Wishful thinking for some is reality for a few others. The interconnected world we live in makes it possible, and sometimes quite rewarding, to become a nomad, travel the world, do what you wish to do, perhaps even live on your own tems to an extent and earn a good living. We are interviewing Alexander Waltner of Sweden, who has made all of these dreams his personal reality.
While other kids could not wait to escape from chemistry or biology classes, Dr. Stephanie Fanucchi, was more than eager to experiment and learn something new. Her fascination with science began at an early age and continued growing as her interest and knowledge grew as well. This year, Dr. Fanucchi became one of 15 young women scientists recognised for her innovative research in cancer and auto-immune diseases – winning a prestigious award from the L’Oréal UNESCO for Women in Science programme. And while she speaks about DNA modification, genes, cells kissing and incredible cutting-edge discoveries in the world of biochemistry and cell biology, she dreams big, yet simple dreams – to work in a biotech startup company one day and to be remembered as a relentlessly curious human being.
Medical science offers no treatments to cure Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, ALS and other neuro degenerative diseases. There are also no preventive medicines available. Dr. David Schubert, Professor and Laboratory Head at the Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute, has been researching Alzheimer‘s to bring relief to those millions who are in desperate need of help. We have an opportunity to interview Dr. Schubert.
Florian Zsok of the University of Zurich has dedicated years to seeking out answers to the question of the relationships between couples and has published his studies to great acclaim. We have an opportunity to interview him and hear about his insights.
YT’s Africa contributor, Hussaini Mohammed, went to Nigeria’s Osun State to meet one of the best creative Adire and Batik designers in Nigeria, Jibril Babangida. Jibril is creating jobs for hundreds of unemployed men and women by producing homemade Batik. In an interview with YT, the young Nigerian entrepreneur talks about his life story, pointing out that knowledge, persistence, and hard work are the sure way to move Nigeria’s artistic and creative professionals forward.
Our previous interview with Mark Gordon was dedicated to the exciting world of shipwrecks, miles underwater. It offered an insight into the work of Odyssey Marine Exploration, their team, and the high-tech equipment they use. This second segment focuses on the Cultural Heritage Convention, the ownership of treasures that are discovered and where these treasures are to be found.
TREASURE – The very word evokes a feeling of adventure and legend. Scientists, anthropologists, and governments are as enamored with deep sea treasures as the average person. Odyssey Marine Exploration, founded in 1994 and listed on the NASDAQ, is an organization that comprises professionals, scientists, and technicians and is dedicated to underwater and deep sea exploration of treasure and minerals. We have the opportunity to interview their CEO, Mark Gordon.
Did you know that the memories of people with Alzheimer’s partly recover when they listen to the soothing notes of Vivaldi? Have you ever wondered why such people forget everything except how to love and give compassion? How much does genetics have to do with this cruel disease? One of the world’s leading experts in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience, Doctor Muireann Irish (36), reveals answers to these questions and gives extraordinary scientific updates regarding the study and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The moment her beloved grandmother was diagnosed with dementia was crucial for her career – she has devoted her life to understanding how the brain works and what drives the changes that lead to disease. This year, she was recognized as one of 15 International Rising Talents by the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science programme. She returned home determined to keep fighting for more recognition for women in science and with strong feeling of responsibility to pass on her knowledge and experience to the next generation of scientists.
Repairing damaged teeth by re-growing tissue – an interview with Professor Paul Sharpe of King’s College London. His research and studies are mainly focused on the molecular control of tooth development, tissue engineering, and dental stem cells.
After finishing High school, and only 18 at the time, Randa Natras (26) was uncertain about her life career choice. However, her passion for exploring Space, and for math and physics, brought her to studies of the scientific field called Satellite Geodesy. Today, Randa is a recognized young scientist who is discovering how space weather and changes in the ionosphere affect the modern technologies we use on Earth. This year, she was one of only 14 experts from all around the world who received financial support from the IAG (the International Association for Geodesy) to participate in an important scientific convention in Japan. In an interview with Youth Time magazine, she updates us about her impressions from Japan, her latest research, and her plans for the future.