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Gene therapy is a method for treating inherited diseases by delivering corrective versions of genes to patients. Dr. Jean Bennett and Dr. Albert Maguire focused their careers on developing a successful gene therapy for an inherited form of childhood blindness called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). This documentary tells the story of how the LCA gene therapy was developed. Students will learn how autosomal recessive conditions are inherited, how scientists can use modified viruses to deliver human genes to cells, what makes the eye an ideal tissue for gene therapy, and how model organisms are used to test treatments before they are tested in patients.
Watch the story of how gene therapy restored the sight of a nearly-blind young patient. Told from the perspective of two researchers who spent over 25 years working to develop this breakthrough technology, this short film chronicles their successes and challenges, and illustrates how the method works to treat inherited conditions.
Nano expert Will Hughes from Boise State University discusses the current and potential uses of nanotechnology in the field of medicine. Part of the “Ask a Scientist” series.
What great discovery is yet to be made from coral reef habitats? Some researchers believe they may hold the key to new developments in medicine. Part of the "Coral Comeback" series.
Imagine having the ability to manipulate light waves in order to see through a skull right into the brain, or being able to use lasers to diagnose a bacterial infection in a matter of minutes. At the Center for Biophotonic Sensors and Systems (CBSS) at Boston University, technologies enabling these abilities and many others are coming to light. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), mechanical engineer Thomas Bifano and his colleagues are developing optical microscopes that can image deep into biological tissue, helping scientists observe molecular-scale activity. Their goal is to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”
Patients who have suffered devastating facial injuries sometimes go to great lengths to hide themselves from public view. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, civil and mechanical engineer Glaucio Paulino saw the possibilities of combining engineering and medical skills to tackle the complex challenge of facial reconstruction. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”
Some bandages are embedded with medicine to treat wounds, but researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have something much more sophisticated in mind for the future of chronic wound care. With support from the National Science Foundation, engineer Ali Khademhosseini and a multidisciplinary team are bringing together advances in sensors, biomaterials, tissue engineering, microsystems technology, and microelectronics to create “smart bandages” for wounds that require ongoing care. The devices, known collectively as flexible bioelectronics, will do much more than deliver medicine. They will be able to monitor all the vital signs of the healing process and make adjustments when needed, as well as communicate the information to health professionals who are off-site.
The 2013 Colombian Engineering Meeting gathered private sector business and government agencies related to the field of engineering. Some of the areas of focus included alternative energy resources, medicine through TV, basic sciences for engineers, and many other things.
Cyborg technology is a revolutionary development in rehabilitation medicine. It allows the brain and nervous system to manipulate specially engineered devices that help people regain the use of impaired body function. Once a dream of science fiction, this revolutionary technology is now becoming a reality. Demostrates a deep brain stimulation that can help stop the violent shaking of victims of Parkinson's disease. Presents two professors from the State University of New York and Duke University who discuss their cutting-edge research.
In the top story, Katie speaks with a group of teens who are raising money for Save the Children. Save the Children is an organization that helps kids around the world by providing food, shelter, medicine, and a brighter future. Eden debunks some common health advice. She gets the facts on: going outside with wet hair, how long gum stays in your stomach, whether or not milk actually helps people sleep, and if scaring someone is an effective cure for hiccups. Magdalene reports on the internal navigation of humpbacked whales. Scientists have found that humpbacked whales can do a thousand-mile trip in almost a perfectly straight line. Other segments include the history behind Florida's state flag and the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Part of the "Teen Kids News" series.
Introduces viewers to dirt's fascinating history. Four billion years of evolution have created the dirt that recycles our water, gives us food, provides us shelter, and that can be used as a source of medicine, beauty and culture.
A main goal of the 2013 Colombian Engineering Meeting was to gather teachers, students, researchers, professional associations, and the private sector to discuss issues related to engineering. This important event showed technological and theoretical advances of the wide world of engineering.
A team visits a medical center to learn how medical equipment and procedures were developed for biomedical technology. They also discuss how biomedical technology is applied in medicine. Part of Invisible Science and Technology Surrounding Series.
So many technological developments have taken place this century that enable medical professionals to practice medicine at a distance. Thanks to information technologies it is no longer necessary to go to the doctor's office for a checkup or diagnosis. Doctors now have the ability to take vital signs, perform tests, or even operate from a distant location.
This segment tackles migraine headaches and how they can interfere with daily life. Experts also discuss the triggers associated with migraines such as caffeine, dehydration, and stress. Part of the "Teen Kids News" series.
Chris Pulliam is a product manager at Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies. He specializes in designing equipment that monitors different signals the body generates. Biomedical engineers work at the intersection of medicine and engineering. Part of the "Career Connections" series.
The immune system defends the body from pathogens that cause disease. Scientists have been able to develop vaccines to prevent the spread of deadly diseases. They continue to research new vaccines and pathways to eradicate potentially harmful viruses. Part of the "Real World Science" series.
Introduces the social and health aspects of good personal hygiene. Demonstrates the correct way to wash hands and bathe, as well as how to take care of hair and nails. Discusses the importance of wearing sunscreen, protecting skin from bumps, bites and itches, and keeping hair and nails clean and groomed.
Part of the "Branches on the Tree of Life" series. Describes the discovery of viruses and their structure, how viruses are studied, how they infect their hosts, and how they replicate. Provides details on the T-4 bacteriophage and retroviruses, such as HIV.
Radioactivity is all around us and comes from a variety of sources. There are three types of radiation, and experiments show the differences in the penetrating power of each one. A major use of radioactivity is in nuclear medicine. Discusses the half-life of radiation and how to calculate it.
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