As mentioned yesterday, TED MED is in full-swing. Thus far there have been several interesting speakers, each with a unique take on medicine, healthcare and even entertainment. One such speaker was Children’s Director of Epilepsy Research, Frances Jensen, MD, who spoke about the many things she’s learned studying the brains of teenagers. As a renowned expert on the developing brain, it’s certainly not the first time Jensen has spoken about the subject.
During her talk, Jensen explained the monumental changes the human brain goes through during its first 4 years, and why that rapid development means that many drugs designed for adults aren’t always beneficial to younger patients. For more on Jensen’s presentation, as well as other updates from the TED MED conference, please visit Vector, Children’s science and innovation blog.