Organ-on-a-Chip Improves Reproductive Research

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • May 17, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 16:48 mins

Guest: Joanna Burdette, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago For the first time, doctors have recreated a woman’s entire reproductive system in the laboratory—uterus, ovaries and all. It even has a 28-day menstrual cycle. The hope is scientists can use it to discover and test new treatments for birth control, infertility, endometriosis.  Professor Joanna Burdette helped design this working model, which is named EVATAR.

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Guest: Hans Breiter, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University; Director, Laboratory of Neuroimaging and Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital No one can predict the future completely, but mathematical models and the right kind of data can predict much about our future behavior, such as when we’re likely to buy a new car or who we’re likely to vote for in the next election. So, what if the same approach could be used to predict bad behaviors – like who’s going to commit a crime? If this sounds like the Tom Cruise movie, “Minority Report,” you’re not wrong. New research could help us stop violence before it stops, but there are ethical and privacy considerations to address.