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TEDMED: Tougher topics to chew on

TEDMED: Tougher topics to chew on

With earlier posts about TEDMED, I hope I whet your appetite and energized you to take on the tougher topics. There were several talks that either particularly resonated with me or that left a sour aftertaste.

May 15, 2012 — Judy Stone
The Most Exciting Moment of My Scientific Career

The Most Exciting Moment of My Scientific Career

Thumbi Ndung'u left Kenya 1995 to study medicine at Harvard. He later returned to Africa on a mission to exploit HIV's vulnerabilities. Now the head of the HIV Pathogenesis Program at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Ndung'u spoke with Scientific American contributor Brendan Borrell about a research breakthrough early in his career that helped set the pace for the Kenyan's ongoing study of genes in the immune system that may help to fight AIDS and lead to a vaccine.

May 15, 2012 — Brendan Borrell
Empowering the Body to Fix Its Parts

Empowering the Body to Fix Its Parts

Over the past few months, we have been flooded with emails from distressed parents asking whether their deaf child will be able to hear one day.With each new email comes a poignant story about a child whose world is silent.

May 15, 2012 — Samer Fakhri
Living Photography

Living Photography

Image of the Week #42, May 14th, 2012:
From: Living Photography by Christina Agapakis at Oscillator .

May 14, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
What Are Science's Ugliest Experiments?

What Are Science's Ugliest Experiments?

When I teach history of science at Stevens Institute of Technology, I devote plenty of time to science's glories, the kinds of achievements that my buddy George Johnson wrote about in The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments (Alfred A.

May 14, 2012 — John Horgan
Welcome Molecules to Medicine the newest blog at #SciAmBlogs

Welcome Molecules to Medicine the newest blog at #SciAmBlogs

I am very excited to announce the latest addition to the #SciAmBlogs network - Molecules to Medicine, by Dr. Judy Stone.Judy Stone, MD is an infectious disease specialist, experienced in conducting clinical research.

STAFFMay 14, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Welcome to Molecules to Medicine!

Welcome to Molecules to Medicine!

I’m Dr. Judy Stone, an infectious diseases physician and author. I love helping people understand issues and look at things from a different perspective.

May 14, 2012 — Judy Stone
Time to Can the Round Numbers

Time to Can the Round Numbers

Ever notice that we’ve got a thing for round numbers? We like our data neat and tidy.The world of ocean pollution and litter prevention is filled with nice round numbers.

May 14, 2012 — Harold Johnson
Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries.

STAFFMay 14, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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