GM and VP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Associate Vice Chair for Research, Johns Hopkins Medicine
THIS WEBINAR WILL BE GIVEN IN SPANISH
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017, 11AM EDT (MONTREAL TIME)
CHAGAS Y TRANSPLANTE / CHAGAS DISEASE AND TRANSPLANTATION
Lanka’s first ever heart transplant: Eight hours of marathon surgery
July 9 - Sri Lanka’s first-ever heart transplant was performed on Friday night at the Kandy Teaching Hospital, launching the country’s urgently-needed Heart and Lung Transplantation Programme.
Medical tourism in spotlight as experts call for tighter regulation
July 5 - Countries should unite to tackle unscrupulous advertising of unproven therapies involving stem cells, experts say. An international group of leading experts has called for tighter regulation of so-called stem cell tourism. This involves patients travelling to other countries, where medical regulations are less strict, for treatment with potentially unsafe therapies.
Scientists Upload a Galloping Horse GIF Into Bacteria With Crispr
Researchers have created for the first time a living library, embedded within, you guessed it: E. coli. In a paper published today in Nature, Harvard researchers1 describe using a Crispr system to insert bits of DNA encoded with photos and a GIF of a galloping horse into live bacteria. When the scientists retrieved and reconstructed the images by sequencing the bacterial genomes, they got back the same images they put in with about 90 percent accuracy.