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What's Up, Doc? Is Biomedical Research Really Close to Curing Anything?

Douglas Melton, Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University

A century ago, people would suffer and die from what we now consider routine bacterial infections. With the discovery of penicillin, a miracle occurred where it became possible to cure people who previously had been left for dead. We're now at the edge of a similar revolution due to remarkable innovations in the field of regenerative biology. In this lecture, Dr. Douglas Melton introduces the astounding advances being made today to unlock the powerful potential hidden within our own cells. Cloning, regeneration, "man-made" stem cells, an end to aging as we know it; these may all sound like science fiction, but they're closer than you think.

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Originally released September 2011.

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