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Big data for Lou Gehrig’s disease, MS, HIV, fibromyalgia — from patients themselves: Fellows Friday with Paul WicksBig data for Lou Gehrig’s disease, MS, HIV, fibromyalgia — from patients themselves: Fellows Friday with Paul Wicks

Posted By Karen Eng

TED Fellow Paul Wicks is changing the way patients with chronic health conditions connect with one another, and how they participate in research. Trained as a neuropsychologist — and specializing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease — Paul began using the internet in 2002 to bring together communities of patients with life-changing illnesses. […]

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From communism to the threat of cats: This week’s TED ConversationsFrom communism to the threat of cats: This week’s TED Conversations

Posted By Aja Bogdanoff

TED Conversations is a unique space where any member of this community can get feedback on an idea, pose an interesting question, or start a debate with their fellow TEDizens from around the globe. This week, dozens of new conversations were started. Many of them were about issues brought up in our first television special, TED […]

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This week’s best questions, ideas and debates from TED ConversationsThis week’s best questions, ideas and debates from TED Conversations

Posted By Aja Bogdanoff

TED Conversations is a unique space where any member of this community can get feedback on an idea, pose an interesting question, or start a fascinating debate with fellow TEDizens from around the globe. This week, dozens of new conversations were started — on topics ranging from the importance of letter-writing to the existence of infinity. […]

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Scenes and learnings from TEDxSummit workshopsScenes and learnings from TEDxSummit workshops

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

During a workshop on creating a TEDx manifesto, attendees face the difficulty of defining something so ineffable: “What makes the TEDx community so strong is the shared gut understanding that’s already there, about the manifesto, about what TEDx is.” They concluded with five items, including this mission statement: “Our mission is to spread ideas that […]