May 18, 2017
Timandra Harkness of BBC Radio 4’s FutureProofing series spoke with research affiliate Gio Traverso and postdoc Phillip Nadeau about their ingestible electronic device that uses stomach acid to power tiny sensors. “Once you have the capacity to have a smart system sitting in your stomach that one can communicate with, it opens up the door to homing in on the individual patient,” said Traverso.
In this Bloomberg video, MIT professor Jonathan Gruber discusses the discrimination in health insurance that increases costs for sick consumers. “For the very healthiest people premiums have gone up a lot, and that’s because they were essentially benefiting from discrimination and they no longer get to,” explains Prof. Gruber.
Lauren Camera of US News & World Report speaks to “U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame” recipients about how to create more interest in STEM fields. President Emerita, Susan Hockfield, suggests finding a way to ignite a passion for it because “people are motivated by mission and purpose rather than what they're made to do."