The first event is Big Ideas for Busy People, 10 five-minute talks. Speakers include: Jack Szostak, The Origin of Life Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Colleen Cavanaugh, The Human Microbiome: We Are Not Alone biologist, Harvard University; Dr. Donald Elliott Ingber, Human Organs-on-Chips: No More Animal Studies for Drug Development?Director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and Robert Desimone, Shedding Light in the Brain Director, MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Big Ideas for Busy People
The Laboratory at Harvard, Northwest Building, 52 Oxford Street
Pictures from last year here on Flickr.
Also over at NNB:
- A post on Vertex, expensive new drugs and top shelf corporate digs: Hepatitis C: The kind of cure $4 billion buys
- A report from the Association of Healthcare Journalists meeting in Philly: Surgeon describes details of Gabrielle Giffords’ trauma care
- Also, news that Cambridge-based Patients Like Me has published patient-generated data to refute 2008 report lithium slows the progression of the, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Expect more of this kind of research — which uses data extracted from online patient communities