As a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, Elizabeth Holmes decided to transform diagnostic medicine so she dropped out of college and used her tuition money to start her own company, Theranos. Ten years later, Holmes, pictured here holding a micro-vial, is on the cutting edge of medical technology — her new blood testing method allows hundreds of tests to be run using only a few drops of blood. And, Holmes’ methods are cheaper, faster, more accurate, and less invasive than conventional methods which often require a separate vial of blood for every test.
As Holmes told Wired.com earlier this year, “I started this company because I wanted to spend my life changing our health care system. When someone you love gets really sick, most of the time when you find out, it’s too late to be able to do something about it. It’s heartbreaking… We wanted to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere at the time it matters most. That means two things: being able to detect conditions in time to do something about them and providing access to information that can empower people to improve their lives.”
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Reasons you should adore Elizabeth Holmes:
- She is featured as Forbes’ youngest self-made woman billionaire.
- Her tests will revolutionize the public health world as we know it; Making diagnostic testing accessible and affordable for more people (and potentially saving Medicare and Medicaid ~$100 billion each over the next decade). (x)
- She is a coauthor on 82 US and 189 foreign patent applications. (x)
- Her fear of needles served as a motivator for launching Theranos. (x)
Made some koi for pendants. :) Haven’t made any new fish necklaces for a while so I thought I’d make some for ShadoCon. #handmade #polymerclay #miniatures #fish #koi #wip #ShadoCon
reasons to date me:
- i’m single
I’m going to die in here.
But then where will the taffy come from. D:
Watching way too much Rhett&Link
Where do I sign up to get my own Rhett?
An illustration I drew for my adult contact/business cards I haven’t gotten around to making yet.
luckymushroom13 said: I just thought you should know that I love you're blog and that I do think you're amazingly cute! Keep it up! \*_*/
Daw, thank you. :)
endlesshelix Just tagging the obvious. :P
Should I sign up for Fetlife?
… There’s a very important conversation to be had there.
If this is being brought up shouldn’t we also addressing the age of the politicians in places of power tho?
Oh Sean. <3
Anonymous said: How do you keep your hair so vibrant? What dye to you use?
I use Manic Panic Amplified in Atomic Turquoise
how can someone do not agree with this
They’re fun for a girl or a boy
Now THIS is a Fishnet Friday 0_o
artbysinner said: Anna, WHERE ARE ALL THE STREAMSES???
Ahm sorrah! Between the breakup and working lots of double shifts, not had the time or drive. :(
Anonymous said: Awesome new picture is awesome, thank you for sharing! Why were you unsure about posting it?
I don’t know, just lingering thoughts in my brain telling me I shouldn’t be posting myself, even though I can do whatever the froobs I want now.