Cuba's Creative Approach to Medicine

Premiere DateMar 23, 2016
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
01:15 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Thomas Rothstein
05:00 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Cuban Lung Vaccine
08:00 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Working together to cure cancer
11:22 The Daily Beat Outro
12:18 Gaunt Kiasmos
17:32 Finish

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This week on the Daily Beat: We chat with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, to learn about his work with Cuban doctors for the lung cancer vaccine called Racotumomab.

Today on the Daily Beat, Wednesday March 23, 2016: We continue to speak with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has for six years worked with the Center for Molecular Immunology on another vaccine to treat lung cancer called Racotumomab, with an entirely different mechanism. (It messes with a particular lipid found in tumor cell membranes.)

“Investigators from around the world are trying to crack the nut of cancer,” Rothstein says in an interview with Wired.com. “The Cubans are thinking in ways that are novel and clever.”

HOST Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…

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