Tuesday, 19 July 2011


In the last few months I have been watching videos on TEDTALKS. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

I have watched some very interesting and fascinating talks. I wanted to share this interesting video "A new strategy in the war on cancer" by David Agus. It is in similar vein to the Economist article that I posted last week in that it challenges the traditional method of treating cancer and how chemotherapy is not always the way forward and that a broad spectrum of technologies will be used in discovering new ways of treating cancers.

Take a look at other presentations on TED - some of the ones I have watched have been truly inspirational. One of my favourites was by Aimee Mullins and her 12 pairs of legs. Aimee Mullins was born without fibular bones, and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant. She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run -- competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.

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