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Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

It's relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications -- even custom cures for one specific person.


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Richard Platt's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:26 AM

We think this is an aweeome video, Geraldine Hamilton is totally awesome she is really geting at the heart of issues in the big pharma and healthcare field and addressing the issues intelligently, nothing but right on the lady, well worth every minute of this short video. Check it out it also has play in the semiconductor realm as well, (also why we like this too)

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Master Your Fear With These 6 Tips

Face your fears, be courageous and achieve all the things in your life that you thought were impossible.

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Meet Smørrebrød, the Best Sandwich You're Not Eating

Meet Smørrebrød, the Best Sandwich You're Not Eating | wellness | Scoop.it
Lined up in café windows, served in specialty restaurants, and packed into their very own lunch boxes, sandwiches are everywhere in Denmark. They're piled high with pickled herring, spoonfuls of sharp horseradish cream, and mounds of fresh shrimp. But forget what you think you know about sandwiches; these guys are in a different class entirely. Allow me to introduce you to Denmark's—and my—favorite meal: smørrebrød.
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Can Money Buy You Happiness?

Can Money Buy You Happiness? | wellness | Scoop.it
Studies say it’s true to some extent—but chances are you aren’t getting the most bang for your buck.
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You’re Sitting on Your Toilet Wrong

You’re Sitting on Your Toilet Wrong | wellness | Scoop.it
Why you should poop like a caveman, along with other, more forward-looking ways to improve your morning bathroom routine…
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Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design

Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design | wellness | Scoop.it
Piped water may be the greatest convenience ever known, but Lloyd Alter argues that our sewage systems and bathrooms are a disaster
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This is Your Brain on Yoga

This is Your Brain on Yoga | wellness | Scoop.it
Neuroscience is proving what teachers and practitioners have known for ages—that yoga and meditation can literally change your brain.
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The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History's Greatest Minds

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History's Greatest Minds | wellness | Scoop.it
What do Freud, Marina Abramovi, Beethoven, and you have in common? For one, the need to sleep.
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The world of Recipes and Cooking, Meats, Wine, Culinary Arts, Culinary Instruction, Kitchen Tools & Accessories and more from Saveur Magazine.
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What Boston Marathon runners can do about quad and calf muscle pain

What Boston Marathon runners can do about quad and calf muscle pain | wellness | Scoop.it
Running downhill makes it worse, and other tips for coping: Pickle juice or cherry juice?
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What Running Can Do for the Heart

What Running Can Do for the Heart | wellness | Scoop.it
Becoming fit as a marathoner doesn’t seem to protect the heart to the extent one might expect, although it may have unexpected benefits for your spouse.
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The Mindful Revolution

The Mindful Revolution | wellness | Scoop.it
Finding peace in a stressed-out, digitally dependent culture may just be a matter of thinking differently
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72 Uses For Simple Household Products To Save Money & Avoid Toxins

72 Uses For Simple Household Products To Save Money & Avoid Toxins | wellness | Scoop.it
Limiting the amount of products you bring into your home will not only cut down on costs at the grocery store but will keep you and your family healthier. Below is a list of some common uses for
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Heatmaps Reveal Where Humans Feel Certain Emotions On The Body

Heatmaps Reveal Where Humans Feel Certain Emotions On The Body | wellness | Scoop.it
It’s well known that attitudes, emotions and feelings affect our body in a variety of ways. For example, feelings of hopelessness affect the body’s hormone system and change the chemical flows within our brains. Different emotional states act as triggers that impact our biology in a variety of ways. Brain activity changes during different emotional […]

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Emotions, natural sciences: Where do we feel different emotions?

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maria taveras's curator insight, December 17, 1:07 PM

A cool research which provides an illustration of where humans feel certain emotions on the body. Now, we may be able to understand why people develop certain illness in their bodies based on this research. 

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Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain

Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain | wellness | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have indicated the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University. An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes […]
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10 Inspirational Quotes to Make You Feel Better About Not Getting Anything Done Today

10 Inspirational Quotes to Make You Feel Better About Not Getting Anything Done Today | wellness | Scoop.it
Because you know you’re not.
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Wasting Timeline [COMIC]

Wasting Timeline [COMIC] | wellness | Scoop.it
Whether you fancy playing with yo-yos or browsing Facebook, people have been finding ways to waste time since the dawn of mankind. How do you plan on killing some time today? Comic by Wrong Hands

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What Coke Contains

What Coke Contains | wellness | Scoop.it
The Vons grocery store two miles from my home in Los Angeles, California sells 12 cans of Coca-Cola for $6.59 — 54 cents…
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Exercise and the 'Good' Bugs in Our Gut

Exercise and the 'Good' Bugs in Our Gut | wellness | Scoop.it
Frequent exercise may influence our weight and overall health by altering the kinds of organisms that live inside of us, a new study suggests.
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Profile: 93-Year-Old Yoga Master Tao Porchon Lynch, a Westchester County Resident - Westchester Magazine - November 2011 - Westchester, NY

Profile: 93-Year-Old Yoga Master Tao Porchon Lynch, a Westchester County Resident - Westchester Magazine - November 2011 - Westchester, NY | wellness | Scoop.it
Tao Porchon-Lynch—yoga master, ballroom dancer, oenophile, and former actress and model—won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
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How to stop your mind from talking all the time

How to stop your mind from talking all the time | wellness | Scoop.it
A couple of Sundays ago, I left for a friend’s house to watch the Oscars, and decided to keep from talking in my head the whole way there. I’ve been doing micro-experiments like this a lot recently, committing to total […]
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More Mindfulness, Less Meditation

More Mindfulness, Less Meditation | wellness | Scoop.it
The practice has benefits, but it is far more effective as a technique of self-management than as a means of personal transformation, Tony Schwartz writes in the Life@Work column.
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What Mindfulness Is — And Isn't

What Mindfulness Is — And Isn't | wellness | Scoop.it
Now that meditation has hit the cover of TIME, the Wisdom 2.0 conference has brought meditating executives to the headlines, and figures from Arianna Huffington to 50 Cent do the practice, a bit of
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