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Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
Lupus Science and Medicine is a global, peer reviewed, Open Access, online journal that provides a central point for publication of basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological studies of all aspects of lupus and related diseases. It is the first lupus-specific Open Access journal in the world and was developed in response to the need for a barrier-free forum for publication of groundbreaking studies in lupus. * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of t ...
 
With the 2006 acquisition of the Burndy Library (a collection of nearly 70,000 items), The Huntington became one the top institutions in the world for the study of the history of science and technology. In November 2008, The Huntington opened Dibner Hall of the History of Science, which features the permanent exhibition “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Change the World.” It includes galleries devoted to astronomy, natural history, medicine, and light. In lectures and interviews, curators and s ...
 
Join cohosts Kendall Britt, MD and Amy Rogers, MD for a 15 minute check-up on current issues in medicine and health policy. The doctors examine current medical concerns in light of the best available medical evidence and the policy issues of the day with a focus on their impact on the doctor patient relationship.
 
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Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Jennifer He from the University of Western Ontario in Canada about her research into using neuropsychological battery tests to determine the degree of cognitive dysfunction in lupus patients. A high degree of variability in performance across multiple tests (a high dispersion score) is as…
 
A king cobra has enough venom to kill 10 people in a single bite. Recounting his near-death experience after being bitten by one of these majestic yet deadly snakes, conservationist and TED Fellow Gowri Shankar shares the epiphany he had when the antivenom failed: there's more than one unique species of king cobra.…
 
Floods, droughts, heat waves and cold blasts -- why is the weather becoming more extreme? Environmentalist and "America's weatherman" Al Roker discusses the link between climate change and disruptions to weather patterns worldwide, followed by a conversation between Nobel laureate Al Gore and TED science curator David Biello about the science of ex…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Francisca Lambert-Fliszar and Dr Evelyne Vinet from McGill University Health Centre in Canada. They discuss monitoring 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) metabolite levels to enable personalisation of immunosuppressive therapies prior to conception or during pregnancy, in order to most effectively a…
 
Refrigerators do much more than store your groceries -- they're also vital to preserving and distributing vaccines. Illustrating the realities of (and threats to) global vaccine supply chains, technologist and TED Fellow Nithya Ramanathan describes how smart sensors placed in fridges that store medical supplies can provide crucial, real-time data a…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr Jim Oates from the Medical University of South Carolina and Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, USA. They discuss his paper on developing risk prediction models in lupus nephritis to predict outcomes at the point of diagnosis, which can be used as a decision support tool …
 
What if you could eat chicken nuggets without harming a chicken? It's possible through "cellular agriculture," says Isha Datar. In a talk about cutting-edge science, she explains how this new means of food production makes it possible to eat meat without the negative consequences of industrial farming -- and how it could fundamentally change our fo…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr Ronald von Vollenhoven, one of LSM's Editors-in-Chief, about the highlights of the 14th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (LUPUS 2021) and the 6th International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity (CORA). These events were held jointly as a v…
 
Your belly and your brain speak to each other, says obesity researcher Mads Tang-Christensen. Offering scientific proof that obesity is a disease influenced by genetics and the environment, he introduces a molecule discovered in both the brain and gut that helps control appetite -- and which could be engineered to promote healthy weight loss for th…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr Jill Buyon, one of LSM's Editors-in-Chief, and Dr Philip Carlucci from New York University in the USA, a previous recipient of the LFA's Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship. They discuss their recent paper on the safety of kidney biopsies in patients with SLE enrolled in t…
 
Get transported on a stunningly rendered, sci-fi safari through Planet City: an imaginary metropolis of 10 billion people, from the brain of director and architect Liam Young. Explore the potential outcomes of an urban space designed to house the entire population of the earth -- and imagine answers to what is possible, and what is sustainable, for…
 
Sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan doesn't fear a dystopian future. Instead, he believes developments in artificial intelligence will make all of our lives better, healthier and safer. He takes us on a tour of the next 20 years of AI and shares some astonishing predictions for the advancements in science and technology that could await us. "For every future…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews the Lupus Science & Medicine Editors-in-Chief, Professor Jill Buyon and Professor Ronald van Vollenhoven. They discuss the recent release of LSM's first Journal Impact Factor™, explaining how it has been calculated, and what it means for the journal, its authors and readers. Access all th…
 
As COVID-19 spread, BioNTech cofounders Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci had one goal: to make a safe, effective vaccine faster than ever before. In this illuminating conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, the immunologists (and married couple) share the fascinating story of how their decades of mRNA research powered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine -…
 
We've misplaced the building blocks of the cosmos -- and particle physicists like Claire Malone are on a mission to find them. Despite scientists hitting a "major snag" in uncovering what exactly makes up dark matter and dark energy, she explains how questioning our fundamental understanding of nature itself invites a different, more meaningful per…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr Stephen Balevic, Dr Rachel Randell and Professor Laura Schanberg from Duke University in the USA. They discuss the advantages and challenges of designing and implementing self-controlled clinical trials for paediatric lupus patients in a home setting, based on their experience of condu…
 
Duane Peters of the Lupus Foundation of America follows up with Professor Ronald van Vollenhoven of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers to discuss the highlights of the lupus research presented at the EULAR 2021 eCongress, which was held virtually on 2-5 June 2021.EULAR Congress website: https://congress.eular.org/index.cfm EULAR 2021 abstract…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Professor Eric Morand from Monash University in Australia and Dr Raj Tummala from AstraZeneca in the USA about phase II and III trials of the human monoclonal antibody anifrolumab.Their pooled analysis of data from the MUSE, TULIP-1 and TULIP-2 trials showed that, in addition to demonstra…
 
The universe started with a bang -- but how will it end? With astonishing visuals, cosmologist and TED Fellow Katie Mack takes us to the theoretical end of everything, some trillions of years in the future, in a profound meditation on existence, wonder and the legacy of humanity within the immensity of time and space.…
 
Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Sarah Rugheimer searches for aliens -- but not the cartoony green kind. She's looking for extraterrestrial microbes by studying how these single-celled organisms emit gases, which could reveal evidence of them throughout the cosmos. Wondering if we're really alone in the universe, Rugheimer identifies two big hurdles t…
 
The pandemic forced the world to work together like never before and, with unprecedented speed, bore a new age of health and medical innovation. Physician-scientist Daniel Kraft explains how breakthroughs and advancements like AI-infused antiviral discoveries and laboratory-level diagnostic tools accessible via smartphones are paving the way for a …
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr Susan Manzi from the Allegheny Health Network and Kathleen Arntsen from the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, both based in the USA, about the Addressing Lupus Pillars for Health Advancement (ALPHA) Project. The ALPHA Project is the first global initiative to identify, prioritise …
 
Duane Peters of the Lupus Foundation of America follows up with Professor Ronald van Vollenhoven of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers to discuss the highlights of the 10th Annual Meeting of the Lupus Academy, which was held virtually on 16-18th April 2021. Lupus Science & Medicine is the official journal of the Lupus Academy and the abstract…
 
Have you ever misplaced something you were just holding? Completely blanked on a famous actor's name? Walked into a room and immediately forgot why? Neuroscientist Lisa Genova digs into two types of memory failures we regularly experience -- and reassures us that forgetting is totally normal. Stay tuned for a conversation with TED science curator D…
 
Duane Peters of the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Professor Ronald van Vollenhoven of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers about the 10th Annual Meeting of the Lupus Academy, which will be held virtually from 16-18th April 2021. As well as his role as co-Editor-in-Chief of Lupus Science & Medicine, Professor van Vollenhoven is a member…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr Ashira Blazer from New York University, USA, and Dr Ida Dzifa Dey from the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, about the associations between apolipoprotein L1 genetic polymorphisms and disease outcomes among SLE patients in Ghana. Access the paper here: https://lupus.bmj.com/content/…
 
DNA isn't the only builder in the biological world -- there's also a mysterious bioelectric layer directing cells to work together to grow organs, systems and bodies, says biologist Michael Levin. Sharing unforgettable and groundbreaking footage of two-headed worms, he introduces us to xenobots -- the world's first living robots, created in his lab…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Ms Meghan Angley and Dr Sam Lim from Emory University in Georgia, and Dr Megan Clowse from Duke University in North Carolina, about infertility and reproductive injustice in African-American women with systemic lupus erythematosus.Access the papers here:https://lupus.bmj.com/content/7/1/e…
 
Your teeth carry secrets: centuries of history about your ancestors, from where they lived to what they ate and where they traveled. Bioarchaeologist Carolyn Freiwald traces the story of human migration across the Americas -- from Mayan royalty and Belizean buccaneers to rural Appalachian farmers -- to illustrate what ancient teeth can reveal about…
 
What if tiny microparticles could help us solve the world's biggest problems in a matter of minutes? That's the promise -- and magic -- of quantum computers, says Matt Langione. Speaking next to an actual IBM quantum computer, he explains how these machines solve complex challenges like developing vaccines and calculating financial risk in an entir…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr Pintip Ngamjanyaporn and Dr Nantakarn Pongtarakulpanit from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, about their study on the short term efficacy and safety of rituximab biosimilar in refractory lupus. Access the paper here: https://lupus.bmj.com/content/7/1/e000442…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr Diane Apostolopoulos and Dr Eric Morand from Monash Health in Australia about their study into the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with SLE and the potential associations between the use of glucocorticoids and specific cardiovascular risk factors. Access the paper here: ht…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr Manuel Francisco Ugarte-Gil from Peru and Dr Joan Merrill and Dr Anca Askanase from the USA about their study evaluating the use of LFA-REAL clinician-reported and patient-reported outcomes in establishing disease severity in SLE. Access the paper here: https://lupus.bmj.com/content/7/…
 
Astronomers once gazed upon the night sky and counted every star in the galaxy by hand. The process has evolved since then, but the thirst for celestial knowledge remains the same. Join astrophysicist Emily Levesque for an anecdote-rich jaunt through the technological history of photographing the cosmos and learn about the one constant that makes i…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr May Choi and Dr Peter Schur from the Lupus Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. They discuss the use of the ANA assay for the diagnosis and classification of systemic lupus and other autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Access the paper here: https://lupus.bmj.com/content/7/1/e…
 
In April 2020, epidemiologist-in-training Sophie Rose volunteered to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. As a young, healthy adult, she's offering to take part in a human challenge trial, a study where participants are intentionally exposed to SARS-CoV-2 to test vaccines and gather critical data. Explaining how challenge trials could s…
 
Take a mind-blowing trip to the lab as TED Senior Fellow Andrew Pelling shares his research on how we could use fruits, vegetables and plants to regenerate damaged human tissues -- and develop a potentially groundbreaking way to repair complex spinal cord injuries with asparagus.Door Andrew Pelling
 
Venom can kill ... or it can cure. In this fascinating talk, marine chemical biologist Mandë Holford shares her research into animal venom, from killer sea snails to platypuses and slow lorises -- and explores its potential to one day treat human diseases like cancer. The mechanism behind this powerful substance is still mysterious, Holford says, b…
 
Concrete is the second most-used substance on Earth (behind water), and it's responsible for eight percent of the world's carbon footprint. Cement researcher Karen Scrivener shares the research behind a pioneering new kind of cement known as LC3, which could slash carbon emissions from this crucial building material by 40 percent, if adopted at sca…
 
Duane Peters of the Lupus Foundation of America talks to Elisabet Svenungsson and Helena Idborg from Karolinska Institutet about their published paper: Kynurenine pathway is altered in patients with SLE and associated with severe fatigue. Access the paper here: http://doi.org/10.1136/lupus-2017-000254…
 
In cities, evolution occurs constantly, as countless plants, animals and insects adapt to human-made habitats in spectacular ways. Evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen calls on peculiar beings such as fast food-loving mice and self-cooling snails to illustrate the ever-transforming wonders of urban wildlife -- and explains how you can observe …
 
Duane Peters of the Lupus Foundation of America talks to Elisabet Svenungsson and Helena Idborg from Karolinska Institutet about their published paper:TNF-alpha and plasma albumin as biomarkers of disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus. Access the paper here: http://doi.org/10.1136/lupus-2018-000260…
 
Far-UVC light is a type of ultraviolet light that kills microbes and viruses and, crucially, seems to be safe to use around humans. Radiation scientist David Brenner describes how we could use this light to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, in hospitals, nursing homes, trains and other public indoor spaces -- paving…
 
Duane Peters from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr Jill Buyon, Professor of Rheumatology at New York University School of Medicine and co-Editor-in-Chief of Lupus Science & Medicine. Dr Buyon presents an overview of the journal's strengths and unique features, the editorial review process, and why authors should consider submitting the…
 
Lupus Science & Medicine Associate Editor Professor Lars Ronnblom talks to Professor Joan T. Merrill from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation about her published paper: Anifrolumab effects on rash and arthritis: impact of the type I interferon gene signature in the phase IIb MUSE study in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Access the …
 
Conventional vaccine testing is a slow, years-long process. As thousands of people continue to die each day from COVID-19, bioethicist Nir Eyal proposes a radical idea that could dramatically accelerate the vaccine development timeline: "human challenge trials," in which scientists would deliberately expose volunteers to the virus to more quickly d…
 
At the intersection of precision medicine and vaccinology lies a revolutionary scientific pursuit: personalized vaccines. Infectious disease specialist Ofer Levy introduces this promising medical approach, in which tailored inoculations will enable effective immunization of the most vulnerable among us, including the young and elderly, and shares h…
 
Earth, humanity and nature are inextricably interconnected. To restore us all back to health, we need to "rewild" the world, says environmental activist Kristine Tompkins. Tracing her life from Patagonia CEO to passionate conservationist, she shares how she has helped to establish national parks across millions of acres of land (and sea) in South A…
 
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