Tag Archive: Humans

Feb 03 2014

Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body?

FILMED FEB 2012 • POSTED APR 2012 • TED2012 TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect — she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she shows her work, from clothes that recreate the body’s insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, to a …

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Jan 09 2014

Harold Dibble: Did Neanderthals Bury Their Dead?

Dr. Harold Dibble discusses his research at several excavation sites including Roc de Marsal, France. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three …

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Jan 03 2014

Conan MacDougall: Antibiotic Use and Co-Existence with the Microbial World

Antibiotics are considered a miracle of modern medicine — our “magic bullets” that kill harmful microorganisms and spare our bodies in the war against infection. Conan MacDougall explains that the story is much more complex. Most of the bugs that would do us harm usually co-exist with us on our skin, in our gut — …

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Dec 04 2013

Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED DEC 2013 • TEDxBoston 2013 It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk at TED, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and …

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Nov 29 2013

Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED NOV 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013 The human brain is puzzling — it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a bizarrely dense cerebral cortex. But: why? Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel puts on her detective’s cap and leads us …

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Nov 18 2013

J. Craig Venter: Life at the Speed of Light – From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

Hosted by the University of California, this interview with scientist and visionary J. Craig Venter, examines the creation of life with synthetic genomics as he talks about his latest book, “Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life.” Venter is interviewed by The Science Network’s Roger Bingham …

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Nov 10 2013

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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Aug 22 2013

Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu: A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory.

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED AUG 2013 • TEDxBoston 2013 Can we edit the content of our memories? It’s a sci-fi-tinged question that Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu are asking in their lab at MIT. Essentially, the pair shoot a laser beam into the brain of a living mouse to activate and manipulate its memory. …

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Aug 22 2013

Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+

FILMED SEP 2009 • POSTED JAN 2010 • TEDxTC TED presents this talk by Dan Buettner on the subject on aging and longvity. To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team studies the world’s “Blue Zones,” this is communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to a record-setting age. …

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Aug 05 2013

UCLA: Chris Stringe | The Origin of Us | Fossil Record of Anatomically Modern Humans

This series “The Origin of Us” is hosted by the University of California takes a fresh look at the questions of where we come from with a critical examination of the available evidence from multiple sources. Evidence points strongly to Africa as the major center for the genetic, physical and behavioral origins of both ancient …

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Jul 19 2013

The Origin of Us – Fossils of Modern Humans Interbreeding within and outside of Africa

Some enduring questions of human origins is when, where and how we “Behaviorally Modern Humans” emerged and why and how we eventually replaced all the other human-like species. This series hosted by The University of California takes a fresh look at the situation today with a critical examination of the available evidence from multiple sources. Chris …

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Jul 15 2013

UCLA: Lyn Wadlay | The Origin of Us: African Climate of the Last 400000 Years East African and South African Evidence

One of the enduring questions of human origins is when, where and how we “Behaviorally Modern Humans” emerged and why and how we eventually replaced all the other human-like species. This series hosted by the University of California with Rick Potts (Smithsonian Institution) leads off with a talk about African Climate of the Last 400,000 Years, …

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Jul 12 2013

Jack Andraka: A promising test for pancreatic cancer

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED JUL 2013 • TED2013 TED presents Jack Andraka who presents a promising test for pancreatic cancer. With over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers diagnosed late, at a stage when the patient has two percent chance of survival. Fifteen year old Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for …

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Jul 02 2013

Michael Archer: How we’ll resurrect the gastric brooding frog, the Tasmanian tiger

FILMED MAR 2013 • POSTED JUN 2013 • TEDxDeExtinction TED presents paleontologist Micheal Archer who talks about resurrecting existent animals.  Archer makes a case to bring back the gastric brooding frog and the thylacine, commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger. [KGVID width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/MichaelArcher_2013X-480p.mp4[/KGVID]

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Feb 06 2013

William Li: Can we eat to starve cancer?

TED presents William Li who advocates a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: By anti-angiogenesis that prevents the growth of blood vessels feeding a tumor.  

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Jan 31 2013

Cynthia Kenyon: Experiments that hint of longer lives

  What controls aging? TED presents biochemist Cynthia Kenyon who has found a simple genetic mutation that can double the lifespan of a simple worm, C. elegans. The lessons from that discovery, and others, are pointing to how we might one day significantly extend youthful human life. This talk was held in July 2011. Cynthia Kenyon: Experiments …

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Jan 29 2013

Michael Specter: The danger of science denial

TED presents Michael Specter who in this talk from 2010 talks about the danger of science. With vaccine-autism claiming, “Frankenfood” bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public’s growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, . Specter warns of the trend that potentially spells disaster for human progress. Michael Specter: …

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Jan 21 2013

Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?

At TEDxSummit, Juan Enriquez sweeps across time and space to bring us to the present moment — and shows how technology is revealing evidence that suggests rapid evolution may be under way. Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species? [FMP width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/JuanEnriquez_2012S-480p-en.mp4[/FMP]

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Jan 20 2013

Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking — you can do it, too

TED presents Ellel Jorgensen who asks: We have personal computing, why not personal biotech? Biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein’s lab (as some imagined it), Genspace …

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Jan 18 2013

Richard Weller: Could the sun be good for your heart?

TED presents dermatologist Richard Weller who suggest that not only does our bodies get Vitamin D from the sun, but as sunlight may confer another surprising benefit too. New research by his team shows that nitric oxide, a chemical transmitter stored in huge reserves in the skin, can be released by UV light, to great …

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