Tag Archives: TED Talks

  • TED Talks: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

    Posted on January 8, 2016 by Editor in Articles.

    Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. This week’s TED talk has Harvard Social psychologist and author of new book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t […]

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  • TED Talk: Redesigning Medical Data

    Posted on December 23, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Today’s TED talk is a retrospective one from TEDMED 2010 in San Diego, California, by Thomas Goetz, author of The Decision Tree and, more recently, The Remedy. Thomas opens with the stated problem that, even with a diagnosis, there is a problem with behavior change – patients taking the pills they need to, or making […]

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  • TED: What Do We Do When Antibiotics Don’t Work Anymore

    Posted on December 14, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    This week’s TED talk is “What Do We Do When Antibiotics Don’t Work Anymore” by Maryn McKenna, author of the MRSA warning SUPERBUG (Amazon link) and public health, global health and food policy advisor for National Geographic, Scientific American and Slate magazine, who addresses the TED crowd on the topic of antibiotics, opening with a […]

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  • TED Talk Highlight: What Doctors Don’t Know

    Posted on September 28, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Dr. Ben Goldacre joins us from TED to give a sobering look at the state of medical research, specifically the publication bias that journals have to push positive results, rather than negative. He starts with a story about a precognition study that *was* published, and how immediately ten more studies showed it to be erroneous […]

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  • TED Talk: Francis Collins

    Posted on August 12, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Human life expectancy has increased from 48 to 79 in the last 100 years, thanks to us mapping the molecular basis of about 4000 diseases. So why have we only found treatments for about 250 of them? Francis Collins – an American physician-geneticist noted for his discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the […]

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  • The Nanopatch!

    Posted on July 23, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    The needle and syringe were invented in 1853 by Scotsman Alexander Wood in Edinburgh, Scotland – and it has stayed astonishingly unchanged in the intervening one hundred and sixty years. Mark Kendall, professor at the University of Queensland in Australia joins us from his TED talk to discuss what he perceives as a vital update […]

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  • Follow Your Gut

    Posted on June 24, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in […]

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  • TED Talk Highlight: Pamela Ronald

    Posted on June 16, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Pamela Ronald, a plant geneticist and wife to an organic farmer. Her TED talk is all about the synthesis of genetics and natural husbandry. This talk is exhilarating and Dr. Ronald speaks with a verve and excitement that is infectious. After showing the ‘natural’ methods humans have used throughout our agricultural past to turn corn […]

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  • Tal Danino

    Programming Bacteria to Fight Cancer

    Posted on June 8, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    “You may not realize this, but there are more bacteria in your body than stars in our entire galaxy” So starts a recent TED talk by Tal Danino about reprogramming our own body’s bacteria farms to detect cancer. This short but fascinating talk has Tal outlining first his work in making bacteria glow a certain […]

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