Art

Biotechnology is human ingenuity at its best; it’s humanity’s highest art form.

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The study of human psychology offers many explanations for why human beings take the time to make art. It allows for one to express deep emotions, make a record of important moments, and even build bridges that span political, language, and cultural barriers. …


Art

An Interview with Dr. Samira Kiani, Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh

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Art is foundational to humanity’s identity.

It allows us to not only connect with and reflect on universally shared life experiences but also embrace the most important qualities that make us human. One of these shared life experiences, that span generations across the centuries, is our interaction with, and in, the natural world around us. …


Solutions

How a group of scientists is translating their clinical expertise to address the long-term effects of obesity through precision nutrition

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According to the World Health Organization, worldwide obesity has tripled since 1975.

In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these adults, over 650 million were obese. The COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the critical need to address global obesity rates. According to the World Obesity Federation’s COVID-19 and Obesity: The 2021 Atlas, in the United…


Business

How can a vision for a bold, inclusive, decentralized bioeconomy radically change the trajectory of our future?

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Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview Sara Menso, Director of Innovation and Business Strategy at AstraZeneca.

In our conversation, we discussed her work accelerating bioeconomy success through integrating strong business acumen into the management of her company’s clinical trials. You can read the full interview here:

That conversation was thought-provoking and dynamic, with Sara offering significant wisdom about contributing to the bioeconomy. One of her points has really resonated with me:

“Pharmaceutical companies will take clinical trial patients into the facilities and show them how medicine development works. Do they do…


Society

In order to make tangible progress at the intersection of food and health, we need solutions as nuanced as the humans we are trying to help

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As the last species evolved in the evolutionary process at large, humans are the most complex beings on the planet. Our relationship with food is equally intricate.

Humanity’s connection with food is deeper than mere sustenance. It is integral to our identities with deep ties to our understanding of family, culture, religious expression, and society. …


SOLUTIONS

Reducing the barriers to the produce aisle by creating products that fit into people’s lives.

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The status quo in humanity’s food systems is deeply flawed

Evaluating our global food systems and our collective human health can be incredibly overwhelming. About 820 million people or 1 in 9 people globally are hungry. In extreme juxtaposition, one in three is overweight or obese.


Beautiful article Sunny! Thank you for sharing!


Solutions

If small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, then farmers are the backbone of America.

Fresh produce, stewardship of our land and wildlife, conservation of critical biodiversity, and a key ingredient for manufacturing crayons: these are just a snapshot of the essential work that farmers do to make a high quality of life possible for those not only in their local communities but our nation…


ART

Tissue Engineering is modern sculpture transformed by our understanding of the molecular world

Michelangelo was considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance.

Born in March of 1475, he grew up in the city-state of Florence in Italy. A painter, architect, and sculptor, his journey with the arts began at the age of 13 as an apprentice to the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. As an apprentice, he began to hone the painting skills that…


BUSINESS

Because of my educational background and working on that application in my previous job, I became the conduit between the business and the IT teams.

As the first vaccines for COVID-19 receive FDA approval and become available, our collective perception and understanding of clinical trials is something we should evaluate. According to ClinicalTrials.gov, the National Library of Medicine’s database of clinical trials, there are almost 27,000 clinical trials that are recruiting, enrolling, and actively ongoing.

Kathryn Hamilton

Integrating Business with the Developing Bioeconomy // Making the Complex Uncomplicated

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