: Clinical Trials and Cancer”

Using Big Data to Personalize the Healthcare Experience: Clinical Trials and Cancer

How Big Data is Changing Current Research Methodology: Cancer Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.  Current treatments are ineffective, with over 75% of patients not responding to treatments, despite the $50 billion pharmaceutical companies…

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Ayasdi – Using the Power of Math to Solve Medical Mysteries

Do you have a friend who has beaten the odds and survived cancer? I do. When I was in dental school, my best friend’s husband was diagnosed with melanoma and given 6 months to live.  Today, over twenty years later,…