I am a staff writer at the Boston Globe and BetaBoston.
Previously, I reported on science and technology at NBCNews.com and before that, at Fast Company. My work has also appeared online and in print at New Scientist, Scientific American, Nature News, MIT Technology Review, Sfari.org, and elsewhere.
The next culinary sensation in Boston may not be a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, but a Harvard scientist whose high-tech tinkering with food has produced breathable chocolates and pods of frozen yogurt wrapped in an edible skin.
When Katie O’Halloran reaches out to shake your hand, you can hear the whir before you feel her grip. It’s a slow process, and an awkward one, but because she’s waited two decades, each handshake feels like a victory.
Among the ills of the American health care system is the disconnect between patients and their doctors. Moore is cofounder of Twine Health, which is making a mobile app to improve communication between doctors and patients and nudge the sick to more closely follow their treatment plans.
In a region where venture capitalists are pouring millions into startups dreaming of becoming the next Wayfair or Dropbox, where biotechs are bursting with potentially life-saving, disease-halting drugs, Dave Smith’s big idea, born at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, doesn’t seem so big.