Dr. John Gleaves, assistant professor of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton, discusses the impact of doping and performance enhancement on the human condition. While some argue that doping is damaging, some proponents assert that it is augmenting our ultimate human potential. Complete video available for free at fora.tv
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US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park outlines the three main goals of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Data Initiative. Complete video available for purchase at fora.tv
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Seth Cooper, Creative Director of the protein folding game Foldit, explains that humans outperform computers in some pattern recognition tasks, which has helped scientists researching proteins involved in AIDS in monkeys. Complete video available for purchase at fora.tv
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New research is under way on the alarming increase in birth defects in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, showing elevated levels of radioactivity in the city and across the country. Iraqi doctors have long reported a spike of cases involving severe birth defects in Fallujah since 2004 which are shocking in their severity. So is [...]
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About 30 years ago, it was a considered a death sentence for anyone who caught it. These days more and more people are able to live with HIV/AIDS, thanks to advances in treating the disease. But as medical research pursues alternatives to lifelong treatment, will the fight against HIV/AIDS ever end? Guests: Michael Weinstein, Phill [...]
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The US has the highest rate of obesity in the world – with almost a third of the population classified as dangerously overweight. Yet despite more knowledge of the harmful effects of unhealthy eating, America’s waistline keeps growing. The Resident is in NYC – chewing the fat with people on the battle of the bulge. [...]
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Complete video available for free at fora.tv Director of Technology for Sage Bionetworks Michael Kellen gives context to the Synapse software, a collaborative IT platform to align experts and enthusiasts. Kellen emphasizes that science is built by people working together.
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Complete video available for free at fora.tv Randy E. Barnett, Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, discusses the chilling effect President Obama’s criticism of the Supreme Court regarding his signature health care legislation.
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Complete video available for free at fora.tv James Heywood, co-founder of PatientsLikeMe, shows the flaws of relying solely on clinical trials for medical treatment because other methods can optimize interventions. In his talk, he discusses the future of collaborative discovery and innovation in medicine.
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