FRANÇOISE BARRÉ-SINOUSSI

Retroviruses are viruses whose genomes consist of RNA and whose genes can be incorporated into host cells’ DNA. Viruses usually only stay in the body for a few days; however, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) never goes away. HIV attacks the immune system and causes it to become deficient and not work properly. All viruses must […]

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NINA TANDON

With roughly ten years of experience in tissue engineering and more than eight years in bioreactor design, Nina Tandon bridges the realms of business and science. Tandon received a Ph.D. and postdoc in stem cells and tissue engineering, and an Executive MBA in healthcare entrepreneurship from Colombia University. She was also named a TED senior […]

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BRITTANY WENGER

Brittany Wenger is a nineteen year-old student at Duke University and aspiring pediatric oncologist. After a cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer,  Wenger saw firsthand the impact a diagnosis can have on a young woman and her family.  Because of this, she created Cloud4Cancer, a breast cancer detection app. Cloud4Cancer is a program that teaches the […]

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HELEN BROOKE TAUSSIG

Helen Brooke Taussig is known as the founder of the field of pediatric cardiology. She discovered that “blue babies” had a leaking septum and an undeveloped artery leading from the heart to the lungs. Today, the condition that blue babies used to die from is fixed by the Blalock-Taussig operation. Taussig received the Lasker Award […]

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INTERVIEW WITH LANA CLAY

It is a known fact that women are dramatically underrepresented in the field of science; however, some women are making huge strides to institute change. I was fortunately able to conduct an interview with Lana Clay. Clay and her work have greatly inspired me, and I truly believe that every girl should view her hard-work […]

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ANANDI KRISHNAN

Dr. Anandi Krishnan is a blood scientist at Stanford University. Before this, she received her PhD in Bioengineering from Penn State University in 2005. Then, in 2008, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Heart and Vascular Institute, Penn State College of Medicine. Krishnan then went on to become a stroke research fellow at Duke […]

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MARIA GRAZIA RONCAROLO

Dr. Maria Grazia Roncarolo of Stanford University is a pediatric immunologist, the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Translational and Regenerative Medicine, and Co-Director of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. An expert in stem cells and gene therapy, she is the director of recently announced Stanford Center for Definitive and Curative […]

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