New Tumor Targeting Strategies

30 Jun

A new study mentioned in a recent New York Times article reveals that “the best strategy is to hit tumors with two or more targeted cancer therapies at once.”

The Promise of Precision Medicine

27 Jun

How expanding the use of genetic and other scientific data can help us better target and transform patient treatment and cures:


Mindfulness in the Clinic

27 Nov

Jane Brody writes about the role of contemplative care for both palliative care patients and practitioners in today’s  New York Times.

New Trend in Emergency Room Care

10 Apr

Mount Sinai Hospital in New York is pioneering emergency room treatment strategies for geriatric patients. It has joined other medical centers in creating a geriatric E.R. to improve the quality of care and outcomes. According to the New York Times, patients over 65 account for almost 20% of emergency room visits and that number will grow as the population gets older. Read more here.

How to Make Jazz More Mainstream

3 Apr

Grammy winning bass player Esperanza Spalding shares her thoughts in the Wall Street Journal  about how to make jazz more accessible to mainstream music audiences.

Chinese Medicine and Cancer Treatment Effectiveness

3 Apr

Shirley Wang writes in today’s Wall Street Journal that “scientists studying a four herb combination discovered some 1,800 years ago by Chinese herbalists have found that the substance enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapy in patients with colon cancer.

Interpersonal Neurobiology

2 Apr

About interpersonal neurobiology- how the brain constantly rewires itself based on daily life, for example, what we pay the most attention to defines us.

Read the recent NYT article here.

links for 2011-09-26

26 Sep

More Mingus on Creativity

26 Sep

Yin Gate

I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work; human creation is never perfect.

– Charles Mingus







Quote of the Day: Mingus on Creativity

26 Sep

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

– Charles Mingus