Personalized medicine will change the way we think about our health and treat diseases. Here is a short guide to what genetics and personalized medicine is all about.
HIMSS is the biggest conference within healthcare IT. Here is some of the key trends I found interesting at HIMSS 16. Please feel free to comment on the post if you participated and found other interesting trends.
The best design ideas sometimes materialize when having to deal with many constraints. It focuses the creative process in order to overcome these challenges. One area of the world where the constraints are many and the demand for healthcare solutions is huge is in developing countries.
Last week, Editas Medicine filed to go public. The company is already backed by Google Ventures and Bill Gates.
The technology behind the company is simply to re-write your DNA. The CRISPR Technology can basically change your DNA and fix genes that might result in severe genetic disorders and diseases.
If you are interested in what researchers are working on when it comes to using brain scanning this video from Nature Video (2013) shows three interesting example of how brain scanning can be used for:
- Reconstructing what you see based on fMRI
- Trying to visualize your dreams based on brain activity during sleep
- Developing a tool for detectives to detecting if you have been a specific place or seen a specific person based on your brain activity.
If you want to get inspired about how technology can impact psychiatry I highly recommend this video.
Statement from the video:
“Mental health disorders dies 20 years younger than the rest of us”
“Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world”
Can we detect autism and schizophrenia using eye movements tests?