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A ghost heart?A ghost heart?

Posted By Michelle Quint

Here’s a treat for Valentine’s Day (in addition to this playlist of TED Talks about love): Below, take a close-up look at a decellularized “ghost heart.” This heart can serve as a scaffold upon which to grow a working heart from human stem cells. Researchers at the Texas Heart Institute created it by stripping all […]


Looking into the future: A stem cell development to cure blindness, plus a playlist of visionary talksLooking into the future: A stem cell development to cure blindness, plus a playlist of visionary talks

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

Scientists in London have achieved a significant breakthrough on the road to curing blindness this week. Certain kinds of blindness are caused when photoreceptors — the cells in the retina that react with light and send an electrical signal to the brain — die off. Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London have, […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Regenerating hope: TEDGlobal 2013 with Siddharthan ChandranRegenerating hope: TEDGlobal 2013 with Siddharthan Chandran

Posted By Karen Eng

Regenerative neurologist Siddharthan Chandran asks whether we can repair the damaged brain. Here’s the problem: Humanity is facing an epidemic of fast-progressing, devastating neurological disease such as Alzheimer’s, motor neuron disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and Huntington’s. Collectively, this is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. Over 35 million people are affected, […]


10 talks on the future of stem cell medicine10 talks on the future of stem cell medicine

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Will the next generation think about diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes the way we think about polio and the whooping cough? Susan Solomon, the co-founder of the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), certainly hopes so. In this fascinating talk from TEDGlobal 2012, Solomon delves into the foundation’s work on research with stem cells, which […]