哈佛毕业演讲台的第一位中国学生何江 第02期_欧美名人演讲_VOA英语网

发表时间:2017-07-16内容来源:VOA英语学习网

But this question lingers and I continued to be troubled by the unequal distribution of scientific knowledge throughout the world。

但这个问题仍旧萦绕着我,我仍旧会被世界上科学晓识的分布不均衡问题所困扰。

We have learned to edit the human genome and unlock many secrets of how cancer progress.

我们已经学会编辑人类基因组,揭开了许多癌症形成的秘密。

We can manipulate neuron activity literally with the switch of light.

我们甚至可以通过光束来操控大脑神经元的活动。

Each year with more advances in Biomedical research, exciting transformative accomplishments.

每一年生物医学领域都有巨大进步和让人兴奋的、颠覆性的伟大成就。

Yet, despite the knowledge we have amassed, we haven’t been so successful in deploying it to where it’s needed most.

然而,尽管人类已经把握和积存了大量晓识,但是我们还是没能很好地把它们运用在最需要的地方。

According to the World Bank, 12% of the world population lives on less than 2 dollars a day。

据世界银行统计,目前世界仍有12%的人一天的生活费不来2美元。

彩53彩票Malnutrition kills more than 3 million children annually.

每年超过三百万的儿童死于营养不良。

Three hundred million people are afflicted by Malaria globally.

全球有三亿人正受疟疾折磨。

All over the world, we constantly see these problems of poverty, illness, and lack of resources impeding the flow of scientific information。

在世界各地,我们经常看来贫穷、疾病和资源短缺这些问题,这些都阻碍了科学晓识的传播。

Life-saving knowledge we take for granted in our modern world is over-unavailable in the underdeveloped regions。

彩53彩票现代社会里那些习以为常的救生晓识在不发达地区还未普及。

And so, in far too many places, people are still essentially trying to cure a spider bite with fire.

彩53彩票于是,在世界上很多地区,人们仍旧用火疗的方法来处理蜘蛛咬伤事件。

While studying at Harvard, I saw how scientific knowledge can help others in simple, yet profound ways.

在哈佛学习期间,我晓道了科学晓识是如何用简单的又深刻的方式帮助来其他人的。

The bird flu pandemic in the 2000s looked to my village like a spell cast by demons。

彩53彩票在2000年的时候,禽流感肆虐,对我们村而言,这种病就像是魔鬼的诅咒。

Our folk medicine didn’t even have half-measures to offer.

在我们的民间治疗中根本找不来解决办法。

What's more, farmers did not know the difference between the common cold and flu.

彩53彩票更严复的是,农民们不晓道普通的感冒和流感之间的区别。

They did not understand that the flu was much more lethal than common cold。

彩53彩票他们不明白流感比普通的感冒要致命地多。

Most were also unaware that the virus could transmit across different animal species。

而且,大部分人根本不了解流感病毒可以在不同物种间传播。

So when I realized that simple hygiene practices like separating different animal species could help to contain the spread of the disease,

所以当我了解了简单有效的卫生措施,比如隔离不同的物种可以遏制疾病的传播,

and that I could help make this knowledge available to my village.

并把这样的信息告诉我的村民。

That was my first "aha" moment as a bioscientist.

我的心里第一次有了作为生物科学家的成就感。

何江2005年从湖南省宁乡县一中进入中国科大生命学院学习,2009年荣获新中国第一奖学金、中国科大本科生最高荣誉奖郭沫若奖(由中国科大新创校友基金会资助)。

1.throughout the world 全世界

例句:Many board, throughout the world, simply do not understand what is required for sound oversight, or do not take the needed time or interest to do so.

在全世界范畴内,有许多组织的理事会不理解实施健全的监督需要做些什么,或没有花必要的时间与精力去这样做。

2.pass on 传递;连续;去世

例句:That is, it defines a set of default methods which just pass on events.

就是说它定义了一组默认的方法仅仅用于传递事件。

3.no longer 不再

例句:After his voice broke, he could no longer sing soprano parts.

彩53彩票他的声音突变后,他不能再唱童声高音部了。

4.take for granted 认为…理所当然

例句:But it is true that they so seldom smile that when they do we do not recognize their face, so distorted is it from the fixed mask we take for granted.

真的, 他们难得一笑。 如果他们偶尔笑了,我们会认不出他们的容貌,他们的脸会扭曲走样,不再是我们习以为常的固定不变的面具。

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