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Medicine    April 26, 2016
Posted by Alan Jeffries

Back in the 1970s, Dr. Steve Rosenberg invented a new field of cancer treatment: immunotherapy, the harnessing of the body’s own immune system to fight tumors. Today, he’s using cutting-edge gene-editing techniques to help turn immunotherapy into the most promising cancer killer of our time. (Video by: Alan Jeffries) more   By clicking on this […]

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Medicine, Technology    November 18, 2015
Posted by Shelly Fan

Learning to walk again after a traumatic accident is no easy task. One of the hardest things for motor-impaired patients is to generate the correct brain signals to help them recover efficiently. The current best option is physiotherapy: through hard work and frustration, patients gradually relearn the sequence of motor instructions required to sit, walk, stand […]

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Medicine    October 20, 2014
Posted by Dexter Johnson for IEEE Spectrum

So-called “theranostic” nanoparticles are capable of providing both a diagnostic as well as a therapeutic function in the same nanoparticle. Such theranostic nanoparticles have been primarily developed to address cancer diagnosis and treatment. Now researchers at Singapore’s A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and colleagues at the National University of Singapore have developed a […]

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Medicine    October 1, 2014
Posted by Kevin Bullis

Hepatitis B and high cholesterol could soon be a thing of the past. A new drug is currently in human trials that silence genes responsible for these and other diseases. The disease starts with a feeling of increased clumsiness. Spilling a cup of coffee. Stumbling on the stairs. Having accidents that are easy to dismiss—everyone […]

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Medicine    October 1, 2014
Posted by Eleanor Smith

Technology makes its way to bandages. Injectable sponges, coagulants that stop bleeding in a minute and life saving foams are just a few of the ways trauma centers are looking for like Star Wars than the Civil War. When the United States went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 2000s, the gauze […]

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Medicine    September 25, 2014
Posted by Shahid Sha

As Yogi Berra famously quipped “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future” but Alger’s “Future of Medicine” question is an interesting approach to generating ideas so I thought I’d give it a shot. For the first 50 years in computing we’ve been busy digitizing the areas of human activity such as: – Administration […]

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Medicine    September 23, 2014
Posted by Derek Newell

This article is part of the ‘Think Further’ series, sponsored by Fred Alger Management, Inc.   Throughout my career I have repeatedly seen that remote patient monitoring can lower costs and extend life better than prescription drugs. Which got me thinking: if this works for chronically ill patients, what are the possibilities for the general […]

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Medicine    September 18, 2014
Posted by Michael Batista

Forget smart watches, welcome to a smart life. Fifty years from now, your kitchen uses molecular recognition to know everything about what kind and how much food you have in your home and how much of it you’re eating. Throughout the day, your shoes are keeping an eye on your activity level. They suggest that […]

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August 20, 2014
Posted by Dan Chung

Dan Chung, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Alger, invites you to Think Further.

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Medicine    August 19, 2014
Posted by Daniel Kraft

A behind the scenes look with Dr. Daniel Kraft and Dan Chung discussing the possible future of medicine.

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