Dr. Anthony Fauci, the guy that is currently viewed as the “capo di tutti capi” of scientists these days, turned 81 on December 24th. Happy Birthday Doctor Fauci. I can only imagine how astonished Fauci is to observe the growing general disdain for and/or repudiation of science this past two years. My recollection is that […]
Space-bound Billionaires Can Help Make the World a Healthier Place Through Research
This article ran last week in STAT News – delighted to pass it along to my fellow space buffs and thank you to STAT for telling the story of TRISH. By Asha Collins, Lisa Suennen and Armen R. Kherlopian SpaceX Inspiration4, funded by billionaire Jared Isaacman, recently orbited the Earth for three days with an […]
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Latest from the Tech Tonics Podcast: Diana Brainard: A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership
Diana Brainard’s passion for understanding our stories and experiences initially led her to study comparative literature in college; but sometime during her junior year abroad in Lyon, she realized she could pursue her passion through medicine, a journey that’s taken her from academic infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital through her current role as Senior […]
New from Tech Tonics: Andrew Trister: From Jersey Boy to Digital Doc
With a knack for engineering and a passion for patients, Dr. Andrew Trister’s career has taken this Jersey boy from radiation oncology to Apple to his current role at the Gates Foundation, where he’s spearheading their efforts to leverage technology to improve the health of people around the world. Andrew – like E Street drummer […]
New Tech Tonics Episode: Susan Desmond-Hellmann: The Inquisitive Leader
Her illustrious career has taken her from clinician to biotech executive to university chancellor to CEO of the world’s largest foundation, yet throughout this exceptional journey, Susan Desmond-Hellmann has remained empathetic, inquisitive, and emphatically true to herself. Growing up in Reno, Nevada as one of seven children, Sue was inspired by her father, a pharmacist, […]
Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Change a Cat Box Today!
A new research study, outlined in a Business Insider article, is out that draws a straight-line correlation (implying/suggesting causation) between cat ownership and entrepreneurship. The science goes like this: if you have cats, you come into contact with their poop, which has a particular parasite in it (Toxoplasma Gondii) that can get into and affect […]
New Tech Tonics Podcast: Sek Kathiresan: When The Genetics of Heart Disease Becomes Intensely Personal
When Harvard cardiologist and geneticist Sek Kathiresan was promoted earlier this year to full professor at Harvard Medical School (he also has an appointment at the Broad Institute), he shared the news in a poignant tweet that basically said, ““from India to Pittsburgh public elementary school to this – what a thrilling ride in this […]
New Tech Tonics Podcast: Eric Leuthardt, MD – Brainaissance Man
Eric Leuthardt, MD, is quite the Renaissance Man. An accomplished neurosurgeon, inventor, playwright, book author, clothing designer and father of two, Eric has built a career with and around brains in a way no one would have imagined early in his life. Teachers thought he was a slow learner, but it turns out they just […]