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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that

Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient’s bedside.

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Prototype provides pedestrian power

A group of Rice University mechanical engineering students are getting a charge out of having the coolest new shoes on campus. As their capstone project that is required for graduation, four seniors created a way to extract and store energy with every step. Their PediPower shoes turn motion into juice for portable electronics and, perhaps someday, for life-preserving medical devices.

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Medicare’s Blue Button: Data is ‘Oxygen for Innovation’

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discusses how venture capital is a driver in healthcare information technology and data tools like The Blue Button.

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Decades-old stroke damage reversible with oxygen therapy

Up to 20 years after suffering a stroke, patients in Israel are reporting remarkable improvements in brain function with calibrated oxygen treatments inside hyperbaric chambers. While treating stroke patients with hyperbaric oxygen is nothing new, the fact that it can be effective after so many years is an exciting new development according to specialists at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center.

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