TED Talks - Science & Medicine

TED Talks - Science & Medicine

  • TED Talks - Science & Medicine


David Eagleman: Can we create new senses for humans?

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constra... Read more

March 18, 2015 | 20 min

Romina Libster: The power of herd immunity

How do vaccines prevent disease -- even among people too young to get vaccinated? It's a concept called "herd immunity," and it relies on a critical m... Read more

February 25, 2015 | 14 min

Rob Knight: How our microbes make us who we are

Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largel... Read more

February 23, 2015 | 17 min

Jaap de Roode: How butterflies self-medicate

Just like us, the monarch butterfly sometimes gets sick thanks to a nasty parasite. But biologist Jaap de Roode noticed something interesting about th... Read more

February 9, 2015 | 6 min

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