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Bdelloid rotifers: a new biological model? | Karine VAN DONINCK | TEDxUNamur

Translator: Amanda Chu Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Good evening. Here you see a little petri dish that we use in the lab with a dry leaf, completely dry, and on there, there are females. Why do I say females? Because that’s their way of life: They live and evolve without males; they got rid […]

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Addiction Is a Chronic Disease | Vivek Kumar | TEDxDirigo

Translator: Marta Quirós Alarcón Reviewer: Denise RQ Coleen Singer died of a heroin overdose on Christmas Day, 2014. This is from her obituary that was published in the Bangor Daily News, “She was a victim of herself, of politics, of our society’s continuing ignorance and indifference to mental illness, and of our society’s asinine approach […]

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Crafting the Fate of Our Inheritance | Ian McNeel | TEDxBridgetown

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard Inheritance. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “inheritance”? Money? A house? Jewelry? Maybe a family business? Or maybe Grandma’s glass unicorn collection? Or Uncle Winston’s favorite recliner. Or maybe it’s a particular trait or mannerism, or a way that we interact with particular […]

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A genome hacker’s experience with the privacy of shared data | Yaniv Erlich | TEDxDanubia

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta Hacking is the art of breaking security mechanisms. When I was an undergraduate student I worked as a hacker in a computer security firm. We used to be hired by banks and credit card services to conduct penetration tests, to try to find critical gaps in the security of […]

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More to our Junk DNA than meets the eye | Jay W. SHIN | TEDxKobe

Translator: Hideki Yakushiji Reviewer: Claire Ghyselen Good morning. I am a cell biologist from RIKEN Yokohama. Today I am going to tell you about junk. Gomi! Yes. Junk can be considered as something useless or serving no purpose. Let me give you an example. A food that is considered having very little nutrition value, we […]

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Why I changed my mind about medicinal cannabis | Hugh Hempel | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Peter van de Ven What goes through your mind when I tell you that my 11-year-old twins are using marijuana? Do you think to yourselves, “Oh my god, the drug problem in the U.S. is worse than I thought”? How is it possible that 11-year-olds get access to pot? Maybe some […]

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What If You Knew Depression as a Doctor + as a Patient | Dr. Deborah Serani | TEDxAdelphiUniversity

Translator: Nataliia Pysemska Reviewer: Tanya Cushman I have mental illness. It’s taken me hours of talk therapy, months of trying to find the right medication, and years to learn how to live successfully with it. I’ve redefined how I think and feel and have learned what kinds of experience and people to allow or limit […]

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The story of Fred and Leroy — my mom has autism | Wendy Hamilton | TEDxOmaha

Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard I’m going to start with a little bit of audience participation. So I’d like to ask you to close your eyes, (deep breath) take a deep breath. Just relax there for a couple of moments as you think about what images are conjured by the wordmother. What does the […]

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DIY Diagnostic: A Life-Changing Test for PKU Patients | Nathan Kuehne | TEDxVictoria

Translator: Amber Rignell Reviewer: Jeonggyu Kang “Dear Nathan, Thank you so much for your note. I was born and raised in Victoria, and I’m an advocate for Phenylketonuria, or PKU for short and very active in the community. This post is gathering so much attention in our PKU world. It truly feels like a dream. […]

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