SITEWIDE Search Results: “genetics”
On Planes, Trams, and F1
BY TERRY CROWE
@ VOL 4
ON NOV 29, 2013
Terry Crowe touches on a few topics set as the theme to Richmond's Vol. 4: planes, trains, and automobiles. He speaks on his personal genetic origins, flight patterns above British Columbia, as well as automobiles of the past and present.
30,000 Foot View of Biology
BY BRITT WRAY
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 05, 2013
Britt Way, a radio documentray producer in Toronto, uses her biologist background and radio skills to talk about the development of biology today, especially concerning deextinction. As many of us know, we are living in the Sixth Extinction and our need to play God is more pressing then ever. She shows solutions to right the wrongs that we have created in several interesting and unconventional ways.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2014.
Reproducing Spanish Royalty
BY MICHELLE VAUGHAN
@ VOL 6
ON JUN 05, 2014
Artist Michelle Vaughan discusses copies, genetics, history, and portait paintings. She goes into depth on the portraits Diego Velazquez was commissioned to create of the family of Spanish King Philip IV -- a family notorious for in-breeding. Michelle has created digital works of art that tell stories about the nature of replication, family genetics, and painterly techniques.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 12, 2014.
Qu’est ce qui influence votre santé ? - What influences your health ?
BY FRANÇOIS VAN LISHOUT
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 20, 2014
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).
A Place for Birds in Our Lives
BY GIRI ATHREY
@ VOL 3
ON JUN 02, 2015
Birds are all around us, enrich our lives in multiple ways and are a key to our colorful future, yet they often fade from our mind. Giri Athrey talks about his work with birds that aims to feed the world, while also saving the world's bounty of birds. He presents a case for why we cannot chicken out of our relationship with birds and invites you to make space for birds, not just on your plates, but also in your lives.
Miami Loves Loving Day
BY DIANA IGLESIAS
The Loving Day name comes from Loving v. Virginia (1967), the landmark Supreme Court decision that declared all laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional in the United States. A couple named Richard and Mildred Loving won their right to marry. Now Loving Day is embraced globally by a diverse range of individuals and organizations, especially popular among interracial, multicultural, international, and interfaith couples - as well as multiracial and multicultural people.
Medicina y Tecnología, aliadas inseparables
BY MARIALE RIVERS
@ VOL 7
ON JAN 21, 2016
Hola me llamo Mariale , soy doctora con especialidad en medicina funcional , nutrición y coaching
Hoy Les quiero contar un poco sobre como miro la Medicina Actual.
Mis interés sobre el tema y el giro que las nuevas tecnologías están dando a la práctica médica.
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.
Jamie Muston in collaboration with Zac Grant - Representation of Albinism in Media
BY JAMIE MUSTON
@ VOL 18
ON JUN 06, 2018
Jamie is a creative student and performer. She will be speaking about her friend Zac, who is here tonight, and issues he faces in media.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
30,000 Foot View of Biology
Jarring thought: "We are as gods, and we may as well get good at it." -Stewart Brand Britt Way, a radio documentary producer in Toronto, uses her background in biology, evolution, genetics and radio skills to talk about the development of biology today, especially concerning deextinction. As many of us know, we are headed towards a Sixth Extinction and our need to "play God" is more pressing then ever. In "30,000 foot View of Biology" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, she shows solutions to right the wrongs that we have created in several interesting and unconventional ways.
Reproducing Spanish Royalty
See how Velazquez's portraits highlight the inbreeding rampant in Spanish royalty: Researcher Michelle Vaughn discusses copies, genetics, history, and portait paintings. She goes into depth on the portraits Diego Velazquez was commissioned to create of the family of Spanish King Philip IV -- a family notorious for in-breeding. In "Reproducing Spanish Royalty" from PKN Garrison Vol. 6, Michelle discusses the digital works of art she has created that tell stories about the nature of replication, incest, and Velazquez' painterly techniques.
On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!