ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: A cure for no cures – the next generation of medicine | Ashkan Fardost | TEDxBerlin

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: A cure for no cures – the next generation of medicine | Ashkan Fardost | TEDxBerlin

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Ashkan Fardost “A Cure for No Cures – The Next Generation of Medicine” at TEDxBerlin (

Ashkan received his PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from Uppsala University. He’s been a member of the scientific community since 2009, with several peer-reviewed publications in acclaimed scientific journals.

Before his scientific ventures, in the mid 90’s, he leveraged computers, the early internet, and the art of growth hacking, to acquire a record deal and launch an international music career as a 17-year old.

He has always been fascinated by the exponential progress of technology and how it empowers and transforms our lives, cultures and societies.

Today, Ashkan is a public speaker and consultant for tech startups in Stockholm. He also appears on Swedish national television as a science reporter.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

13 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: A cure for no cures – the next generation of medicine | Ashkan Fardost | TEDxBerlin”

  1. Losers. The answers lay not in technology. The answers lay in Nature. Shur rup. Get over yourselves. Your body responds to its environment. If it starts to corrode step away. If it starts to ossify, step in. My ancestors lived to nearky 100 over two centuries ago. They lived off the land. And they had a healthy Fear of God. Looooooosers.

  2. Finding cures for everyday ailments illness and viral pathogens is mainly dependent on the prescribed drugs to treat these ailments to target direct pathogens without damaging the host

  3. It is capitalist pharmaceuticals. We are all doomed. Number of incurable diseases are growing exponentially, so the cost of treatment. But new cures aren't even researched, its not profitable. I wouldn't bring a child into this world until it changes.

  4. Просто невероятно интересно. Спасибо что перевели это на русский для нас. Китайский учёный генетически модифицировал ребенка до рождения чтобы тот не смог заболеть вирусом иммунодефицита человека.

  5. This is a really great speech. You make me interested to know more about genetic therapy. And I'm excited to see what pharmacuetical industry will do and how the pharmacist will work in the nealy future.

  6. Perhaps the author is right, but there are many other approaches to treating and curing diseases besides genetic ones out there… It's a little premature to say what the next big thing in Biology will be- and there's been a general decline in the willingness of researchers to take risks that hasn't helped either…

  7. There are no money in making cures. Why cure asthma, for example, when you have a huge base of "clients" who are forced to buy your medicine, month after month.Because, if they don't, you know -they die. What's the monetary incentive to invest money in curing a stable base of profits? See, that's the dark side of capitalism and running after profit.

  8. Big Pharma is not stupid. Big Pharma is not interested in cure the diseases. That would make them to be out of business. They need to maintain and manage diseases, so the patient needs to buy and buy the same medication over and over again. It's just about profit, no matter how many people dies or suffers, profit is the most important thing, and it has been like that since the beginning of pharma.

    Genetics can be a breakthrough, but it is not the solution. Scientists still see the human body as a total disconnection, it is useless to modify a cell, if the cell is still receiving the same order from the brain, for example "to proliferate". It is useless to artificially modify the "behaviour" of a cell, if the person can't modify his behaviour and his way of thinking and understandig what is causing to have a particular disease.

    The next generation of medication, could be the one that gives up the idea of having to "cure" a disease, where there is nothing to be cured. If a doctor wants to heal a patient, he better start listening to the story of the patient that is behind the disease (that would be a really breakthrough in the way we treat a disease) and yes, prescribe a medication just to regulate the symptoms so they can be more bearable, but knowing that a pill is not the solution to the problem; the patient needs to take responsability of his own body and symptoms and become aware of the situation that is causing them.

    Genes are like clay, they do not determine who we are, they all the time ask to us, who we want to become, so we can pass what we learn from our experiences and the way we solve our conflicts, to the next generation.

    Scientist are still playing the "God" game, but they are still far to become one. The frame from where they look at things, since Pasteur, has been completely wrong.

  9. Computers have nothing to do with farmaceuticals. Illness is a business as technology obsolescence is. I dont understand why pedestrians are ushering technology as if it had anything to do with them. If the case was to be making a better place to live in, things would be way different by now. That is certainly not the case. Smart stash though… Genetics is so defcon dependant.

  10. Our medical system isn't built to cure people, just bandaid them well enough to get back to work, and first and foremost, make profits. Hopefully technology can save us from our out of control system soon.

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