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TEDx Talks by ASPET Members

Building an Astronaut's First Aid Kit | Virginia Wotring | TEDxFoggyBottom

What does it take to get astronauts to Mars? Hear Dr. Virginia Wotring discuss her work in the field of space pharmacology, the changes that the human body undergoes in the spaceflight environment and her critical role in making space travel healthier and more productive for different kinds of astronauts.

Breakthrough Medicines for Serious Brain Disorders | Jeffrey Conn | TEDxNashville

Dr. Conn is the Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology, and founding Director of the Program in Translational Neuropharmacology and the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. He started the new program in drug discovery with a primary mission of facilitating translation of recent advances in basic science to novel therapeutics.  

Making Transgenic Fish to Detect Pollutants in Water | Daniel W Nebert | TEDxCincinnatiChange

Daniel Nebert, MD is an expert in the field of evolutionary genetics and genomics. As professor of Environmental Health and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center since 1989, Dr. Nebert developed the Glo-Fish Project. By injecting green fluorescent protein, or GFP, into the fertilized eggs of zebrafish, Dr. Nebert was able to determine aquaticpollution levels in reservoirs and creeks as the GFP gene responded to these pollutants. Following exposure to the pollutants, the zebrafish could then be detoxified in clean water and reused many times over the course of their three-year life span. Dr. Nebert will talk about the practical implications of this project and how we, as individuals, can get involved.  

So There Is No Free Will. Now What? | Robert C. Speth | TEDxNSU

With the sequencing of the human genome and advances in neuroscience, along with discoveries in the fields of epigenetics and social sciences, we have opened a Pandora's Box. Dr. Speth from Nova Southeastern University gives a talk titled “So There Is No Free Will. Now What?”  

Regenerative Medicine: The Future of Tissue Repair | George Christ | TEDxUVA

Modern medicine can treat severe injuries like never before, but even with today's technology, there are limits to the healing of tissue in wounded adults. In an optimistic glimpse into the future, Dr. George Christ introduces the growing concept of regenerative medicine, and its role in the healing of veterans and civilians.

Dr. George Christ is a professor of biomedical engineering and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Virginia. He is also the director of basic and translational research in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the UVA Medical School. He is also a co-inventor of more than 26 patents related to gene therapy for the treatment of human smooth muscle disorders and tissue engineering technologies.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more here.

The Value of Drug Addiction Research | Michael Nader | TEDxWakeForestU

Michael Nader from the Wake Forest Primate Center presents his talk titled "The Value of Drug Addiction Research". He suggests that we are approaching the problem of drug addiction in the wrong manner, and we need to reassess our current policies.  

Printing a Human Kidney | Anthony Atala | TED2011

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala's young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.  

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