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Video: Empowering knowledge in the lab and beyond

Researchers and clinicians talk about how access to knowledge enables them to work and collaborate more effectively

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One of the true privileges of a career at Elsevier is engaging with the scientists, engineers, clinicians and educators we serve. It’s an honor to witness their passion to solve the problem, find the cure and change the world.

At Elsevier we encourage our staff to get in the lab every once in a while. It’s quite a moving experience to listen to the challenges our customers face and what they are trying to achieve. That is how I came to spend an afternoon in the lab of Dr. Dorothy Sears at the University of California, San Diego, whose research on diabetes has been published in Cell Metabolism and many other fine publications. Dr. Sears is studying the mechanisms involved in the progression of diabetes and speaks passionately about the impact of movement every 30 minutes and the connection to metabolism and eating habits. “I think we’re learning a lot about what we can do to make small changes in a person’s behavior to affect their immediate and long-term health,” she says.

In Elsevier's video Empowering Knowledge, Dr. Sears speculates that the findings from research like hers could potentially reduce the numbers of people with these chronic diseases:

The impact’s huge. So then those people, maybe they don’t go blind, maybe they don’t have to have dialysis, maybe they don’t have to have a foot amputation. That’s huge, I mean, It gives me chills just thinking about it.

Empowering Knowledge celebrates the extraordinary people Elsevier strives to serve. Like Dr. Sears, we’re making a lot of changes at Elsevier, small and large, many behind the scenes, to enable a smarter user experience to advance science, technology and health.

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Elsevier Connect Contributor

Chrysanne LoweChrysanne Lowe (@ChrysanneLowe) is VP of Corporate Brand at Elsevier and a long-time advocate and promoter of the dynamic changes in publishing and information industries. She is based in San Diego.

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