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London Futurists: Panel Discussion at Bloomberg

This panel discussion featured Murray Shanahan, Anders Sandberg, Stephen Minger, and David Wood, answering questions from the audience, at the close of the event “State of the Future 2015-2025, held at Bloomberg HQ London on 13th November 2015.  

Yale University: Yale Pathways, Science Café: Nanobots to Fight Disease by Michael McHugh

Open Labs is a fellowship of Yale graduate and professional students sharing a devotion to encourage and support underprivileged promising young scholars to pursue careers in the sciences. In the Open Labs Science Cafe edutainment event, fellows prepare engaging popular-science presentations on cutting edge research in their field to an audience of 100 motivated and …

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Lawrence Goldstein: Stem Cells and the Future of Medicine | Research on Aging

Lawrence Goldstein, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD School of Medicine, as well as the Director of the UCSD Stem Cell Program, discusses the basic principles of stem cells. He examines the promise they offer and how they can be safely and effectively employed. …

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Patrick Soon-Shiong: Cancer Care in the Era of Genomics and Proteomics

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of NantWorks, describes his vision for turning cancer into a chronic but controllable disease by using advanced rapid gene sequencing, supercomputing and other methods of analysis to transcend the genome to the proteome. This approach has the potential to redefine how cancer is diagnosed and to develop therapies precisely tailored to …

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Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED FEB 2014  • TEDGlobal 2013 What does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities? Typical bone regeneration — wherein bone is taken from a patient’s hip and grafted onto damaged bone elsewhere in the body — is limited and can cause great pain just a few years after operation. …

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Mark Kendall: A needle-free vaccine patch that’s safer and way cheaper

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED JAN 2014 • TEDGlobal 2013 One hundred sixty years after the invention of the needle and syringe, we’re still using them to deliver vaccines; it’s time to evolve. Biomedical engineer Mark Kendall demos the Nanopatch, a one-centimeter-by-one-centimeter square vaccine that can be applied painlessly to the skin.He shows how this tiny …

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Kary Mullis: A next-gen cure for killer infections

FILMED FEB 2009 • POSTED JUL 2009 • TED2009 Drug-resistant bacteria kills, even in top hospitals. But now tough infections like staph and anthrax may be in for a surprise. Nobel-winning chemist Kary Mullis, who watched a friend die when powerful antibiotics failed, unveils a radical new cure that shows extraordinary promise. Kary Mullis won …

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Reg Beer: Detecting Pathogen DNA: Making Medical Diagnostics Fast Accurate and Cheap

When a killer infection spreads in the movies, the doctors triage and isolate the patients while a medical biologist races to diagnose the illness and find a cure. Inevitably a national emergency follows as the virus or bacteria wipe out an unsuspecting population. While this may be Hollywood’s vision, Reg Beer, the Medical Diagnostics Initiative …

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John Chang: Medical Radar – Next Generation Life Saving Medical Devices

Hosted by the University of California, this talk by John Chang and Dean Reese on the topic off new medical devices that will be available in the near future. We live in a time where miraculous medical discoveries are occurring all the time. Regrettably many of the miracle tools, because of their size and complexity, …

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Grégoire Courtine: The paralyzed rat that walked

  FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED NOV 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013 TED presents Grégoire Courtine who fresh from his lab, shows a new method — combining drugs, electrical stimulation and a robot — that could re-awaken the neural pathways and help the body learn again to move on its own. See how it works, as a …

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Milken institute: Big Data Big Disease Mining for Medical Breakthroughs

Big Data refers to data sets so large (exabytes) and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. In this discussion hosted by the Milken Institute the following speakers discuss the possibility on using big data to find treatments and cures for disease: Stanford Professor Russ Altman, …

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UCLA: Scanning the Horizon: Accelerating Innovation in Cancer Care

The University of California is the host for this discussion about innovation in cancer care. Participant Scott Lippman (director of the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego), David Sadava (City of Hope Medical Center), Christopher Slapak (Imclone Systems), Greg Sorensen (Siemens Healthcare North America) and Kristiina Vuori (President of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute). …

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Milken institute: Funding Medical Breakthroughs, Enriching Society

In this discussion hosted by the Milken Insitute, the funding and the creation of incentives to enable medical research breakthroughs are discussed. With panel participant Ruxandra Draghia-Akli (Director, Health Directorate, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission), Gary Nabel (Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President, Sanofi), Tim Peakman (Deputy CEO, UK Biobank, and CEO, …

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