Category: Healthcare

  • Silicon Valley, Coming Soon to a Clinic Near You

    Silicon Valley, Coming Soon to a Clinic Near You

    In recent years, healthcare startups have seen a significant increase in interest from investors and venture capital firms in Silicon Valley—and for good reason. Healthcare has long been an industry in need of disruptive innovation, occupied by corporate behemoths and subject to monopolistic activity. These industry practices have contributed to ballooning health costs for Americans, […]

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  • Returning to Nepal: Reflections on Kathmandu and Sipapokhare

    Returning to Nepal: Reflections on Kathmandu and Sipapokhare

    As I returned to Nepal for the fifth time with my family this winter, I had the opportunity to leave the bustling Kathmandu Valley to visit the village of Sipapokhare for several days. Our reason for visiting was to see the homes we had helped build as part of an NGO for families displaced by the April 2015 earthquake, and […]

  • Ebola: The New Race for the Cure

    Ebola: The New Race for the Cure

    The latest threat to international security and geopolitical stability comes not from the threat of terrorism or organized crime, but from a particle less than 1/100 the width of a human hair. The Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976, during an outbreak in the country of Zaire which killed nearly 300. Since then, researchers […]

  • Biotechnology: The New Frontier in Healthcare

    Biotechnology: The New Frontier in Healthcare

    Biotechnology refers to the utilization of microorganisms and biologically based processes to provide novel solutions to pressing issues in society and meet human needs on both macroscopic and individualized scales. Today, the biotechnology industry is a rapidly growing and multidisciplinary field encompassing agricultural technologies, environmental engineering, genomics, drug discovery, and biologically-derived fuels. Indeed, the past […]

  • Wearable Technology and Healthcare: An Inevitable Merger in the Making

    Wearable Technology and Healthcare: An Inevitable Merger in the Making

    The data collection of consumer habits, experiences, and buyer conditions has indubitably been a point of focus for many of the world’s largest corporations, especially those whose businesses hinge a good deal on coming up with “the next big thing” to stay relevant. Namely, the technology sector, which hasn’t insofar failed to convince the newest […]