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Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED DEC 2013 • TEDxBoston 2013

It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years.

In this well-explained talk at TED, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications — even custom cures for one specific person.