Loading…

Nina Tandon:
Could tissue engineering mean personalized medicine?

TEDGlobal 2012 · 6:19 · Filmed Jun 2012
Subtitles available in 30 languages
View interactive transcript
925,375 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!
Nina Tandon: Could tissue engineering mean personalized medicine?
6:19 · Filmed June 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012 · Subtitles available in 30 languages

Each of our bodies is utterly unique, which is a lovely thought until it comes to treating an illness — when every body reacts differently, often unpredictably, to standard treatment. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips. (Call it extremely personalized medicine.)

Tissue engineering researcher
Nina Tandon studies ways to use electrical signals to grow artificial tissues for transplants and other therapies. Full bio
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Discuss

140 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Please or sign up to add comments.
Sort comments by
There are currently no comments for this talk.