Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Posted by: Fiona Cullinan
| Tags: innovation,
Ingenious solar-powered designs, successful products from recessions past, radical innovation in the NHS, innovation events around the UK, and more – the Grant Thornton Innovation team aims to bring you the most popular business stories and useful links each month. Here’s what we’ve been reading…
Friday, September 04, 2009 | Posted by: Brian Maguire
| Tags: Nano-science, Robots, science, innovation, medical, technology, healthcare
Evolution and progress, they’re not always on the same page. This week, cute little simian features announced the arrival of the mammal with two mums. This is not smart science. Some years from now, teenage Cheetah will be confronting three biological parents. Married Cheetah will bring two mother-in-laws to the wedding. Researchers are considering this genetic modification for humans – they think it’s a good idea, but have they really thought it through? Spare a thought for the Yiddish kid from Brooklyn whose two mothers are disappointed he’s not a doctor or a pilot; life should not be this cruel or unusual.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 | Posted by: Grant Thornton
| Tags: government,
Each year, hospital errors kill five times as many Americans as AIDS. Scared? There’s more. According to the Institute of Medicine, hospital errors kill more people than car accidents or breast cancer. So, pop quiz. Do you think society in general is more or less trusting of medical institutions?
Thursday, June 25, 2009 | Posted by: Grant Thornton
| Tags: health,
“Global Healthcare Futures (GHF) is a UK company that is the brain child of John Wilden, a former specialist and consultant neurosurgeon. GHF is developing and promoting software products for “Time to Cure” and “Cost to Cure” Common Diseases based on the advances of molecular biology and other technologies which will underpin the fast looming world of curative global healthcare, thereby ushering in a new age of diminishing healthcare costs across the developed and developing world”.
Dr Tim Evans, Chairman of Global Health Futures
Friday, May 08, 2009 | Posted by: Brian Maguire
| Tags: innovation,
Defence of our nation’s health persists as a matter of priority. It’s an irrational position to take, for ultimately the nation cannot preserve our health, we all expire, a bit like identity cards. Our expectation, is that one day we won’t shuffle off this mortal coil, but just go for a refit, an upgrade, popping into Me-Me World at lunch to get memory chips expanded and a couple of heart valves replaced.