Medicine

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of medicine.

Video playlists about Medicine

What doctors worry about

14 talks • 3h 51m
We worry about what our doctors will tell us -- and so do they. Doctors, scientists and medical researchers weigh in on health care and better health practices.

How we're fighting cancer

8 talks • 2h 12m
Talks from researchers who've dedicated their lives and careers to understanding cancer -- and maybe, someday, ending it.

The future of medicine

12 talks • 2h 40m
Take this tour of medicine's future with some of the trailblazing doctors charting its course. Once you've seen a transplantable human kidney created from a 3D printer, almost anything is imaginable ...

Should we redesign humans?

12 talks • 2h 44m
The age of bioengineering is upon us, with scientists' understanding of how to engineer cells, tissues and organs improving at a rapid pace. Here, how this could affect the future of our physical bodies.
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Exclusive articles about Medicine

What if we could brew painkillers?

From aspirin to anticoagulants, penicillin to cancer treatments, some of our most important human medicines come from plants. But extracting the medicinal compounds from plants ...
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TED Books

TED Book: The Laws of Medicine

The Laws of Medicine

by Siddhartha Mukherjee
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine — and how understanding these principles can empower us all. Buy now