Topic: Health and Medicine
There's a revolution in the way doctors and medical researchers share information outside of annual conferences. At Health 2.0, Scott speaks with Lance Hill, whose company, Within3, announced the first year-round forum for a medical society, the 11,000-member American College of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Peggy Willcocks, a Parkinsons patient and advocate, about The Parkinsons Pipeline Project and helps those who wish to volunteer for scientific studies.
India has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world. This points to an underlying economic problem: poverty. Most poor women in that country simply cannot afford adequate health care. In this audio interview with Stanford Center for Social Innovation correspondent Sheela Sethuraman, Anant Kumar talks about how Lifespring Hospital in India provides quality care to women and children, regardless of their level of income. He talks about how the effort was launched, how it is sustained, and future goals.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. Tim Rodell, President of GlobeImmune. Dr. Rodell talks about how the immune system can be used to fight cancer.
In the late 1980s, when Barry and Andrea Coleman noticed that motor bikes intended for use in the delivery of health care in Africa were not being used because they had broken down -- in some cases needing mere $3 oil filters -- they knew they had to put their own pedal to the metal. Speaking at the 2009 Responsible Supply Chains Conference at Stanford, they share some of the successes and challenges associated with running Riders for Health, which administers vehicles to keep health supplies flowing efficiently throughout the continent.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. Charles Bavington, Managing Director of Glycomar, about creating drugs from the slime of starfish, caught in fishing nets in the west of Scotland.
Moira speaks with Dr. Bill Cheliak, Vice President for Business Development, Neurodyn about how the environment can affect genetics and contribute to disease.
Moira interviews Kathy Reichs, forensic anthropologist and author of the popular Bones detective series.
From tracking flu outbreaks to traffic updates a tremendous amount of information available within a city is open to exploitation by savvy citizens. Adapting the decentralized chaotic morass of the Internet to the modern city John Geraci discusses adapting rich data about the city through the open source website DIYcity for citizens and city planners.
Moira talks with Dr. Josh Boger, former CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals about new treatment methods for Cystic Fibrosis.