Posts Tagged ‘quantifiedself’

A New Initiative on Precision Medicine — NEJM

September 8, 2015

A New Initiative on Precision Medicine
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1500523 Notable: focus on #cancergenomics & mention of endophenotypes & #QS data

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and Harold Varmus, M.D.
N Engl J Med 2015; 372:793-795February 26, 2015DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1500523

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“These features make efforts to improve the ways we anticipate, prevent, diagnose, and treat cancers both urgent and promising. Realizing that promise, however, will require the many different efforts reflected in the President’s initiative. To achieve a deeper understanding of cancers and discover additional tools for molecular diagnosis, we will need to analyze many more cancer genomes. ….
The cancer-focused component of this initiative will be designed to address some of the obstacles that have already been encountered in “precision oncology”: unexplained drug resistance, genomic
heterogeneity of tumors, insufficient means for monitoring responses and tumor recurrence, and limited knowledge about the use of drug combinations.

The initiative’s second component entails pursuing research advances that will enable better assessment of disease risk, understanding of disease mechanisms, and prediction of optimal therapy for many more diseases, with the goal of expanding the benefits of precision medicine into myriad aspects of health and health care.

The initiative will encourage and support the next generation of scientists to develop creative new approaches for detecting, measuring, and analyzing a wide range of biomedical information — including molecular, genomic, cellular, clinical, behavioral, physiological, and environmental parameters. Many possibilities for future applications spring to mind: today’s blood counts might be replaced by a census of hundreds of distinct types of immune cells; data from mobile devices might provide real-time monitoring of glucose, blood pressure, and cardiac rhythm; genotyping might reveal particular genetic variants that confer protection against specific diseases…
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This Guy Wore a Heart Rate Monitor During His Marriage Proposal and Graphed the Results «TwistedSifter

December 25, 2014

http://twistedsifter.com/2014/12/guy-wears-heart-rate-monitor-during-proposal-and-graphs-results/

FYI: The Cofounder Of 23andMe’s Next Project: Mining Your Quantified Self

April 6, 2014

Cofounder Of 23andMe’s Next Project: Mining Your #QuantifiedSelf. @lindaavey’s @WeAreCurious creates a forum for this
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027630/the-cofounder-of-23andmes-next-project-mining-your-quantified-self

Workouts are no antidote to death by desk job – health – 04 July 2013 – New Scientist

August 21, 2013

Workouts are no antidote to death by desk: Great #graphics of writer v phys therapist daily exertion
http://www.newscientist.com/articleimages/mg21829232.200/1-workouts-are-no-antidote-to-death-by-desk-job.html via @mitchblunt

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829232.200-workouts-are-no-antidote-to-death-by-desk-job.html

A Breathalyzer That Knows When You’re Burning Fat | MIT Technology Review

August 10, 2013

A Breathalyzer That Knows When You’re Burning Fat
Monitoring acetone in breath could tell dieters whether their efforts are paying off.
By Susan Young on August 8, 2013
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/517806/a-breathalyzer-that-knows-when-youre-burning-fat

Monitoring breath acetone with an iphone app tells about diabetes and whether exercise is burning fat
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/517806/a-breathalyzer-that-knows-when-youre-burning-fat #quantifiedself

Watch Out Fitbit, This Badass New Activity Tracker Is Out to Eat Your Lunch

August 10, 2013

http://gizmodo.com/5960507/watch-out-fitbit-here-comes-the-activity+tracking-shine

Smart Clothes—A Wearable Air Quality Sensor « NIH Director’s Blog

July 15, 2013

Next step for a #QuantifiedSelf: New sensor gives real time personal air quality assessments #NIH http://bit.ly/1beCjuQ via @NIHDirector
http://directorsblog.nih.gov/smart-clothes-a-wearable-air-quality-sensor/

Article: Wearable Devices Nudge You to a Healthier Lifestyle

June 29, 2013

What to get – fitbit’s better hardware v jawbone’s software? Also, there’s nike plus and there are rumors of a new one.
… bet they will all introduce new ones for the fall?
Wearable Devices Nudge You to a Healthier Lifestyle
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/technology/personaltech/wearable-devices-nudge-you-to-a-healthier-lifestyle.html
Fitbit’s hardware v Jawbone’s software? Also, Nike MT @nikohrdy: Wearable Devices Nudge You to Health http://bit.ly/11OZeYQ
#quantifiedself

Saga lifelogging app captures your every move – TUAW

June 11, 2013

Life logging… extreme but interesting
http://m.tuaw.com/2013/05/30/saga-lifelogging-app-captures-your-every-move

The Robot Will See You Now – Jonathan Cohn – The Atlantic

June 8, 2013

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/03/the-robot-will-see-you-now/309216 MT @drseisenberg: #Robot Will See You Now – Atlantic
http://bit.ly/15VdRtM #mhealth From med Watson, to genomics, to self-monitoring…