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DJ Patil joins White House as Chief Data Scientist to work on precision medicine

As we reported two weeks ago, after White House staff leaked the news on a conference call, DJ Patil, the former Chief Data scientist at LinkedIn and …

The White House

The Problem with Precision Medicine

Last Friday, in a speech at the White House, President Obama unveiled what he called his Precision Medicine Initiative, a two-hundred-and-fifteen-million-dollar plan to collect genetic information from a million American volunteers in order to further the development of personalized, genetics-based …

Google is developing a cancer and heart attack-detecting pill

New ‘nanoparticle’ pill could detect signs of disease before it becomes a problem for pre-emptive treatment, monitored by a wrist-worn device<p>Google is working on a nanoparticle pill that could identify cancers, heart attacks and other diseases before they become a problem.<p>The pill would contain …

Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles Are Safe For Humans, Study Finds

During a successful first clinical trial, nanoparticles illuminated cancer cells and then safely exited the body.<p>Earlier this week, Google unveiled its next moonshot project: to use nanoparticles to detect cancer. Though the search giant’s experimental wing, Google X, loves tackling the seemingly …

Cancer

Podcasts So Good You Want to Binge-Listen

Serial could build on the success of This American Life and Radiolab to produce the most ambitious narrative nonfiction ever delivered via your ears.<p>After five episodes, the worst thing that can be said about <i>Serial</i>, a new podcast led by <i>This American Life</i> producer Sarah Koenig, is that the next …

Cancer gene test 'would save lives'

<b>Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of further cancers, say researchers.</b><p>Genetic screening of tumours would save lives and would be cost-effective for the NHS, a new study has confirmed.<p>Lynch syndrome raises the risk …

The Ebola Patient Was Sent Home Because of Bad Software

The Dallas hospital's debacle highlights the atrociousness of many electronic health records.<p>Updated 10/5/14: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital released a second statement on October 3 stating that "the patient's travel history was documented and available to the full care team in the electronic …

Everything: You're Doing It Wrong

An incomplete list of all the things you are (apparently) failing at<p>Are you having a good day? Are you feeling rested, and happy, and ready to conquer the week ahead with your signature mixture of aggression and aplomb? Are you on top of your game, and thus on top of the world?<p>Then you might want …

8 Must-See NYC Art Shows Opening This Fall - PAPER

<b>1.</b> Kick off the fall art season with Brooklyn Museum as it continues its true romance with couture. Following the success of last year's homage to Jean Paul Gaultier, the Museum sets its sights on the allure and architecture of the high heel. <i>Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heeled Shoe</i>, opening …

44 Ways to Make the Day of Someone With Cancer

On December 17, 2013 I went to the ER for what I presumed was walking pneumonia (as a physician, I'm good at misdiagnosing myself) only to find out I had a giant tumor in my chest that could have killed me within weeks. Immediately I was admitted to the hospital and started on chemotherapy for …

Cancer

11 Menswear Bloggers Reveal Their Favorite New Brands - PAPER

<i>We've asked 11 men's fashion writers and bloggers to each reveal the menswear brand they're most digging right now as well as offer some of their go-to fashion tips and tricks. From the U.S. to the U.K., these are the brands you should know to rev up your closet.</i><p><b>Marcel Floruss, One Dapper Street</b><p><b>New</b> …

Study: Many Parents Are In Denial About Their Kids’ Obesity

A new study found that even when parents recognize that their children are overweight, many fail to do anything about it—or even to see it as a problem.<p>There’s a certain type of parental pride that grows from just the right combination of willful ignorance, unflagging optimism, and impressive …

Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?

The U.S. delivers roughly three times as many mammograms, two-and-a-half times as many MRI scans, and a third more C-sections per capita than the average OECD country.<p>Despite the news last week that America's healthcare spending will not be rising at the sky-high rate that was once predicted, the …

The Shirk Report – Volume 275

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of …

The Liberation of Medical Data

Getting the nation’s patient information onto the cloud could help fix healthcare in America. But too few are treating the problem.<p>It’s no secret that the U.S. health care system is broken. It’s plagued with splintered information, wasteful duplication, and a severe lack of insight into the health …

America's Scariest Motel

(Image Via Librariananguish/Flickr)<p>There’s a lonely old motel out on Highway 95 that is downright terrifying to stay in, and considered by many …

How Many People in the World Are Actually Poor?

Good news: Economists at Oxford have come up with a better method for measuring global poverty. Bad news: There are way more poor people than previously thought.<p>Poverty got redefined this week.<p>The Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) released a report, the Global Multidimensional …

Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Patricia Nakache is a partner at Trinity Ventures. She has active investments in companies including m-commerce players Care.com (CRCM), EAT Club, and ThredUP.</i> <i>Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly</i> …

Expectations vs. Reality: 8 Lessons From The First Year As CEO

Entrepreneurship

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

12 Badass Revolutionary War Women You’ve Never Heard Of

The American Revolution was fought on the homefront, which means that women and children were often caught up in the fighting in one way or another. …

History

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Morningstar to acquire D.C.'s HelloWallet for $52.5M - Washington Business Journal

Morningstar Inc. said Thursday it will buy D.C.-based financial software company HelloWallet LLC for $52.5 million.<p>The Chicago-based investment …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The Right Colors Make Data Easier To Read

What is the color of money? Of love? Of the ocean? In the United States, most people respond that money is green, love is red and the ocean is blue. Many concepts evoke related colors — whether due to physical appearance, common metaphors, or cultural conventions. When colors are paired with the …

Big-Data Visualization Is Worth A Thousand Spreadsheets

<i>Data-visualization companies are creating buzz with visual representations that let you “see” your data and manipulate it—instead of reading columns of numbers.</i><p>Big data is a big plus: You can collect, organize, and store vastly more information than before. Data about your customers, products, …

7 Data Viz Sites to Inspire Your Creative Eye

In the age of data overload, "big data" and "data visualization" are major buzzwords, and they'll likely grow even bigger as we gather more …

From Galileo to Google: How Big Data Illuminates Human Culture

Given my longtime fascination with the so-termed digital humanities and with data visualization, and my occasional dabbles in the intersection of the two, I’ve followed the work of data scholars <b>Erez Aiden</b> and <b>Jean-Baptiste Michel</b> with intense interest since its public beginnings. Now, they have …