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TEDMED 2012 – update

A few National Library of Medicine products have been mentioned in TEDMED talks and thought it would be a good time to highlight these resources

During a talk given by John Qualter titled “Can you bring a 3-D cadaver back to life on the web?” MedlinePlus was mentioned.  MedlinePlus is a consumer health website that brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.  It has health topics in multiple languages.


During a talk given by Lisa Nilsson titled “Are you ready for a new slice of reality?” Lisa mentioned The Visible Human Project.  It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies.  A male and a female cadaver were cut into thin slices which were then photographed and digitized.

Check it out at


Check to see if your institution (or one near you) is hosting a TEDMED Live event.  You can watch TEDMED talks live.

Once the TEDMED 2012 conference has ended, TEDMED talks will be available for free at their website.

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