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Wired
March 2, 2017
Medical devices are the next security nightmare
Hacked medical devices make for scary headlines. Dick Cheney ordered changes to his pacemaker to better protect it from hackers. Johnson & Johnson warned customers about a security bug in one of its insulin pumps last fall. And St. Jude has spent months dealing with the fallout of vulnerabilities in some of the company’s defibrillators, pacemakers, and other medical electronics.
Google Research Blog
November 29, 2016
Deep Learning for Detection of Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the fastest growing cause of blindness, with nearly 415 million diabetic patients at risk worldwide. If caught early, the disease can be treated; if not, it can lead to irreversible blindness.
Scientific American
November 11, 2016
The Power of Placebo: How Our Brains Can Heal Our Minds and Bodies
Erik Vance explains the science behind the mind’s mending powers in his new book, Suggestible You
The Economist
November 5, 2016
Tested, and found wanting
HALF of clinical trials do not have their results published. Those behind the TrialsTracker, a web tool created by the Evidence-Based Medicine Data Lab, at Oxford University, hope to change this.
Time Magazine
September 1, 2016
7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise
You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most people, that’s not enough motivation to get you to break a sweat with any regularity. As I report in the TIME cover story, “The Exercise Cure,” only 20% of Americans get the recommended 150 minutes of strength and cardiovascular physical activity per week, more than half of all baby boomers report doing no exercise whatsoever, and 80.2 million Americans over age 6 are entirely inactive.
Andreesen Horowitz
August 24, 2016
How Startup Options (and Ownership) Works
One of the things that struck me most during our recent pieces on startup employee option plans is how things that impact the value of those options aren’t well understood, even if communicated or known at the onset. Many people reported feelings of a sort of “sticker shock” (or reverse!) on leaving their first startup.
Quartz
August 21, 2016
Why business leaders should teach their employees to think like Olympic marathoners
People like to watch the most high-profile events of the summer Olympics because they are exciting— the heart-pounding action can change in a fraction of a second. But for business leaders, the most instructive competitions of the Olympic games don’t involve a swim relay or a gymnastics vault.
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