Creating stem cells out of adult cells. Amazing. Winning a Nobel Prize. Amazing. Saving lives potentially? Outstanding.
Check out this video from David Prager and Glenn McElhose, formerly of Revision3, which sold to Discovery Channel, and Diggnation fame. The fellas have visited a Nobel Prize winning lab doing some really outstanding things. It’s not often that you get to catch a glimpse of the inner-workings of labs like this, but science is cool.
This is like some Mr. Wizard meets Bill Nye meets Diggnation type stuff. Let’s take a look.
Prager and Glenn take a field trip down the street to visit their friend Anne Holden who works at the Gladstone Institutes, where one of their scientists, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, just won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine. The prize was awarded for his 2007 discovery of how to turn back the biological clock-by transforming ordinary adult skin cells into cells that, like embryonic stem cells, can develop into virtually any type of cell in the body. Gladstone research scientists Kathryn Ivy, Kimberly Cordes and Mark White explain how they use this award-winning discovery in their own research-revealing this technology’s boundless potential for treating, preventing and ultimately curing some of the world’s most deadly diseases.
I would like more shows like Toasted Donut, please.
Are you super into science? Then you probably got a kick out of that. Now enjoy your Tuesday and be the best you that you can be.
Revision3 is a TV network for the web, which creates and produces its own original entertainment and content. The content is designed for an Internet-savvy audience that seeks quality content about specific, narrow and in-depth topics, but quick production time that leverages lower costs. With the proliferation of mobile video, iPods, Tivo and other Internet-connected set-top-boxes, Revision3 believes that tailored, on-demand video will continue to increase in importance versus traditional broadcast content developed for very broad audiences. Revision3...
David Prager is an advisor and investor in consumer Internet and media technology companies including Yardsale, XDN, and Zuckerberg Media. He is also a co-host and frequent guest on various technology and culture-based web shows and podcasts. As a pioneer in the emerging medium of Internet video-on-demand programming, Prager co-founded Internet television network Revision3 with Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose in 2005. Throughout various periods during his 7 year tenure at Revision3, he managed multiple aspects of the business including...