Today’s talk, “Francis Collins: We need better drugs—now,” comes from TEDMEDFrancis Collins: We need better drugs -- now—our partner conference which gives doctors, surgeons, healthcare experts, medical researchers and people with a passion for health a place to share ideas worth spreading. Both TED and TEDMED were started by Richard Saul Wurman, and while TEDMED is now independently organized by Jay Walker (see his talk “Library of the imagination”) and his team, our content partnership lets us share great TEDMED talks with the worldwide TED.com audience.
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To get you in the spirit for this amazing event, here some powerful TEDMED talks from years past.
- David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 minutes
- Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe
- E.O Wilson: Advice to your scientists
- Ivan Oransky: Are we over-medicalized?
- Ed Gavagan: A story about knots and surgeons
- Eric Topol: The wireless future of medicine
- A.J. Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me
- Charles Limb: Building the musical muscle
- Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields
- Charity Tillemann-Dick: Singing after a double lung transplant