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TEDTalks [eVideo - Films on Demand] : Kary Mullis - Next-Gen Cure for Killer Infections

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Infobase.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2012], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drug-resistant bacteria kills, even in top hospitals. But now tough infections like staph and anthrax may be in for a surprise. Biochemist Kary Mullis, who watched a friend die when powerful antibiotics failed, explains the mechanics of a radical new cure that shows extraordinary promise in this TEDTalk. Mullis won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a way to copy a strand of DNA with a technique that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Named Person: Kary B Mullis; Kary B Mullis
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Infobase.
OCLC Number: 1027725166
Notes: Films on Demand eVideo.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on July 10, 2012.
Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (5 min.) : sd., col, digital file.
Contents: Alpha-Gal Epitope (2:11) --
Mission Accomplished (1:59) --
Credits:TEDTalks: Kary Mullis-Next-Gen Cure for Killer Infections (0:05)
Other Titles: Kary Mullis
Kary Mullis - Next-Gen Cure for Killer Infections
Next-Gen Cure for Killer Infections
Responsibility: TED Conferences LLC.

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Drug-resistant bacteria kills, even in top hospitals. But now tough infections like staph and anthrax may be in for a surprise. Biochemist Kary Mullis, who watched a friend die when powerful antibiotics failed, explains the mechanics of a radical new cure that shows extraordinary promise in this TEDTalk. Mullis won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a way to copy a strand of DNA with a technique that jumpstarted the 1990s' biotechnology revolution.

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