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Dans cette vidéo, je parlerai tout d’abord de mes recherches sur les facteurs génétiques jouant un rôle dans des maladies complexes telles que le cancer, l’asthme, le diabète et la maladie d’Alzheimer. On peut espérer que d’ici une dizaine d’années, le médecin pourra prédire sur base de vos gènes, quel traitement est le plus adapté dans votre cas. En attendant d’en arriver là, vous pouvez dès aujourd’hui faire quelque chose pour votre santé, notamment en faisant du sport régulièrement. Je montrerai comment la course à pied a changée ma vie et donnerai des conseils pour pratiquer ce sport correctement. En effet, beaucoup de gens abandonnent cette activité à cause de problèmes de genoux. Ceux-ci peuvent pourtant être évité en faisant principalement attention à trois choses : sa technique de course, porter des chaussures adaptées et écouter son corps (notamment, ne pas vouloir en faire trop du jour au lendemain).

 

In this video, I will first talk about my research activities, which focuses on genetic factors influencing complex diseases like cancer, asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer disease. We can expect that in about ten years, doctors will be able to predict, based on your genes, which treatment is best indicated in your case. Before we get there, you can already start today doing something for your health, for instance by doing sports regularly. I will show how running changed my life and give some advices on how to do it right. Indeed, many people give up this activity because of knee problems. However, these can be avoided, mainly by paying attention to three things: the running technique, wearing appropriate shoes and listening to your body (in particular, avoiding doing too much from one day to the other).

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Discovering Insulin and Charles Best

BY MELINDA BEST
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 21, 2013

Melinda Best tells us about her grandfather, Dr. Charles Best, most widely known for his work in the discovery of insulin. She reflects on Best's work, and the history that he and his partners left behind, using old family photographs and vintage posters from her grandfather's time. 

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The Million Dollar Marathon

BY STEVE CANNON
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 15, 2013

Steve Cannon raises funds in the battle against cancer by running 40 marathons in 40 days. Next he plans to raise a million dollars by organizing a marathon across the continental United States. 

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20 Surprising Ways Your Brain Influences Your Experiences

BY JOE NATOLI
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Joe Natoli's job as a UX consultant is essentially to make things easier – and more enjoyable – to use. In creating this value via design, nearly all of the decisions are based on how our brains work. Here are 20 ways your brain affects your experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 23, 2014.

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Understanding Cancer

BY KELLY HOLMES
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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Sniff4Life

BY LAURIE A. MALONE, PHD, CBDT
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Cindy Roberts and Laurie A. Malone tell us about the fascinating world of dogs, their scenses, and how they've been training them to smell cancer in humans!

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Breast Cancer Treatment: History and Recent Advances

BY RICHARD RICHARDSON, M.D., F.A.C.S.
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Dr. Richard Richardson gives us a peak into the history of breast cancer, and what the future holds.  

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DIY Your DNA - Genetics For Everyone

BY PHILIPP BOEING
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

"Lots of people can hack, make and create their own technologies and move from being just a consumer to being a participator or even a creator." 

In "DIY your DNA - Genetics for Everyone" From PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 149, Philipp Boeing wants to do for genetics what Arduino has done for electronics, making it open to everybody. As co-founder of Bento Lab, he’s helped create the world’s first easy-to-use DNA laboratory. Boeing will tell us about his journey to date with Bento Lab – and what the future holds for citizen science!

Philipp Boeing さんは初心者でも簡単に扱うことが可能なマイコンボード、Arduinoが電子機器の世界に貢献したことを遺伝学にも応用したいと考えています。 Bento Labの共同設立者として、Philippさんは世界で初めて使い勝手の良いDNAラボの創造に貢献しました。 ボーイングは、Bento Labとの今日までの道のりについて、そして未来が市民科学にとってどう歩んでいくことになるかをお話してくださいます!

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Fractals in Biology and Medicine

BY RASHA ABU EID
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 29, 2017

Rasha Abu Eid offers an exploration of how fractals are used in biology and medical research.