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Vaccines via a patch: Mark Kendall at TEDGlobal 2013

Vaccines via a patch: Mark Kendall at TEDGlobal 2013

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Mark Kendall has a new medical invention that will make anyone with a fear of needles very happy: the Nanopatch, a tiny square (smaller than a postage stamp) that can deliver a dose of vaccine. But beyond solving needle-phobia, the Nanopatch could solve many other problems that now keep vaccines from being completely effective. Kendall, a []

Urinalysis: There’s now an app for that

Urinalysis: There’s now an app for that

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It may not be glamorous, but it’s true – each year, urinary tract infections lead to more than 9 million doctor visits in the United States alone. But the infection can now be tested for through an iPhone app — uChek — developed by TEDFellow Myshkin Ingawale. This app could also be an effective tool []

More incredible talks from TEDMED

More incredible talks from TEDMED

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Today’s talk, “Francis Collins: We need better drugs—now,” comes from TEDMED—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 []

5 designers working hard to save babies’ lives

5 designers working hard to save babies’ lives

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Designer Timothy Prestero loves a flashy concept car. But he would much rather create objects that will actually be of use to real people. In an illuminating talk given at TEDxBoston, Timothy describes how he became interested in the problem of neonatal mortality upon hearing that 4 million babies die within 28 days of birth, []