Objective measures: Jay Lombard says biomarkers that can diagnose mental illness with reliability and accuracy are on the way, thanks to advances in genetics and proteomics.
What does a brainstorm actually sound like? MIGUEL NICOLELIS, pioneer in brain-machine interfaces, lets us listen in. He also talks about how a walking, feeling avatar, controlled entirely by the mind, is not science fiction – it’s our near future.
Does having 6-pack abs mean you’re healthy? Alexandra Drane talks to GABBY REECE and LAIRD HAMILTON about what everyday health and wellness looks like at every age and stage of life — and not just for star athletes, but for everyone.
Fusing the theatrical traditions of the circus with the raw energy of a street performance, these urban acrobats display emotion and physicality on the TEDMED stage.
Fearing what she calls “cancer eyes,” Gail McGovern of the Red Cross kept her breast cancer a secret. Then, she was diagnosed again – and found that letting others help was a big part of the healing process.
Even worms won’t eat processed foods. Why should we? And why do we insist on over-processing and damaging the soil we need to produce nutritious food? Organic farmer Joel Salatin digs deep at TEDMED 2012.
Americans spend, on average, more time shopping for a TV than for a doctor. Why don’t we choose more carefully when it comes to our health? Jon Cohen talks about how to get consumers more invested in their own health care.
Does music literally have the power to heal, particularly when it comes to helping treat neurological illness? Robert Gupta brings classical song to underserved communities, and delivers a gorgeous sample on stage.
Surprisingly enough, until recently little attention was given to the anatomy of the penis. Then Diane Kelly discovered the intricate system behind the mammalian erection.
Diseases don’t really just strike locally, even though that’s how we often think of them — they affect networks throughout the body on even the smallest of levels. By helping to map intracellular protein interactions, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi hopes to trace disease tracks so better treatments can be devised.