Perspective: Pavlov’s Pup

April 2, 2010

It’s all a matter of perspective, I suppose.  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve gotten back to writing on Medicine Think and I’ve got some more entries in store.  For now, this comic by Mark Stivers caught my attention.  Head over to his comic blog – very funny stuff. The comic just reminded me […]

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Consumer Healthcare + Tech = Adoption FAIL

March 9, 2010

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about people’s [in]ability to integrate and think about a lot of different data points, particularly over time.  Specifically, I was thinking about consumer healthcare solutions that have been popping up.  I was advising a couple friends last night on an idea that they had in the consumer wireless space […]

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Healthcare Reform Problems – Big Butz and a 40 Year Old Policy

February 24, 2010

Earl Butz.  I’d like to argue that he might just be the most important name in the healthcare reform debate and an exemplar of how good intentions can have immense (pun intended) ramifications for millions of Americans 40 years on. Ol’ Earl was Secretary of Agriculture under Nixon, but his lasting legacy is the farm […]

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One Argument for Bringing Biology and Technology Worlds Together

February 16, 2010

I recently sat down with a friend who’s developed an ingenious way of using neuroscience concepts and neural networks as the basis for an information filtering algorithm. He’s taken that algorithm and created a personalized and customized news feed from Twitter.  In short, he’s helping to actually make sense of the Tweetstream. So, what do […]

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Healthcare Reform: Are Insurance Companies Purposefully Confusing?

January 27, 2010

My wife and I recently had to decide what we wanted to do with our health insurance for 2010, and it really made me think hard about the way we understand the finances of and how we pay for healthcare as individuals. However, once we dove in we found that insurance companies and their policies […]

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Biotech and Bioinformatics Meet-up in San Francisco!

January 19, 2010

UPDATE: Please RSVP to: windmiller [at] gmail This Wednesday night – January 20th at 7pm I’ll be hosting what I hope will be the first of many meet-ups for entrepreneurially minded biotech and bioinformatics people here in San Francisco.  It’ll be at Crossroads Café in SOMA. In February the meetup will most likely be moved […]

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New Starts for a New Year – Becoming an Entrepreneur

January 6, 2010

In the past I wrote about getting a start-up off the ground. More precisely, about how to take an idea and give it legs and maybe get it running – how to mold an idea and begin to improve it. I call this socializing the idea (with the next steps being socializing the company/concept). But, […]

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Cancer Advances – Something old and Something New

December 30, 2009

An interesting article appeared on NYTimes.com today that deals with “new” old approaches to the cancer thought and research paradigm. In essence, the article points to research that indicates cancer is more than just a group of genetic mutations – it’s also caused by the tiny interactions of proteins and other parts of the cell […]

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Curing Cancer Through a Shift in Perspective

December 14, 2009

How we frame and think about subjects clearly has an impact on how we approach and attempt to solve problems.  The first image, right or wrong, that comes to my mind is Apple’s “Think Different” campaign back in the mid 1990s. But I’m talking about the importance of perspective in a much bigger sense – […]

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