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Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease

TED presents Hadyn Parry who describes the conundrum: In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquito’s yet? Hadyn Parry presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquito’s to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the wild, to cut down …

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Anthony Atala: Growing new organs

TED presents Anthony Atala and his state-of-the-art lab that grows human organs — from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more. At TEDMED, he shows footage of his bio-engineers working with some of its sci-fi gizmos, including an oven-like bioreactor (preheat to 98.6 F) and a machine that “prints” human tissue.  

Anders Ynnerman: Visualizing the medical data explosion

TED presents Anders Ynnerman who shows us the immense world of medical data today. Medical scans producing thousands of images and terabytes of data for a single patient in mere seconds, but how do doctors parse this information and determine what’s useful? Scientific visualization expert Ynnerman shows us sophisticated new tools — like virtual autopsies …

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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.

Fora TV: Sports and Nutrition; Winning Recipes for Athletes

  Fora TV presents a discussion about sports and nutrituin. Asking questions such as; Does the food we eat alter our performance in competition? What are the winning recipes that will bring athletic success? To conclude the first chapter of our Sports & Technology series, we examine how we fuel our bodies to be at the …

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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.

Nobel Week Dialogue: Genetics and Nurture: Understanding the Interactions Between Genetics and the Environment

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

Susan Solomon: The promise of research with stem cells

TED presents Susan Solomon who talks about the promise of stem cells in the both near and more distant future. She calls them “our bodies’ own repair kits,” and advocates research using lab-grown stem cells. By growing individual pluripotent stem cell lines, her team creates testbeds that could accelerate research into curing diseases — and perhaps …

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Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food [FMP width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/JamieOliver_2010-480p.mp4[/FMP]

Dean Ornish: Healing through diet

TED presents Dean Ornish, that talks about simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body’s natural desire to heal itself. Dean Ornish: Healing through diet [FMP width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/DeanOrnish_2004-480p-en.mp4[/FMP]

Douglas Melton: Is Biomedical Research Really Close to Curing Anything?

Big Think presents Douglas Melton, Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University. Talking about Biomedical reserach, how far have we come and are we close to a cure for everything ? Douglas Melton on the topic; “What’s Up, Doc? Is Biomedical Research Really Close to Curing Anything?”. Originally released in 2011 by the …

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Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games

TED presents Daphne Bavelier, talking about how video games affects the brain. Simply asking the question; How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask.

Fora TV: Russ Angold: Ekso Bionics’ Exoskeleton: ‘Iron Man’ Comes to Life

Fora TV presents Russ Angold who shows how the technology is revolutionizing the ability of the human body. A great help for all those with physical disabilities. In a demonstration of the Esko Bionics Exoskeleton. Ekso Bionics’ Exoskeleton: ‘Iron Man’ Comes to Life from The Atlantic on FORA.tv

Craig Venter: Health, Genomics, Research and Power

Fora TV presents biologist and entrepreneur Craig Venter talking about the intersection between health, genomics, research and power. Craig Venter is CEO & President for Synthetic Genomics, and he shares the latest advancements in synthetic genomic research and technology. According to Venter, synthetic biological organisms are not far away. Craig Venter: Health, Genomics, Research and …

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John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data

TED presents Jogn Wilbaks who says that when you’re getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you. But what if your medical data could be used — anonymously — by anyone seeking to test a hypothesis? John Wilbanks wonders if …

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Doping in Sports: Personal, Cultural and Athletic Impact

The incredible feats that athletes accomplish fascinate us, but what is the impact of doping on sports? A panel of experts explore the science of doping, advances in detection, and what the doping debate says about sports, society, and human nature.

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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