Bioengineering at MIT: Building Bridges Between the Sciences, Engineering and Health Care (Part One
In Doug Lauffenburger’s view, MIT’s new bioengineering degree program is not merely justified, it is essential. Revolutionary changes in biological sciences—specifically, in molecular biology and genomics—have given scientists the means to understand and control both the building blocks and larger systems of
Bioengineering at MIT: Building Bridges Between the Sciences, Engineering and Health Care (Part Two
Glycomics, the study of sugars’ role in living systems, is a relative newcomer to the revolution in molecular biology. In fact, Ram Sasisekharan remembers how colleagues told him “not to work on carbohydrates -- that it was useless.” But his research has shown that glycans, observed as long chains or intricat
Health Care Policy and the Next U.S. Administration
In an energetic talk delivered prior to the U.S. presidential election, Jonathan Gruber provides a useful breakdown of the two candidates’ remedies for the nation’s troubled health care system. His detailed analysis of the key issues around health care may prove invaluable as the next president assumes office.
Health Care Reform in the U.S.: What Will it Look Like and What Does it Mean?
Years of extreme partisanship and lobbying have left Americans cynical and bewildered about health care reform, but, say these panelists, the urgency of achieving some measure of change is not diminished, both for American families and the nation as a whole. The sad truth is that the problem may have become too complex and pr
Bridging the Delivery Gap to Global Health
Jim Yong Kim and Partners in Health are paradoxically suffering from their own success. They demonstrated over the past decade that it is possible to set up effective HIV and primary care clinics in such developing nations as Haiti, and that it’s possible to cure multiple drug resistant tuberculosis. They even managed t
Bringing Management Tools and Ideas, Collaboration, and Learning-by-Doing to the Challenge of Global
The Latin motto on the MIT seal, mens et manus – mind and hand – encapsulates Anjali Sastry’s view of the combined theoretical and practical education that students gain at the Institute. She cites MIT founder William Barton Rogers’s 1860 exhortation for “the most earnest cooperation of intelligent culture
Occupational Health and Safety in a Research Setting
Dr Simon Ndirangu, Bioanalytical Laboratory at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya discusses the importance of implementing occupational health and safety standards in research settings. Effective occupational health and safety programmes reduce work related injuries and illnesses, improve morale and productivity and reduce workers' compensation costs. The success of these programmes relies on committed management, adequate risk assessm
Alumni Weekend 2007 lecture in the Sheldonian by Professor Sir John Bell
Chris Patten on Politics and Public Health
Lord Patten, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, discusses his political perceptions of epidemiology in the UK, and in developing and emerging countries.
Cultures of health : a historical anthropolgy
This is a lively and fluid web site with a featured article spot, articles, research notes, posts and links to related sites for historically-minded scholars of medicine and health. There are many book recommendations and features and discussions on such topics as new approaches to VD treatment in Toronto, 1968-75 and smallpox eradication in Brazil, 1967. The site is maintained by the Department of History at the University of Windsor, Canada, and tackles ancient through to modern time periods o
Macmillan Cancer Support : health and social care professionals
This section of the Macmillan Cancer Support website provides a comprehensive collection of resources for health and social care professionals involved with cancer care. There is information on educational grants and training opportunities, how to become a Macmillan nurse, educational materials, case studies of Macmillan GPs, nurses and other health and social care professionals, and how to order Macmillan publications (including toolkits, posters, awareness leaflets, and practical guides).
Exploiting existing data for health research
Organised by Scottish Health Informatics Programme , to be held at University of St Andrews St Andrews United Kingdom from 2009-09-17 to 2009-09-19
Health and mortality using record linkage data in the UK
Organised by British Society for Population Studies, to be held at London School of Economics London United Kingdom from 2009-05-14 to 2009-05-14
31st Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health
Organised by IALMH, to be held at New York University Law School New York United States from 2009-06-28 to 2009-07-04
Narrative, health and social justice
Organised by Narrative Practitioner, to be held at Keele University Newcastle-under-Lyme United Kingdom from 2009-06-22 to 2009-06-24
Tea 4 health
The website for the UK Tea Council presents information about the organisation and tea; history, growing, types of tea, health and nutritional benefits, antioxidants and hydration. There is a business area, which contains a directory of tea related businesses, information on the tea industry and a gallery of images. The Tea Guild section lists their members and their top ten places to drink tea in the UK.