3 Must Watch TEDx Talks About Stem Cell Research

TEDx talks are an excellent resource to learn about a myriad of subjects. They’re available on almost any subject and you can watch most of them in 18 minutes or less. This week instead of our traditional roundup, we are featuring a roundup of talks that caught our eye by speakers who are involved with CIRM.  

1. Stemming Vision Loss with Stem Cells by Dr. Dennis Clegg


Dr. Clegg earned his BS degree in biochemistry at UC Davis and his PhD in biochemistry at UC Berkeley, where he used emerging methods in recombinant DNA to study the sensory transduction systems of bacteria.

He is the co-founder of  Regenerative Patch Technologies (RPT), which is running a CIRM-funded clinical trial targeting age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

2. Childhood Poverty by Dr. Bert Lubin


Bertram Lubin, MD, is the first pediatrician to serve as president and chief executive officer in the 100-year history of Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland.

He is a former a CIRM Board Member. And his talk discusses childhood poverty and the shocking correlations between childhood poverty and disease.

3. Artificial Retinas for the Blind by Mark Humayun


Dr. Humayun is a CIRM funded professor of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, and Cell and Neurobiology at the Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He has spent years developing this therapy and so it’s understandable that he might be a little nervous finally getting a chance to see if it works in people.

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