Unleashing the Promise of Postponed A...

A world of healthy, active, and affluent super-centenarians is not some fantasy or distant forecast.  New technology...

published on: Dec 15, 2016

The Longevity Dividend

Throughout recorded history, human life spans have been short.  The health implications of aging are not just a...

published on: Dec 15, 2016

The Brave New World of Human Enhancem...

In our book Ride the Wave, we explained how the 12 technologies of the Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution would...

published on: Nov 15, 2016

RNA Vaccines Destroy Cancer and Thwar...

Throughout human history, we’ve suffered from diseases.  And even as the twentieth century saw the elimination of...

published on: Sep 15, 2016

“Smart Drugs” Are Coming to the Office

published on: Aug 1, 2016

A range of medications is emerging that promise to enhance our capabilities in work and education.  Do they work?  What are the competitive and...

AI Transforms Healthcare

published on: Jul 15, 2016

Artificial intelligence powered by “the cloud” and enabled by mobile technology and robotics will transform the economy in the coming decade. ...

Stem Cell Therapies Are Nearly Ready for Huma...

published on: Jun 15, 2016

Since 1998, stem cell therapies have captured the imagination of scientists and consumers worldwide.  Where does the technology stand?  What are...

Eliminating the Need for Heart Transplants

published on: May 30, 2016

Every year, millions of people die who could have been saved by heart replacements. Yet after more than fifty years of research, a reliable...

The App-ification of Healthcare

published on: Feb 17, 2016

In the January 2016 issue of Trends, we cited a Harvard Business Review study indicating that the U.S. healthcare sector had the potential to reduce...

Let the (Anti-Aging) Trials Begin

published on: Jan 23, 2016

The Trends editors have been focused on aging and its implications for technology, demography, and human behavior since at least 1987. As we’ve...

The Big Opportunities and Challenges of Synth...

published on: Jan 23, 2016

Governments, venture capitalists, and managers are finally being forced to wrestle with the enormous social, economic, and geopolitical implications...

America’s Trillion-Dollar Healthcare Waste Re...

published on: Jan 23, 2016

The best available estimates indicate that roughly 35 percent of the resources consumed by the $2.9 trillion U.S. healthcare sector are wasted. That...

The $28 Billion a Year Research Reproducibili...

published on: Oct 19, 2015

The biggest crisis in the future of healthcare has nothing to do with the kind of issues that politicians talk about, such as payment systems and...

Unleashing “Immortality”

published on: Aug 15, 2015

For roughly thirty years, the Trends editors have tracked research aimed at extending the healthy and vigorous lifespan of humans. Until recently,...

Coming to Grips with the End of Our World

published on: Apr 11, 2015

The panic du jour crowd inevitably makes every new threat, from Ebola to climate change, into an "unprecedented crisis." Prior to the 21st century,...

Averting an Antibiotic Apocalypse

published on: Feb 17, 2015

A new multidisciplinary research project led by the former head of economic research for Goldman Sachs estimates the global toll of antibiotic...

Scientists Continue to Work on Reversing the ...

published on: Nov 17, 2014

Since humanity first walked the Earth, people have dreamed of staying young longer. While the average lifespan and almost every other measure of...

Rewriting Your Genome

published on: May 17, 2014

Imagine being able to cure genetic diseases like hemophilia in living patients by editing their genetic code. Furthermore, imagine that this same...

The Accelerating World of Drug Discovery and ...

published on: Oct 8, 2013

In a rapidly aging, increasingly affluent world, discovery and commercialization of new and more effective drugs is one of the most important...

Addressing the U.S. Physician Shortage

published on: Oct 8, 2013

At just the moment when an aging American population is forecast to need a far larger pool of medical talent, physicians are getting ready to retire...

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