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Video: Air pollution can lead to heart disease

Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have determined that the very air we breathe can be an invisible catalyst to cardiovascular disease.

Video: Minimally invasive cardiac procedures

Michael Fischbein of the Stanford University Medical Center reviews advances in cardiac surgical procedures including new therapeutic approaches to treat valvular disease, heart failure/heart transplantation, and aortic disease.

Video: Stem Cells and the End of Aging

This Howard Hughes Medical Institute video features Nadia Rosenthal, senior scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, as she discusses recent discoveries concerning the location and characteristics of adult stem cells.

Video: How the Spinal Cord Controls Movement

Thomas M. Jessell, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, examines the neural circuits that control our movements.

A ‘super plastic’ to treat heart failure

A NASA technology that was developed for an aerospace high-speed research programme is now used as an implantable device for heart surgery

Breakthroughs in cancer treatment

Recent developments in cancer treatment are not only making the lives of cancer patients less painful, but are also improving their quality of life

Video: Why not regrow defective organs?

Alan Russell talks at TED.com about regenerative medicine -- a radical idea of dealing with disease and injury -- signal the body to rebuild itself.

New technology to detect breast cancer

An inexpensive screening procedure for early, non-invasive detection of breast cancer

A new dimension to joint replacement

Recent surgical techniques, specific design of artificial joints and computer-assisted surgery have given a new dimension to the science of joint replacement.
Husband and wife living strong and healthy

Live Long, Live Strong

Modern biomedical researchers have made great progress in cracking the mystery of aging


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