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Curing the incurable

Author: Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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(Producer) Very soon, a cure for degenerative diseases may become a reality. This program examines the use of cell replacement therapy to reverse the damage of stroke, MS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and similar afflictions. The first-ever human trials using genetically engineered cancer cells to repair brain damage are applauded, but Stanford University's Irving Weissman questions the wisdom of using cancer cells for  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 46565885
Notes: Subtitle from container: Cell replacement therapy.
Credits: Music, Julian Stewart Lindsay ; special effects, I-330 ; online editor, Ewen McLeod ; offline editor, Martin Lee ; photography, Ian Liggett.
Performer(s): Narrator, David Malone.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Responsibility: a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; a Boa Picture Company Production for Channel 4.

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(Producer) Very soon, a cure for degenerative diseases may become a reality. This program examines the use of cell replacement therapy to reverse the damage of stroke, MS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and similar afflictions. The first-ever human trials using genetically engineered cancer cells to repair brain damage are applauded, but Stanford University's Irving Weissman questions the wisdom of using cancer cells for regenerative purposes. Will stem cells really provide the miraculous magic bullet? What will be the social impact of such a breakthrough-and who will have access to the pricey therapy?

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