What happens when you have a disease doctors can’t diagnose | Jennifer Brea

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Camille Martínez Hi. Thank you. [Jennifer Brea is sound-sensitive. The live audience was asked to applaud ASL-style, in silence.] So, five years ago, this was me. I was a PhD student at Harvard, and I loved to travel. I had just gotten engaged to marry the love of my life. I was 28, and like so […]

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Freedom from schizophrenia, a twin’s quest: Cyndi Shannon Weickert at TEDxSydney 2014

Translator: Gabriella Patricola Reviewer: Shlomo Adam I grew up with a healthy twin brother, Scott David Shannon. We loved our mum and our grandparents. We had many childhood friends to climb trees, go swimming, and play ‘hide and go seek’ with. We enjoyed school but we enjoyed vacations more. As twins we were close. We were sometimes sworn allies and […]

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Roberto D’Angelo + Francesca Fedeli: In our baby’s illness, a life lesson

Francesca Fedeli: Ciao. So he’s Mario. He’s our son. He was born two and a half years ago, and I had a pretty tough pregnancy because I had to stay still in a bed for, like, eight months. But in the end everything seemed to be under control. So he got the right weight at birth. He got the right […]

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ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU

Reviewer: Queenie Lee Cool! Hi, my name is Stephen Tonti, and I’m a director, a writer, an actor, a drummer, a scuba diver, a soccer player, a camera operator, an airbrush artist, a physicist, a stargazer, a rock climber, a snowboarder, a model maker, a stage manager, a camp counselor, a PA, a DJ, a club president, a magician, and […]

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Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks: Alison Sommer at TEDxCarletonCollege

Translator: sadegh zabihi Reviewer: Theresa Ranft My first goal here today is not to have a panic attack right on stage. I have an anxiety disorder called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. I have a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that causes me to become anxious or frightened when something wrong or unexpected happens. Like, if somebody sits at my […]

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Another way to fight illnesses – it is possible: Jean-Christophe Charrie at TEDxLaRochelle

Translator: Judith Matz Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo Hello, I am going to talk about endobiogeny. Endobiogeny, what is that? I am sure not many people know this word. “Endo”, “Bio”, “Geny”. “Endo” means “inside”. “Bio”, “life”. “Geny”, not the genie in Aladdin’s bottle, “Geny” coming from generating things. I’ll talk about endobiogeny, the science that studies the organization of internal […]

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Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha So let’s start with some good news, and the good news has to do with what do we know based on biomedical research that actually has changed the outcomes for many very serious diseases? Let’s start with leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ALL, the most common cancer of children. When I was a student, the […]

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Why we choose suicide | Mark Henick | TEDxToronto

Translator: Robert Deliman Reviewer: Denise RQ I was barely a teenager the first time I tried to kill myself. If I knew then what I know now, well, it probably wouldn’t have changed very much. And it probably wouldn’t have changed very much because sometimes it doesn’t matter what you know, what you feel just takes over. And there’s so […]

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Mind-altering microbes: how the microbiome affects brain and behavior: Elaine Hsiao at TEDxCaltech

Translator: Marta Gysel Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo It never ceases to amaze me that each of us carries around a 3 pound mass of cells in our heads that controls literally everything we do. Importantly though, the brain doesn’t act in isolation from the body, but rather responds to the needs and experiences of each of our organ systems. Now, […]

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