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Medical Innovation

Can Science and Technology Fix a Broken Heart?

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

I asked Dr. Feinberg to help explain the current state of cardiovascular treatment and heart-related biomedical engineering. In an upcoming piece, we'll break down the innovative projects that he has underway at CMU that get to the heart of our problems with heart treatment.

Will Medical Innovation Be an Afterthought This Election Season?

Mary Woolley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Government investment in research is necessary. We cannot rely on the private sector to fill the void as elected officials cut agency budgets as part of an ill-advised attempt to reduce the deficit. Even if all science agencies were eliminated, we would not put a significant dent in the deficit.

It's Time to Further Incentivize Medical Innovation

Moncef Slaoui | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
Moncef Slaoui

When extraordinary advances are made in science, why does it take so long to translate them into treatments for the country's most pressing medical needs?

Fighting Cancer: Don't Let Our Progress Slow

John J. Castellani | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
John J. Castellani

It's no secret that the need to tighten our belts during the recent economic downturn has sent us into an era of cost containment. But we must find ways to both contain health care costs and continue to move cancer knowledge forward.

Industry Trends & Talent Development Needs in Health Care

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

The health care industry is currently faced with many challenges. Pressures to reduce the cost of health services, concerns regarding health care effi...

The Deficit Commission's Best Chance at Containing Rising Health-Care Costs

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Thorpe

If President Obama's deficit commission wants to move America in the right budgetary direction, it needs to take a hard and careful look at the nation...

Developing Nations: Laboratories For Health Care Innovation

Kaiser Health News | Jaclyn Schiff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A few months ago, GE Healthcare rolled out a portable electrocardiogram machine, trumpeting the new product's ability to help patients wherever they m...

We Invest in Research, But What About Teaching?

Vikram Savkar | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Vikram Savkar

Who will perform meaningful scientific research tomorrow, if sufficient numbers and a diversity of students are not well trained and guided through the education pipeline to the laboratory bench?

Top 10 Medical Research Trends To Watch In 2010

Margaret Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Anderson

Here are the top 10 medical research trends to watch for in 2010.

Why Obama Needs to Emphasize Innovation

Doug Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Schoen

Nowhere is Obama's "change" theme more compelling than in the arena of scientific and technological innovation. He should direct the campaign conversation in that direction.