Author: mradmin

MIT Innovation Lab Presentation

This past Thursday, February 28th, I was honored to stand before some of the world’s greatest thinkers, industry game-changers, and leaders of innovation in the US Army, Navy, NASA, Ford, General Mills, and Harvard Medical School to deliver a lecture at the MIT Innovation Lab at the Sloan School of Management. Chaired by renowned economist …Read More …

Serendipity and Drug Repurposing: A Treasure Trove of Untapped Opportunity

Serendipity is understood to mean the fortuitous discovery of that which we didn’t set out to seek. Usually, we think of science as following well-defined logical processes and that new discoveries grow out of those established paradigms. However, some of the most important medical discoveries in the past century were made serendipitously.Famous serendipitous discoveriesThe first …Read More …

In Experts We Trust

In light of the advances in knowledge and education wouldn’t we expect modern, sophisticated human beings to be more discerning and less naive than their forebears? Wouldn’t it be logical to assume that we are less susceptible to the charms of the snake-oil salesman than people were 100 years ago, when the majority of the …Read More …

Think! See No Boxes

Some years ago, while helping a young man suffering from treatment-resistant colitis (inflammation of the large intestine) I came across several safe, little-known treatments using existing approved drugs that originally had been developed for other purposes. The patient’s gastroenterologist wasn’t open to the thought of using anything outside “protocol” despite the fact that the effectiveness …Read More …

Saving Time – Welcome and Thank you

Some years ago I visited a researcher at one of the leading universities on the US East Coast. This researcher, a distinguished professor with many awards, discovered a treatment that was helping thousands of patients suffering from chronic disease. Someone chose to publicize his phone number on a popular website and he was receiving calls …Read More …