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

Envision this: it's summertime, and you leave a banana peel on the kitchen counter. The next thing you know, fruitflies are inhabiting your space as though they pay rent, and they have found their way to the rest of your house. It goes without saying that no one likes fruit flies, and if your house were a sentient being, we're sure it's probably more irritated than you are. What if we told you that your body's equivalent to a rotten fruit is... a rotten tooth? And that your body's equivalent to an irritated house is... your body? Take a look with us as Dr. Bonnie explores how periodontal health plays an integral role in the development of diseases beyond the mouth.

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

You May Be More Than Your Genes

Ever wonder why family genetics don’t always make sense? According to the increasing number of publications on epigenetics, shown above, there may be both environmental and social influences involved. What is Epigenetics? Epigenetics is the change in gene expression that…