Dr Millie Dresselhaus – a true pioneer in science

FEBRUARY 23, 2017 12:02 AM| no comments

We here at WebsEdge have fond memories of Dr Millie Dresselhaus. Over the years we have been fortunate to interview her a handful of times about her career, achievements and her commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, particularly for women. The MIT professor, named ‘Queen of Carbon’ was a pioneer in material [...]

Saving Lives: Organ Donation Week (UK)

SEPTEMBER 07, 2016 12:09 AM| no comments

Organ transplantation can be a lifesaving procedure, yet statistics show that one in ten people will die while waiting. In the UK alone, there are over 6,000 people currently on the waiting list. Organ donation has dropped for the first time in the UK in 11 years, raising concerns to the health professionals – but [...]

Global Unity to End TB

MARCH 18, 2016 12:03 AM| no comments

Every 21 seconds someone dies from Tuberculosis (TB), which has now overtaken HIV as the leading killer from infectious diseases in the world. Globally, nine million people will become affected by TB every year, however, not everyone will have access to the right treatment and care to effectively address it. This can lead to the [...]

Unlocking the brain- neurodegenerative diseases

MARCH 15, 2016 12:03 AM| no comments

Globally, 45 million people are affected by degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Huntington’s disease. These devastating conditions, where nerve cells in the brain die (degenerate) can cause severe mental and physical health issues. What causes the cells to die in the first place? New research at the Pittsburgh [...]

One World, One Health – The global response to cancer

FEBRUARY 04, 2016 12:02 AM| no comments

Responsible for more deaths in the developing world than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, cancer kills over 4 million people prematurely every year. Entrusted by Barrack Obama himself, US Vice-President Joe Biden, took center stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to deliver the ‘Cancer Moonshot’ message. With a distinguished panel of experts, [...]

A year of firsts: WebsEdge Wrap for 2015

DECEMBER 18, 2015 12:12 AM| no comments

2015 has been a year of first of many levels for WebsEdge.  With 10 new conferences and five new locations in almost every corner of the world, this year has provided new opportunities and challenges for WebsEdge.  From Darwin, Australia to Rio de Janerio in Brazil we produced Conference TV at 26 conferences, covering a [...]

Time for (Climate) Change

DECEMBER 08, 2015 12:12 AM| no comments

Right now in Paris, the highly anticipated 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), the United Nations Conference on Climate Change is happening. Global leaders over the last week have been deliberating on a number of key measures that could lead to a new targets and a new signed agreement; which some felt was a missed [...]