Stem Cell Video Lectures





Stem Cells: Lecture Series

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mind2006 Holiday Lectures 
Potent Biology: 
Stem Cells, Cloning, and Regeneration


Lecture 1 — Understanding Embryonic Stem Cells, by Douglas A. Melton, Ph.D. 
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Lecture 2 — Adult Stem Cells and Regeneration, by Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D.
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Lecture 3 — Coaxing Embryonic Stem Cells, by Douglas A. Melton, Ph.D.
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Lecture 4 — Stem Cells and the End of Aging, by Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D.
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Discussion Session — Stem Cell Research: Policies and Ethics 
Panelists: Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D., University of Virginia; Debra J.H. Mathews, Ph.D., M.A., Johns Hopkins University 
Moderators: Douglas A. Melton, Ph.D., Harvard University; Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D., EMBL Laboratories

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Beyond the Headlines: Making Sense of the Stem Cell Debate - MIT World Video Series

Form from the Formless: The Awesome Power of the Embryo - MIT World Video Series

How does a single cell become a complex organism? The fascination and challenge of this question, says Hazel Sive, “drives me out of bed each day, makes me work long hours and keeps me excited about coming here.” Sive’s Whitehead lab investigates developing embryos for clues about how cells organize and form tissues and organs. Not only must an embryo determine what kinds of cells to grow, it must also place them in precise patterns, along three dimensions. 

Mammalian Cloning and Stem Cell Therapy: Problems and Promise - MIT World Video Lecture Series

In this talk, leading genetist Rudolf Jaenisch delivers a clear overview of the challenges facing the cloning, dispelling many of the misconceptions about cloning that are pervasive in popular media. 

Stem Cells: Programming and Personalized Medicine - MIT World Video Lecture Series

After years of relentless lab work, rising and falling expectations, and the challenge of a sometimes hostile public, Rudolf Jaenisch says, “The scenario that looked like a fantasy … has come closer to reality. We can study complex human diseases in a Petri dish and potentially contribute to therapy.” In this lecture, Jaenisch describes the history of stem cell research and recent progress -- a story in which he has played a central role.