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Living Longer, Living Smarter: Innovations in Longevity Research

Taking responsibility for one's body is the common theme among three visionaries in personal health. Larry Smarr of Calit2 joins Deborah Szekely, the co-founder of the highly acclaimed Rancho La Puerta wellness center and Kunal Sarkar, the CEO of the brain-trainer Lumosity for an invigorating conversation with The Atlantic's Megan Garber and Corby Kummer.


Technology For Social Change

Jamie Alexandre of the Foundation for Learning Equality, UC San Diego political scientist Clark Gibson and Peggy Johnson of Qualcomm share their latest work in using technology to improve lives around the world in this talk with The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein.


Transformative Trends in Medicine with Eric Topol

Eric Topol, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and Professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute, talks about how digital technology can reduce healthcare costs in this interview with Corby Kummer, Senior Editor of The Atlantic.


Humanizing the Brain with Jacopo Annese

Jacopo Annese, a neuroanatomist and director of the Brain Observatory at UC San Diego, takes a humanistic approach to studying brains by getting to know donors while they are living in order to understand posthumously how their brain structure affected their personalities, memories and health. Annese explains his research to The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein.


Global Health and Global Threats with Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, shares her concerns about emerging public health threats, ranging from gain of function research to the effects of climate change on the human microbiome, in an interview with The Atlantic's Corby Kummer.


Brain Mapping: Pushing the Frontiers of Neurology

UC San Diego neuroscientists Ralph Greenspan and Nicholas Spitzer join Kris Famm of GlaxoSmithKline and James Fallows of The Atlantic for a look into the future of brain research.


Domestic Drones: The Next Decade of American Airspace with Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson, the former Editor-in-Chief of Wired and now CEO of 3-D Robotics, talks with The Atlantic's James Fallows about the role of drones for civilian uses.


Chronic Diseases: How Technology Is Changing the Patient Experience

Healthcare executives Pat Christen, Naser Partovi, Jordan Shlain and Peter Yu join The Atlantic's Megan Garber to explain how patients with chronic illnesses are affected by new medical technologies.


How Far Away Is a Cure for Cancer? Clifton Leaf

Clifton Leaf, the author of "The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer and How to Win It," talks with The Atlantic's Steve Clemons about the future of cancer research.


What’s Next in Medical IT: Wireless Health and Wearable Trends

Bioengineering experts Todd Coleman, Ian Shakil, Mick Ebeling and Halle Tecco talk with The Atlantic's Megan Garber about the future of medical information technology.


Chronicling Cancer from Bestseller to the Big Screen with Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of "The Emperor of All Maladies" tells The Atlantic's Steve Clemons about what it's like to take his best-selling book on the history of cancer to television in this interview.


Scanning the Horizon: Accelerating Innovation in Cancer Care

Scott Lippman, the director of the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego joins David Sadava of City of Hope Medical Center, Christopher Slapak of Imclone Systems, Greg Sorensen of Siemens Healthcare North America and Kristiina Vuori, President of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in assessing the latest innovations in cancer care.


Networked Patients: New Communities for Cancer Care with Roni Zeiger

Roni Zeiger, the CEO of Smart Patients and former Chief Health Strategist at Google, talks about the future for cancer patients with James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic.


Big Data, Big Disease: Mining for Medical Breakthroughs

Stanford Professor Russ Altman, Microsoft Research Scientist Eric Horvitz and Steve Miller, the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Express Scripts join The Atlantic's Megan Garber for a discussion on using big data to find treatments and cures for disease.


Mind, Body, Spirit: Wellbeing, Longevity and Health with Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, best-selling author and founder of The Chopra Foundation taps into what makes life worth living with The Atlantic's Steve Clemons.


Quantifying Bliss with Ramesh Rao --Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013

Ramesh Rao, the director of the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego, reveals how he can measure his personal contentment with "The Bliss Buzzer," a tool that monitors his heart rate and alerts him when he is in a relaxed state. Rao explains that the device can be used to determine what causes personal bliss, such as chocolate, in this conversation with The Atlantic's Steve Clemons.



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