Health

December 31, 2014
Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing: Manifesting Endless Possibilities

Crowdsourcing—pooling together small amounts of ideas, money and expertise—has become the most popular way to advance visions that otherwise would never leave the drawing pad due to lack of resources. Just about every professional who needs to raise money is turning to crowdsourcing to launch their project. Initiatives benefitting from […]
December 11, 2014
The first step in protecting cancer patients at risk

Newly Discovered “Pre-Cancer” Gene Mutation May be Key to Identifying Cancer Risk

In a study soon to be released at the American Society of Hematology conference, two teams of Boston area international researchers have announced the discovery of a gene mutation that appears to be a predictor of leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases. The study was published last week in the […]
November 26, 2014
Baby in Incubator

Saving Babies: A Portable Incubator for Infants at Risk

The winner of the 2014 James Dyson Award, an international engineering design award, is James Roberts, a recent engineering graduate from England, who has developed an affordable, collapsible and easily transportable incubator that duplicates the protective shield given to newborns in a hospital. Roberts’ design—MOM—has a battery which lasts for […]
October 14, 2014
A woman with a newborn baby after birtha

Vincent: A Miracle Baby, the First to be Born From an Implanted Womb

Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuester-Hauser Syndrome (MRKH) is a female congenital disorder that results in the absence of a womb, eliminating the ability to reproduce. Its name comes from the four researchers who discovered the disorder. The first sign of MRKH typically does not appear until a girl is 14-15 years of age, at […]