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Major earthquakes: important lessons

BBC posted an article with interesting statistics / graphics about the fifth anniversary of the Sichuan, China earthquake, "one of the ...

STORY URL: Sichuan 2008: A disaster on an immense scale
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22398684

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Who is funding the research?

The so-called 'dementia epidemic' is thought to be as a result of our changing demographic profile with regard to longer ...

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IBM Watson Healthcare

Successful medical diagnoses as well as appropriate treatment decisions are definitely two of the most important determinants of future longevity ...

STORY URL: IBM Watson Demo: Oncology Diagnosis and Treatment (2 min.)
The IBM Watson Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Adviser demo was created in close collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the world's preeminent ca...

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Medical breakthrough – lab grown organs

Scientists have been working to grow organs and other body parts from stem cells – cells which can become any type ...

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Boost for catastrophe insurance in Italy

Perils, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, just announced that it is including earthquake and flood Italy ...

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Mini-livers 3D Bioprinting

With life expectancy predicted to exceed 76 years by 2050, scientists are investing a lot of time and effort in ...

STORY URL: 3D printer makes world's smallest human liver
liver bio-printing

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Tele-medicine

Tele-healthcare enables patients to monitor their conditions using mobile technology.

According to former UK health minister, Andrew Lansley, around 80 ...

STORY URL: Medical Breakthrough for Parkinson's Patients: Telemedicine
Analyzing the clinical and competitive impact of Telemedicine What is Telemedicine? - Use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via elect...

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Holstein cows in Vietnam

On a recent trip to Vietnam, I had the opportunity to see more of the country than just office landscapes ...

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Managing Seismic Risk in Latin America

I've just returned from WEF Latin America, where we have announced a three-year collaborative project with the GEM Foundation to ...

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What does 'Successful Aging' mean?

Charles Eugster, born in 1919 and now the world's oldest competitive oarsman and body-builder, knows a lot about successful aging ...

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Health costs over longer life spans

For some, living longer means needing to manage health problems for longer periods. While we know that maximizing the effectiveness ...

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Urban bee keeping

A lovely clip created by Green Renaissance about urban bee keeping. If we want to be able to feed the ...

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The real gold - food

Christina Kaba, manager at Abalimi Farming in South Africa, talks with great passion about the immediate good that comes from ...

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Farming from space

Satellite technology is a real game-changer for our work towards a more secure global food supply. Remember the 2010 drought ...

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A beach body at age 94?

Charles Eugster, born 1919 in London, is the world's oldest competitive oarsman and bodybuilder. His TEDx Talk gives insights into ...

STORY URL: Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea: Charles Eugster at TEDxZurich
Of the recent changes that the human race has experienced, the increasing population numbers are especially dramatic and worrying coupled with the frightenin...

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