TEDTalks - Eva Vertes: My Dream about the Future of Medicine
About this talk: Eva Vertes -- only 19 when she gave this talk -- discusses her journey toward studying medicine and her drive to understand the roots of cancer and Alzheimer's
Time 19:00 minutes; Filmed February 2005; Posted on TED: October 2006
About Eva Vertes: Eva Vertes is a microbiology prodigy. Her discovery, at age 17, of a compound that stops fruit-fly brain cells from dying was regarded as a step toward curing Alzheimer's. Now she aims to find better ways to treat - and avoid - cancer.
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