Organizers of this week’s TEDxRVA event are hoping for a packed house at Richmond’s CenterStage Carpenter Theatre Friday, April 10. The event features 22 speakers, all in less than an eight-hour day, exploring the rare and the extraordinary.
Ticket for the event are $50. Get more information here.
A new, three-part documentary begins tonight on public television. The subject is cancer, and the executive producer is Ken Burns.
“Our film project, The Emperor of All Maladies is about as close to the bone as filmmaking gets for me. There was never a moment in my awareness as a human being that I didn’t know something was desperately wrong with my mother. She died when I was 11, almost 12 years old. “
The program features research scientists and doctors.
Patients with a terminal illness would have expanded access to investigational drugs under Senate legislation that has been given preliminary approval by the House of Delegates.
The bill would allow manufacturers to supply the medicine when all other treatment options have been exhausted. The legislation—which has been dubbed the “Right to Try” bill—was inspired by a young boy in the Commonwealth who fought for access to an investigational drug last year.
If you think it’s windy outside, that’s nothing compared to the wind speeds inside the wind tunnel at Virginia Tech. Built by NASA during World War Two to test aircraft stability, it remains one of the best of its kind in the world.
Scientists at the University of Virginia have made what could be an important breakthrough in treating cancer. They’ve discovered a substance released by lung cancer cells that enables them to spread – beginning their deadly march to other parts of the body. Biochemist Marty Mayo says finding that substance, called Activin A, could lead to a simple blood test for certain cancers.