SPREADING AWARENESS ABOUT RARE DISEASES THROUGH DESCIENCE
You can imagine the loneliness of having a disease that most people have never heard of, that has no treatment, and that is not even being studied by any medical researchers. Many rare diseases are serious. Many are life threatening. Rare diseases are also referred to as orphan diseases. Most are genetic and thus are present throughout the person's entire life, even if symptoms do not immediately appear. Many rare diseases appear early in life, and about 30 percent of childre
Descience: In the making!
LONDON, United Kingdom Descience is bringing together scientific discovery and fashion inspiration for the first time through an innovative runway event, with garments being produced by teams consisting of one scientist and one designer. The contestants are currently collaborating to create a runway look inspired by scientific research. We catch up withCandice Wu and Christopher Gibson from Team OrphaCure, Erica Templeman and Torben Bruck from Team Fermentase, Arielle Gogh an
HOW A SCIENTIST AND FASHION DESIGNER CONNECTED OVER QUINOA
How do you pick your partner fashion designer for Descience if you are a scientist whose clothes are all bought by your wife? Or how do you pick your partner scientist if you’re a designer who forgot everything about biology and physics after you graduated from High School – and never took a science class again after that? Francisco: While I was browsing through the list of the designers applying for Descience, I was a little overwhelmed: so many talented artists, how to choo