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July 19, 2017

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Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Lizzie

In this week’s edition of Med-Sci Matters, we discuss the FDA’s green light for CAR-T therapy, how house dust could be contributing to weight gain, how smartphones are providing insights into global activity levels and new data showing that artificial...

May 26, 2017

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Categories: Global Healthcare, Health, Healthcare

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

Genetic markers: Do you approve? For the first time ever, the FDA has approved a therapy based on a tumor’s genetically-defined biomarker rather than the tumor’s type or location in the body. This new approach to drug evaluation is thought...

January 11, 2017

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Categories: Communications, FDA News, Health, Healthcare, Medical Devices and Diagnostics

Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

Oh nuts! It was hard to miss the coverage this week of new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergies and Disease (NIAID) – published January 5 in J Allergy Clin Immunol – suggesting that early introduction of peanuts into...

December 15, 2016

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Categories: Brand Marketing, Communications, Digital and Social Media, Health

It’s Official: We are hooked on health, and brands are taking note!

Are your social feeds bombarded with buzzwords like superfoods and probiotics, fad fitness offerings or the latest DIY diets? While the hooked on health trend isn’t new news, brands have been seeking unique ways to integrate health all year long....

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Lizzie

CRISPR gene-editing technique used for the first time in humans The revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas-9 has been used in a human for the first time, as reported in Nature News. In a Chinese clinical trial, immune cells were taken from...

November 17, 2016

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Categories: Global Healthcare, Health, Health and Wellness, Health Policy and Access, Healthcare

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

Buzz about a Zika vaccine Source: “Chikungunya” by CDC Global is licensed under CC BY 2.0 We may be close to one, according to a report in Nature. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and Vanderbilt University in Nashville...

November 17, 2016

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Categories: Creativity, Health, Health and Wellness, Healthcare

How to Turn Storytelling from a Frog into a Prince

How can healthcare specialists improve their skills as storytellers? One way to do it, according to engagement leader, Meghan O’Brien, at a New York consulting boutique called etch, is to take a page from Pixar, creator of Toy Story, Finding Nemo,...

November 2, 2016

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Categories: Communications, Global Healthcare, Health, Healthcare, Patient Communications

Cancer Moonshot: Why Vice President Biden’s initiative is essential for patient communications and clinical trial recruitment

Back in January, President Obama, during his State of the Union address, tasked Vice President Biden with leading a national effort “to end cancer as we know it,” with various touch points throughout 2016 to come up with a plan...

October 21, 2016

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Categories: Global Healthcare, Health, Health Policy and Access, Healthcare, Policy

Trump or Clinton? Either May Lead to Better Mental Healthcare

In September, the Commonwealth Fund and the Rand Corporation released a comprehensive nonpartisan analysis estimating the impact of the healthcare positions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. If Trump were to succeed in repealing the Affordable Care Act, millions would...

October 13, 2016

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Categories: Health, Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Medical Devices and Diagnostics

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Lizzie

2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Last week, Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of the underlying mechanisms of autophagy. Autophagy, literally “self-eating,” is a mechanism that cells use to...