Moving Beyond the Shadow of Alzheimer...

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

published on: Nov 15, 2018

Value-Based Business Models Disrupt G...

U.S. health care costs are rising at an unsustainable rate. The Congressional Budget Office believes that by 2060...

published on: Aug 15, 2018

Building the Foundation for Personali...

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

published on: Jun 15, 2018

Crawling Toward Breakthrough Treatmen...

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

published on: May 15, 2018

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 Transfo...

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 He...

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...

RNA Vaccines Destroy Cancer and Thwart Infect...

published on: Sep 15, 2016

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

“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...

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