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Lindau Nobel Meeting--the Future of Global Health

What can be done about global health? It's the question on everyone's minds following Peter Agre's moving talk on malaria 'without borders' earlier in the week and Christian De Duve handing the baton of all the world's challenges to the young researchers in the last lecture: "Our generation has made a mess of it.....

July 3, 2011 — Christine Ottery

Lindau Nobel Meeting--The Future of Biomedicine

The future of medicine is contained in "The Four P's": Personalised, Predictive, Preventative, and Participatory. Aaron Ciechanover, speaking on a panel on the future of biomedicine at the Lindau meeting, explains: "We may have the ability to profile patients before they get sick, therefore we may have the ability to predict diseases - and also 'preventative' because if it's predictive we can also point out the risks...

June 30, 2011 — Christine Ottery

Laureate urges next generation to address population control as central issue

LINDAU, Germany—A 93-year-old Nobel laureate in physiology or medicine received a standing ovation from hundreds of scientists on June 30 at the end of a speech in which he urged the world's young people to take measures to control runaway population growth in order to resolve related ills that have resulted from humans' remarkable evolutionary success as a species...

June 30, 2011 — Robin Lloyd

How do we solve energy poverty?

Each year, human civilization consumes some 14 terawatts of power, mostly provided by burning the fossilized sunshine known as coal, oil and natural gas.

June 30, 2011 — David Biello

Beauty Pageants and the Misunderstanding of Evolution Meet....Again

Last week, self proclaimed "geek," Miss California, Alyssa Campanella made beauty pageant default. When the interviewer posed a Theory of Evolution question, she was one of only two delegates to use the scientific definition of the word "theory" in her response...

June 29, 2011 — Susanna Speier

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