Making Pluripotent Stem Cells

Making Pluripotent Stem Cells

(upbeat music) – [Narrator] Pluripotent stem cells are critically important to the work of the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program. They allow the Muotri Lab to grow neurons with neurological defects, and Karl Wahlin’s Lab to grow retinal cells with eye diseases, so they can try to find cures. But how are they made?…

MIT Professor Catherine Drennan on Her Dyslexia and Its Advantages

MIT Professor Catherine Drennan on Her Dyslexia and Its Advantages

[Dr. Drennan] “Wow…you must be smart!” That’s what people say to me when the conversation comes around, and they find out what I do for a living. So, I am a professor of Chemistry and Biology in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology known as M.I.T. They say, “Wow…M.I.T., wow…professor…You must be smart!” Sometimes they say…

Will We Ever Cure Breast Cancer?

Will We Ever Cure Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, right behind skin cancer. While it largely affects women, it can also occur in men. Fortunately, thanks to awareness, early detection, and research, survival rates have increased but there’s still a lot we’re learning. So how far have we come…

For Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs: The Campaign for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

For Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs: The Campaign for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

>>Who’s behind a breakthrough?>>Who makes possible>>The care>>The innovation>>The Education>>That helps millions of children each year.>>Who makes the difference?>>That makes the difference.>>One answer is our life-changing team of more than 14,000 physicians, nurses, researchers and staff — from the world’s first pediatric bilateral hand transplant to understanding the genetics of autism; from new ways to care…