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Category: Health: Medicine

John B Gurdon: The egg and the nucleus: a battle for supremacy

Uppsala 2012 Nobel Laureate in Medicine 2012, Sir John B Gurdon. For many years it has been a tradition to invite the new Nobel Prize laureates to Uppsala University in connection with the Nobel Prize festivities in Stockholm. Location: Uppsala, Sweden. Event date: 2012-12-13.

Shinya Yamanaka: Induction of Pluripotency by Defined Factors

Uppsala University presents Nobel Laureate in Medicine for 2012, professor Shinya Yamanaka. For many years it has been a tradition to invite the new Nobel Prize laureates to Uppsala University in connection with the Nobel Prize festivities in Stockholm. Location: Uppsala, Sweden. Event date: 2012-12-13.

Nobel Week Dialogue: The Promised Land of Genomic Medicine: How Do We Actually Get There?

Nobel laureates and other experts discuss human genetics and medicine in this session of round-table discussion.

FORA TV: Shannon Bennett | The Secrets of Viruses & Bacteria, Evolution to Epidemic

You could almost say that Shannon Bennett’s career as a virologist found her after she became infected with parasites while on a volunteer stint in Liberia. Listen as she talks about her research into the evolution and adaptation of viruses.

Robert Gupta: Between music and medicine

TED presents Robert Gupta, who was caught between a career as a doctor and as a violinist, he realized his place was in the middle, with a bow in his hand and a sense of social justice in his heart. He tells a moving story of society’s marginalized and the power of music therapy, which …

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Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

TED presents Ben Goldacre talking about what doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe. When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In …

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Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs

TED presents pioneering surgeon Susan Lim who performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from …) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing …

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