Weekend Pulse: T-Cell the superhero, predictions for Africa, and millenials

Weekend Pulse: T-Cell the superhero, predictions for Africa, and millenials


This week in health, science and tech: the tiny superheroes facing down our most fearsome villain, millennials upending stereotypes to transform global healthcare, and why the Zika epidemic could end in three years. This weekend, catch up on what you might have missed from The Pulse and beyond.

T-CELL: The tiny superhero feared by the worst villain of all


Part human, his super power lets him instantly identify the villains he’s been sent after from the good guys who must remain untouched. He slips around the first of them, undetected.  With precision he aims, and the first is gone.  He moves on to the next, until that one is eliminated. He goes after the next. And the next. Until all of the bad guys are gone. He remains unscathed. Never exhausted.

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Our generation will see healthcare in Africa on par with the rest of the world

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Reason 3 from GE Healthcare CEO John Flannery’s The Top 10 Reasons Transformation is the New Normal for Healthcare

Packed securely inside the boxes in the picture above was a new mammography system, being ferried upstream from the Port of Lamu in Kenya, where I traveled last month, to a small rural town, where women were in need of access to screening.

Every patient everywhere in the world deserves such access.

But the boxes alone won’t bring it to them. In healthcare, solutions don’t come in boxes…

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Forget What You Know About Millennials: Meet Gen H


The first in a new series that explores how millennials are defying stereotypes and working to create better health and a better world for all.

Millennials – misunderstood, maligned, and blamed for the challenges facing the modern workplace.

Companies are scrambling to make sense of the first real internet-literate generation. Some enterprising people are even helping bosses decode millennials—for $20000 an Hour.

But a growing consensus says they are among a generation that has been a catalyst for change.

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Zika epidemic will end in three years, study suggests


Credit: frankieleon, Flickr Creative Commons

Credit: frankieleon, Flickr Creative Commons

The current Zika epidemic is likely to end within three years because there will be too few people left to infect, a team of scientists is predicting.

Writing in the journal Science, they said this could lead to a gap of 10 years before the next epidemic.

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New brain map identifies 97 previously unknown regions


DPUK6A new 21st century map of the human brain contains 180 distinct areas in each hemisphere, including 97 previously undiscovered territories, research published Wednesday in the journal Nature revealed. It’s not quite Google Maps, but the new optic still provides the most detailed understanding of the cerebral cortex to date, based on the freshest data from the latest technologies.

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