Sep 04, 2015

Topol Calls on Healthcare Industry to “Emancipate” Patient Data

On September 1, 2015, Dr. Eric Topol, Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute, gave a keynote address at Qualcomm Life’s annual Connect conference in San Diego. During his presentation on “Democratizing Medicine”, Dr. Topol called for “the emancipation” of patient data. In discussing the lack of access that patients have to their own medical data, Dr. Topol

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Sep 02, 2015

Enrollment Completed in First Clinical Trial of Scanadu Scout

STSI is first to study the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalist   News Release Researchers with the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) have completed enrollment in the first clinical trial of the Scanadu Scout™, a wireless health sensor that measures four vital signs in a few seconds by touching the device to the temple. “As more

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Jul 29, 2015

The Separate Orbits of Medicare and Moore’s Law

written by Eric J. Topol, MD Today is the 50th anniversary of the Medicare Bill–which transformed health care in the United States by providing insurance for people age 65 and older, irrespective of income or pre-existing medical conditions. Just a few months ago the 50th (gold) anniversary of Moore’s Law was celebrated, which predicted the

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Jul 23, 2015

Who Are the World’s Biotech Leaders?

written by Bradley J. Fikes, San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego County’s population of 3.3 million makes it home to roughly one in every 2,100 people on the planet, less than 0.05 percent of the total. But San Diegans make up 5 of the top 100 biotech visionaries worldwide, according to a new report from Scientific

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Jul 20, 2015

From Lab Bench to Hospital Bedside, Faster

written by Bradley J. Fikes, San Diego Union Tribune Monumental efforts in the last several years promise to bridge this valley and build a more effective way of translating discoveries to treatments. They’re part of a field called translational science or translational medicine. The goal is to improve the links in the chain of discovery

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Jul 16, 2015

Dr. Steinhubl Discusses Digital Medicine on Empowered Patient Radio

Dr. Steven Steinhubl, Director Digital Medicine at STSI recently joined Karen Jagoda on Empowered Patient Radio to discuss the opportunities and challenges that mobile health technologies present. Dr. Steinhubl also talks about the upcoming Transforming Medicine: Evidence-Driven mHealth conference taking place in La Jolla on September 30 – October 2, 2015. The conference will bring together leading

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Scientists in the Twitterverse

by Neil Savage for CELL When colleagues first encouraged Eric Topol to start using Twitter several years ago, he resisted, assuming most of the content would have to do with what people had eaten for lunch or what some celebrity had said. “I thought it was just nonsense stuff,” says Topol, though he finally gave

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Jul 06, 2015

Gene Mutation Didn’t Slow Down High School Senior

written by Eyrn Brown, LA Times   She was elected La Jolla High’s homecoming queen, worked as features page editor of the school newspaper and published a novel with a friend — her second, featuring an alter ego character navigating friendships during senior year. During spring break, she toured London and Paris. And she did

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Jun 30, 2015

Ebola Survivors May Be the Key to Treatment—For Almost Any Disease

written by Ericka Check Hayden for Nature on 6.30.15 at 6:30AM LINA MOSES SENSED the ghost of Ebola as soon as her Land Cruiser entered the gate at Kenema Government Hospital. More than a hundred people had died in the treatment center here, an epicenter of the epidemic in Sierra Leone. A doctor who had

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Jun 29, 2015

Wireless Health Article by Voice of America Quotes Scripps Expert

originally posted by Scripps in the News on June 26, 2015   Eric Topol, MD, says medical apps could be useful in developing countries. An article by Voice of America about the fast spread of health and medical apps quotes Eric Topol, MD, who heads the Scripps Translational Science Institute and serves as Scripps Health’s

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