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Stanford engineer invents safe way to transfer energy to medical chips in the body

Electrical engineer Ada Poon has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body. The technology could provide a path toward new medical devices.

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Healthcare made with Watson. Made with IBM

IBM Watson is transforming industries like healthcare. It’s allowing doctors to correlate massive amounts of data to diagnose diseases much quicker and offer customized treatments.

Micro-organs to shape the future of personalised medicine

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are developing an artificial liver as part of a larger system of synthetic organs being built to test drugs. If successful, the technology will not only change the way drugs are developed and tested, but also provide doctors with a way to personalise treatment for patients with conditions like heart disease and cancer.

Circadian Rhythm and Your Brain’s Clock

Why do we sleep at night instead of during the day? In this episode, Hank talks about circadian rhythms, how they work, and how they regulate different processes in our bodies.

Body parts on a chip

It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications - even custom cures for one specific person.

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What are stem cells?

Is personalized medicine for individual bodies in our future? Possibly — with the use of stem cells, undifferentiated cells with the power to become any tissue in our bodies. Craig A. Kohn describes the role of these incredible, transforming cells and how scientists are harnessing their medical potential.

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Genomics Pioneer: We Are Software Driven Species

J. Craig Venter, the first scientist to sequence the human genome, describes the chemical and genetic basis of life as software. “Most people view themselves as static entities, not billions of reactions going on from constantly reading that software,” he says.

Stem Cell Guru Talks Innovation in Treating Disease

"One of the most powerful demonstrated capabilities of our company has been to look at innovation as a way to change the paradigm in the treatment of serious diseases," says Bob Hariri, founder and CEO of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics.