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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Joseph DiRisi - ViroScan, a High-Tech Tool for Solving Medical Mysteries

TED Conferences LLC
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Joseph DiRisi is a molecular biologist and biochemist on the hunt for the genomic basis of illness. His lab at UCSF is focused on the cause of malaria and he also works to understand other new diseases as they crop up, such as SARS and the avian flu. His approach combines scientific rigor with a nerd's boundary-breaking enthusiasm for new techniques - one of the qualities that helped him win a MacArther "genius" grant in 2004. A self-confessed computer geek, DeRisi designed and programmed a groundbreaking tool for finding and fighting off viruses called the ViroChip, a DNA microarray that tests for the presence of all known viruses in one step. In this interesting TEDTalk, DeRisi talks about amazing new ways to diagnose viruses (and treat the illnesses they cause) using DNA.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
16 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 24, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Joseph DiRisi
Joseph DiRisi - ViroScan, a High-Tech Tool for Solving Medical Mysteries
ViroScan, a High-Tech Tool for Solving Medical Mysteries
Contents
  • Detecting A Flora of Viruses (2:38)
  • DNA Chips (3:06)
  • Fingerprinting Every Virus (3:25)
  • Virus Chip Version 3 (0:55)
  • Virus Chip Practical Applications (2:40)
  • Virus Chip Can Open New Doors (3:02)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: Joseph DiRisi - ViroScan, a High-Tech Tool for Solving Medical Mysteries (0:05)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
Publisher no.
48401 Films Media Group
Description
1streaming video file (16 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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