A microfluidic device that captures circulating tumor cells could give doctors a noninvasive way to diagnose and track cancers.
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I’m the biomedicine editor for MIT Technology Review. I look for stories where technology stands to improve human health or advance our understanding of the human condition.
I joined MIT Technology Review in March 2012 after a brief stint in the Washington, D.C., news bureau of the scientific journal Nature. Before I ventured to the East Coast, I spent several years in the San Francisco Bay Area as a doctoral student in molecular biology and one whirlwind year in science-writing boot camp in Santa Cruz.
In California, I wrote for the Stanford University press offices, the Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum, and the Salinas Californian newspaper. I grew up in a small town in eastern Texas, surrounded by bird song, rolling cattle fields, and lanky pine trees. When I’m not exploring health tech, you will probably find me cooking or giggling over an exceptional LOLcat.
Susan Young's Stories
New partnerships could help bring a novel class of biopharmaceutical to patients.
An RFID-reading, motion-sensing wristband buzzes to tell health-care workers if they are washing their hands properly.
A professional medical geneticists group recommends that certain genetic risk factors be examined in all medical DNA sequence tests.
By monitoring the path of stem cells in the body, scientists can better explore experimental therapies, and doctors can better tune treatments in patients.
Neuron-level whole-brain activity maps could one day help explain brain function and disfunction.
Patients can turn off an experimental treatment if side effects get too bad.
A light-sensitive polymer could offer a new way to develop artificial retinas.