As a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, Elizabeth Holmes decided to transform diagnostic medicine so she dropped out of college and used her tuition money to start her own company, Theranos. Ten years later, Holmes, pictured here holding a micro-vial, is on the cutting edge of medical technology — her new blood testing method allows hundreds of tests to be run using only a few drops of blood. And, Holmes’ methods are cheaper, faster, more accurate, and less invasive than conventional methods which often require a separate vial of blood for every test.
As Holmes told Wired.com earlier this year, “I started this company because I wanted to spend my life changing our health care system. When someone you love gets really sick, most of the time when you find out, it’s too late to be able to do something about it. It’s heartbreaking… We wanted to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere at the time it matters most. That means two things: being able to detect conditions in time to do something about them and providing access to information that can empower people to improve their lives.”
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This woman is amazing! And her work is groundbreaking. So inspirational!
3D Printed Spine Saves 12 Year Old Boy in China
Doctors at China’s Peking University Third Hospital have successfully removed a cancerous vertebra from a 12-year old boy and replaced it with a 3D printed implant in a first such procedure worldwide, Forbes reports.
“This is the first use of a 3D-printed vertebra as an implant for orthopedic spine surgery in the world,” said Dr. Liu Zhongjun, director of the Orthopedics Department at the hospital, as quoted by the CBS News.
The boy, referred to as Minghao, was diagnosed with cancer following a football accident. The tumor was located on the second vertebra in his neck. He is reported to be in good condition following a five-hour surgery and is expected to recover quickly.
“There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes.”
– Kevin Ashton (via brycedotvc)
“When you’re just starting to learn something new, the errors that you experience are helping you learn faster.”
– Science Confirms It: If You Want To Succeed, You Have To Screw Up (via fastcompany)
Haha, good to know!
Why is technology always about efficiency? These apps introduce a little something unexpected in your day and get you to really take in your surroundings.
Huh. Interesting concept!
“It gives you the intimate ability to turn and say, ‘Whoa. Please tell me you saw that, too.’”
Rabbit: A Free Video Chat That Makes It Easy To Watch Netflix With Friends
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Ahh, I love technology!!
“Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men.”