Matthias Mann – Protein analysis to diagnose disease (ceremony)

The future is happening now. By analysing the human proteome, that is the set of all the proteins, we will be able to detect and diagnose diseases much better than before. 20 years ago people thought it was enough to study the genome of an organism, but the genome is largely fixed at birth, so…

It’s in the blood: a test for Alzheimer’s Disease | Dr Lesley Cheng | TEDxMelbourne

Translator: Shimaa Nabil Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs Today, I’m here to talk about one of the world’s leading causes of death. It takes away your memory and your ability to think. And in advanced stages of the disease, you lose all sense of time and space. These are the symptoms of dementia. And in Australia, more…

What if we eliminated one of the world’s oldest diseases? | Caroline Harper

I’d like you to imagine, just for a moment, that your eyelashes grew inwards instead of outwards, so that every time you blinked, they would scrape the front of your eyeballs, damaging the corneas, so that slowly and painfully, you went blind. Well, that’s what happens to a person who has trachoma. Now, this little…

3D Printed Food: The Future of Healthy Eating | Chloe Rutzerveld | TEDxYYC

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Camille Martínez I’m here today to talk to you about 3D food printing. If you Google “3D-printed food,” photos of my work will show up on the first page. I am internationally asked to give presentations about food printing, and I’m even nominated for several awards. But you know, the strange…

Your body vs. implants – Kaitlyn Sadtler

Insulin pumps improve the lives of many of the 415 million people with diabetes around the world by monitoring blood sugar, delivering insulin, and preventing the need for constant finger-pricking and blood testing. These small machines include a pump and a needle, which can sense glucose levels, feed back to the pump, and then calculate…

How Aspirin Changed Medicine Forever

aspirin might seem like the most generic boring pill ever I mean the patent for it expired literally a hundred years ago and we have all kinds of better over-the-counter painkillers these days behind those tiny cheap plain looking pills is a story that changed medicine forever because aspirin isn't just an old pill it…