Abigail T. Fox

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A Cure Made Just For You: The Promise of Personalized Medicine

Someday soon, you will go to the doctor’s office and the doctor will know exactly what’s wrong with you. Most likely you and your doctor will have been tipped off by an app — maybe an app in your clothing. If you have a tumor, for example, not only will the doctor know it's a tumor but she will also know the exact type and how to target it. Apr 17, 2014 11:56 AM PT

A Cure Made Just For You: The Promise of Personalized Medicine, Part I

Today, politicians seem content to talk about healthcare as though the big issue is making sure that each American has a piece of paper with the word “insurance” written on it. By contrast, medical visionaries describe a bright future in which patients get a cure targeted directly to their medical need. No more one-size-fits-all; the new paradigm will be: one medicine, one patient. Apr 17, 2014 5:32 AM PT

The Paradox of Alzheimers: How Washington Turns Abundance into Scarcity—And How Silicon Valley Can Fix That

It’s because of past leadership’s valuing a cure and national strategies to restore medical innovation in hopes of medical discovery that the polio vaccine was created. Using the available capital of our rich nation, the ever-increasing availability of computing power, and Silicon Valley’s solution – the power of a data commons – there is hope to restore medical innovation. Let’s raise our voices and call for America’s second-greatest medical crusade in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. Mar 27, 2014 7:27 PM PT

Seth Rogen Discovers Jokers in Washington, DC: The Need for an ACT-UP for Alzheimer’s

Hollywood’s Seth Rogen learned a valuable lesson in Washington, D.C. last month: compared to Beltway politicians, even actors look sincere. In fact, Rogen, famous for movies such as This is the End and Knocked Up, came to Washington with an achingly sincere message: he was highlighting the tragic reality of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, which has afflicted his mother-in-law and over five million Americans. Mar 12, 2014 3:28 PM PT

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