Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Viral chatter

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering deadly new viruses where they first emerge -- passing from animals to humans among poor subsistence hunters in Africa -- before they claim millions of lives.

I try to keep the blog new and fresh but sometimes a past post is simply so relevant and interesting that I can't resist a repeat.

Check out Nathan Wolfe's talk at the TED conference earlier this year. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) invite some of the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, and challenge them to give the talk of their lives. The best talks and performances are available on their website. You should all check out this talk, it is very interesting, very well presented and hugely relevant to this class.

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