Monthly Archives: May 2018

Fetal Therapy Advances:

By Denise Grady  New York Times  May 29 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — In the three months before she was even born, Elianna Constantino received five blood transfusions and a bone-marrow transplant. All were given with a needle passed through her mother’s … Continue reading

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Virtualization Of Healthcare Services: Mr William Falk and Dr Sacha Bhatia C.D. Howe Institute

Virtual care is a natural next step in technological innovation for healthcare, says a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In ‘Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through the Virtualization of Services,’ authors Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia and William Falk argue that … Continue reading

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The Cause And Future Of Physician Burnout: Abraham Verghese

The biggest price for “digital medicine” is being paid by physicians like the sad case seated before me, who is already considering jumping to venture capital or a start-up, not because that is where the heart is but because it’s … Continue reading

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Micro-RNA Is An Important And Repairable Target For Cancer Prevention: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Micro RNA Is An Important And Repairable Target For Cancer Prevention: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.  www.rupertcasemanagement.com In epigenetics, micro RNA can turn genes on and off. If a tumour suppressor gene is turned off by micro RNA, then cancer might … Continue reading

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RNA Takes A Central Role In Cancer: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

RNA Takes A Central Role in Cancer:  Recent studies have shown that depressed patients have alternations in their RNA.  The changes are presumed to be the result of mental, cognitive and medicinal treatments. The RNA serves as a messenger and … Continue reading

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Francis Collins NIH Director On Gene Editing: Stat News

I’m very excited about the potential of gene-editing to cure rare diseases for which we know the molecular defect and there’s no current therapy. CRISPR-Cas9 has made it possible not just to dream about such protocols, but actually design them. … Continue reading

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