28 Sep '12, 6pm

Harvesting Blood From Limpets for a Cancer Vaccine: Using a California snail to treat Alzheimer’s and autoimmune...

This segment is part of the IEEE Spectrum series “The New Medicine ” Susan Hassler: Sometimes new medical technology comes from very unexpected places. In Southern California, researchers have found a way to grow an unusual marine snail that may play a major role in the vaccines of the future. Lauren Sommer went to explore this unique laboratory site. Lauren Sommer: When you think of cancer treatment, this probably isn’t the scene you’d imagine. But this rocky strip of land in Port Hueneme in Southern California is home to a unique medical facility. Brandon Lincicum: So, what you’re seeing right now is—this is our primary production seawater system. Essentially, we pump nutrient-rich seawater right over here from the port. Lauren Sommer: Brandon Lincicum is the aquaculture manager for Stellar Biotechnologies. We’re standing next to large tanks just a stone’s throw from the...

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