Tag Archives: medicine

Computer science in service of medicine – MIT News

MIT’s Ray and Maria Stata Center (Building 32), known for its striking outward appearance, is also designed to foster collaboration among the people inside. Sitting in the famous building’s amphitheater on a brisk fall day, Kristy Carpenter smiles as she speaks enthusiastically about how interdisciplinary efforts between the fields of computer science and molecular biology… Read More »

How modern medicine created zombies

It was the most brutal, barbaric and infamous medical procedure of all time: an icepick hammered through the eye socket into the brain and “wriggled around”, often leaving the patient in a vegetative state. The first lobotomy was performed by a Portuguese neurologist who drilled holes into the human skull. But it wasn’t until an… Read More »

Health care systems turn to a ‘new’ old medicine: healthy food – MassLive.com

A few times a week, Katie Macomber, medical home care coordinator at Amherst Pediatrics, writes a “prescription” for patients and their families. Macomber is not a doctor, and the prescription is not for medicine. Rather, it is a form from the Amherst Survival Center, designed to look like a prescription, that sends families to the… Read More »