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  • Mark Harmel

    I've been looking into the Positive Deviance movement recently.

    "Positive Deviance is based on the observation that in every community there are certain individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers, while having access to the same resources and facing similar or worse challenges."

    There is more information on their website and researchers can get friendly support from their staff.

  • Elisa Huang

    One health innovation that I found amazing technology-wise but I'm sure is very controversial is the practice of 'deep freezing' (i.e. blood banking) your newborn baby's umbilical cord blood so that down the road, those stem cells could be harvested to fight future diseases the child might face, like cancer. Should it be necessary for all babies? At the high cost, is this discriminatory towards children born poor but who still deserve the same chance? Or are blood banks preying on overprotective new parents who throw down all that money for something ultimately unnecessary?