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Righteous, Raucous and Rip-roaringComedian Kevin Flynn

Posted by Maura Welch July 20, 2013 09:22 PM

No one ever accused TEDxBeaconStreet of taking itself too seriously and Kevin Flynn makes sure they never will! Join Kevin for a little improvisational standup comedy riffing on the speakers and things that have preceded him on stage at TEDxBeaconStreet 2012.

Producer, Educator and Standup Comedian Kevin Flynn is the creator of the educational program “Standup and Learn” and the founder of the Nantucket Comedy Festival, he takes a moment to talk about the program in between having fun with all that is good and TEDx.

Originally published on the blog TEDxBeaconStreet 2012.

The Future of Medical InnovationEric Elenko

Posted by Maura Welch July 20, 2013 09:10 PM

Imagine a doctor prescribing a video game to treat ADHD. Or imagine an expanding capsule used to treat obesity; as it expands in the patient’s digestive tract, they feel full and eat less. Eric Elenko gives us a view into technologies that are transforming the development of drugs, medical devices and health technologies. In this TEDxBeaconStreet talk he focuses on key drivers for radical innovation in medicine that include therapies that target the entire physiological system, and not just a component of the symptom.

Elenko holds a PhD from the University of California, San Diego where his work focused on molecular pharmacology and cell biology. Today he is a Partner at PureTech Ventures where he starts life science focused companies for which he acts as an interim member of the management team. Eric can be reached on Twitter at @EricElenko.

Originally published on the blog TEDxBeaconStreet 2012.

The Future of Medical Innovation | Eric Elenko

Posted by Maura Welch July 20, 2013 05:10 PM

Imagine a doctor prescribing a video game to treat ADHD. Or imagine an expanding capsule used to treat obesity; as it expands in the patient’s digestive tract, they feel full and eat less. Eric Elenko gives us a view into technologies that are transforming the development of drugs, medical devices and health technologies. In this TEDxBeaconStreet talk he focuses on key drivers for radical innovation in medicine that include therapies that target the entire physiological system, and not just a component of the symptom.

Elenko holds a PhD from the University of California, San Diego where his work focused on molecular pharmacology and cell biology. Today he is a Partner at PureTech Ventures where he starts life science focused companies for which he acts as an interim member of the management team. Eric can be reached on Twitter at @EricElenko.

How to Start Your Own Space ProgramJoseph Maydell

Posted by Maura Welch July 19, 2013 09:51 PM

Joseph Maydell is a flight controller for the International Space Station at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. He came to TEDxBeaconStreet 2012 and gave a talk about how he founded High Altitude Science to help others experience the thrills of space exploration, just like he does each day at work.

Following this talk, Maydell left the stage to begin the TEDxBeaconStreet High Altitude Balloon Launch and what was to come can only be described as Joseph Maydell’s Excellent Space Balloon Adventure.

Originally published on the blog TEDxBeaconStreet 2012.

How to Start Your Own Space Program | Joseph Maydell

Posted by Maura Welch July 19, 2013 05:51 PM

A flight controller for the International Space Station at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Joseph Maydell came to TEDxBeaconStreet 2012 and gave a talk about how he founded High Altitude Science to help others experience the thrills of space exploration, just like he does each day at work.

Following this talk, Maydell left the stage to begin the TEDxBeaconStreet High Altitude Balloon Launch and what was to come can only be described as Joseph Maydell’s Excellent Space Balloon Adventure.

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