Health + Science

Improving Drug Development with AI, Not Animals

Tremendous resources are wasted on would-be treatments that never even make it to the clinical trial stage because, often, tests conducted on animals provided misleading results. Dr. Jo Varshney is out to fix that.

A Breakthrough Cancer Therapy Targets Autoimmune Diseases

CAR T therapies juice the immune system. In cancer, they have cured patients who had little hope for survival. Now scientists are asking "What else can they do?"

New Year, New Website, New Conferences

Tech is now at the heart of everything, perhaps too much in many cases. This is why Techonomy exists, and this new website aims to help highlight what matters even more.

AI, Digital Gene Editing & Fusion: What Comes Next For NFTs

NFTs have entered a new stage of their life cycle—and the possibilities are endless for this next generation, aptly called Living NFTs.

Discerning Healthcare Consumers are Searching for New Payment Options

Healthcare often lags behind other industries, but now more providers are accelerating their own digital transformations, including how they collect and manage payment for services.

Three Keys to Healthcare Startup Success

Decorated pathologist and clinician-innovator Dr. Thomas Grogan offers many pearls of general wisdom about innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership: be prepared to fight institutional inertia, make a “total commitment” to customer support, and bring in the...

Can CRISPR Solve Covid Testing?

Scientists are using elements of the gene editing technology to develop rapid, accurate tests for infectious diseases, including Covid-19.

Why Is Covid Testing So Hard to Scale?

With rapid tests failing to catch positive cases and PCR ones often taking a week or more to return results, diagnostic testing has been a disaster in the U.S. Why haven’t we ramped up to...

The Elizabeth Holmes Trial Is an Indictment of US Health Care

What might have happened if taxpayers—rather than investors—had directly funded Theranos’s blood-prick research?

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