Bridging Technology, Physics, and Medicine: A New Frontier

Nanobiophysics draws together the mainstays of physics, such as mechanical forces and electromagnetic fields, with the biochemical and cellular processes at the foundation of medicine. Anita Goel, a pioneer in this emerging platform, helped rocket MRSA, the antibiotic-resistant superbug, to the International Space Station so that scientists can study the influence of microgravity on the microbe’s mutation patterns. Goel also won the XPRIZE for Gene-RADAR®, a mobile device that can accurately diagnose any disease with a genetic fingerprint in minutes; she’ll be demonstrating that breakthrough during this interactive session. Her passions reflect a drive to incubate innovation, commercialize and scale new products, and maximize their global humanitarian impact.

Festival: Spotlight Health 2017

Watch and Listen: Science

In 1930, a 19-year-old Indian graduate student, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, came up with the first mathematical proof... See more
For seven years, the Cassini spacecraft and its Huygens probe traveled invisible interplanetary roads to the place we... See more
Consumer demands, cost containment, and technological evolution are stimulating innovation in how and where care is... See more
"Personalized medicine" holds great promise for optimizing the effectiveness of drug therapies based on our genetic... See more
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Anthony S. Fauci, MD, offers a briefing on the... See more
With nearly 78 million baby boomers turning 60 last year, it is estimated that someone in America develops Alzheimer's... See more

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