Salamanders can regrow limbs, and with the help of stem cells, so, too, can humans. The subject of stem cell research provokes much controversy, but in this enlightening presentation, Eckhard Alt, a professor of medicine, attempts to dispel fears surrounding this nascent science. Alt’s viewpoint is unabashedly biased, and he cherry-picks only case studies with positive outcomes; his business, after all, is stem cell therapy. But even the Vatican is getting on board, which may sway opponents with moral objections to this revolutionary development. To impart his esoteric know-how effectively to a lay audience, Alt fortifies his talk with graphs, images and videos. getAbstract recommends his astounding oration to anyone interested in the future of medicine.
About the Speaker
Eckhard Alt founded ISAR Klinikum, a Munich hospital, and is the chairman of InGeneron, a biotechnology firm.