May 25, 2016

Money back guarantees for non-reproducible results?

Dr. Eric Topol discusses the problem of irreproducibility in biomedical research   A growing concern over the problem of non-reproducible scientific research results has lead to some novel and previously unheard solutions being put forward. In an article in The BMJ, Dr. Eric Topol, director of Scripps Translational Science Institute, tackles a proposal set forth

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May 16, 2016

Lessons I’ve Learned with Eric Topol

Dr. Topol shares insights from his career in medicine and research From being one of the first clinicians to voice doubts over Vioxx, to his latest book calling for a complete transformation of the patient–doctor relationship, Eric Topol has never been afraid to raise his head above the parapet. Here, he describes what he’s learned

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May 11, 2016

Eric Topol nominated for 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Modern Healthcare’s awards and recognition program honors leaders in healthcare Dr. Eric Topol, Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), is among 300 nominees for Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list. The program honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare

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May 06, 2016

An Epigenetics Controversy

Siddhartha Muhkerjee responds to the critique of his recent New Yorker piece   Dear Commentators Thank you for your comments. Detailed responses to your commentary were previously posted on this site. They can be now found further by contacting Dr John Greally, Professor, Department of Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine or Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee, Assistant

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Apr 26, 2016

Clues to a Family’s Heart Disease

STSI’s Molecular Autopsy study is featured in The Wall Street Journal In an interview with Ron Winslow of The Wall Street Journal, Dardie Robinson, a 60-year old paralegal investigator from Oregon shares the poignant story of her family history of sudden cardiac arrest. Almost two years ago, Robinson’s son Daniel died suddenly and unexpectedly at

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Apr 22, 2016

Genetic study uncovers secrets behind healthy aging

Scripps researchers publish findings from Wellderly study in Cell When asked whether he celebrated his recent 90th birthday, John Rawlings shook his head. “I’ll celebrate when I hit 100,” he responds with a smile. And by the look of it, he might very well reach that momentous milestone. At 90, Rawlings, who lives in San

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Apr 21, 2016

Wellderly Study Suggests Link Between Genes That Protect Against Cognitive Decline and Overall Healthy Aging

First results from Scripps Wellderly Study published by the journal Cell LA JOLLA, Calif. – An eight-year-long accrual and analysis of the whole genome sequences of healthy elderly people, or “Wellderly,” has revealed a higher-than-normal presence of genetic variants offering protection from cognitive decline, researchers from the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) reported today in

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Apr 07, 2016

Study Combines DNA Testing with Wireless Sensor to Improve Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Scripps Translational Science Institute partnering with Michael J. Fox Foundation and Intel LA JOLLA, Calif. – Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease, especially in its early stages, has long been a challenge for physicians. A newly launched study by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) aims to improve screening accuracy by combining the power of genetic sequencing and

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Apr 05, 2016

Interventions for increasing physical activity: From “ingenious toys” to mHealth

STSI faculty discuss pedometers and the future of mHealth The health benefits of regular physical activity have been proven in study after study. From the prevention of cardiovascular disease to weight management and the subsequent reduction in risk of diabetes, hypertension, and even depression, exercise plays a vital role in disease prevention. Device manufacturers and

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Apr 04, 2016

Dr. Topol among Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders of 2016

STSI’s Director listed as top influencer for 5th year in a row Today, Modern Healthcare published its annual list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders. For the fifth year in a row, the Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), Dr. Eric Topol was listed among the top influencers. Dr. Topol, who

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