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What Would the 'Exercise Pill' Mean?

July 19, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What if we could enjoy the benefits of exercise simply by swallowing a pill? Earlier this week in the journal Nature Medicine researchers at the Scripps Institute in Florida suggested that we are closer than ever to attaining this goal. They found that mice injected with a protein called REV-ERB...

The Drawbacks of Data-Driven Medicine

June 5, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift tells of a community of scientists seeking to improve human life through technological innovation. One of their many schemes aims to replace words with implements. Instead of speaking, people will carry backpacks laden with the items about which they need to communicate. This new communication...

Is Lying Bad for Us?

February 13, 2013 It has been estimated that the average American tells 11 lies per week. Is this bad for us? Suppose we knew that a lie would never be detected, nor would we be punished. Suppose we had some means of ensuring that the lie would never cause us any physical or...

Great health care requires great medical educators

December 10, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The quality of United States medical education is a matter of concern to every person in the country. In our nation of 315 million people, we log 1.3 billion doctor visits annually -- or an average of about 4 visits per person per year. If doctors are poorly educated, we...

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