Hospitals in Crisis

For the first time in American history, conditions are ripe for reducing the total cost of health care.  What are the...

published on: Oct 15, 2019

Senolytics and the Search for Optimized Aging

The world’s population is rapidly aging. The greatest impact is being felt in the affluent OECD countries, where...

published on: Sep 15, 2019

The Great Millennial Happiness Crisis

In 2018, happiness among young adults in America fell to a record low.  The share of adults ages 18-to-34 who said...

published on: Jun 15, 2019

The Global Sleep Crisis

Insufficient sleep impacts our health and quality of life, while costing the global economy an estimated $2 trillion a...

published on: Apr 15, 2019

The Opportunity and Threat of Marijuana...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

Annual global revenues for the legal marijuana industry may eventually rise to between $150-and-$500 billion, generating enormous tax revenues.  As...

Aspirin Becomes the Unexpected Miracle Drug

published on: Dec 15, 2018

Even though aspirin has been around since the 19th century, scientist are rapidly finding new benefits for those who take it.  What are these...

Moving Beyond the Shadow of Alzheimer’s Disease

published on: Nov 15, 2018

Around 5.5 million people in the United States are victims of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.  It is the 6th leading cause of...

Value-Based Business Models Disrupt Global...

published on: Aug 15, 2018

U.S. health care costs are rising at an unsustainable rate. The Congressional Budget Office believes that by 2060 almost all Federal revenues will go...

Building the Foundation for Personalized Medicine

published on: Jun 15, 2018

After 20+ years of speculation and theorizing, we’re on the verge of personalized precision medicine, an unprecedented revolution in health care...

Crawling Toward Breakthrough Treatments

published on: May 15, 2018

Breakthrough drugs are getting harder to find. Where do we look, now? One of the most promising and least explored is insects. Why do scientists...

The Coming Leap in AI-based Drug Discovery

published on: Feb 15, 2018

The average completely new drug costs over $2.5 billion and requires 12 years to bring to market.  But that’s all about to change as new...

Body On-A-Chip Technology Promises to...

published on: Dec 15, 2017

The average drug costs $359 million dollars, involves 5000 failed experiments and takes 12 years to get to market and even then, they don’t work on...

AI and Robotics Join Forces to Revolutionize...

published on: Nov 15, 2017

Health care is one sector of the economy where the second wave of the Fifth Techno-Economic revolution will make an especially deep impact on the...

New Research Raises Stimulating Possibilities...

published on: Jul 30, 2017

For decades, experts have speculated about the possible benefits of electrically stimulating the human brain.  But until recently, it’s never...

The American Anxiety Crisis

published on: Jun 24, 2017

The greatest and longest economic disruption since the Great Depression and World War II is nearing its end. The pain associated with it has not yet...

The RNA Miracle Unfolds

published on: May 22, 2017

As explained in our September 2016 issue, RNA interference may be the most significant technology of the next decade.  Since then, medical and...

Competition Is the Cure for America’s Sick...

published on: Apr 15, 2017

Like public education and defense, the U.S. healthcare industry lost touch with the free-market competitive forces that set prices and allocate...

Unleashing the Promise of Postponed Aging

published on: Dec 15, 2016

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

The Longevity Dividend

published on: Dec 15, 2016

Throughout recorded history, human life spans have been short.  The health implications of aging are not just a concern for Baby Boomers and the...

The Brave New World of Human Enhancement

published on: Nov 15, 2016

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

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