One of the best places to go for information on the rapidly moving field of stem cells is TED Talks. TED is a “nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks,” given in 18 minutes or less.
TED Talks on Stem Cells
In this article:
- What are TED Talks
- TED Talks Topics on Stem Cells
- Criteria for Choosing the Top 5 TED Talks about Stem Cells
- Top 5 Most Inspiring TED Talks About Stem Cells
What are TED Talks for Stem Cell Research
What are TED Talks
It was founded more than 30 years ago (1984) as a conference where “Technology, Entertainment and Design converged,” but it took until online video became widely available for TED to break into the public consciousness on a large scale. Now, these short talks given by thought leaders around the world are captured on video and stored on TED website as high-quality, high-definition footage.
Today, TED talks cover a massive range of topics in more than 100 languages. There is also a “TED Talk” app so that you can watch footage on your phone, tablet, or TV. Simply put, the term “TED Talk” has become a part of the public vocabulary.
TED Talks Topics: Stem Cells
Importantly, stem cell topics have broken on the “TED scene” as an important area of conversation. At my last count, I found more than 70 talks that mentioned stem cells within the transcript.
Therefore, to honor the thought-leaders who are spreading incredible ideas involving stem cells, today’s post presents the “Top 5 TED Talks about Stem Cells.” Each one of them makes for a fascinating and inspiring watch.
Criteria for Choosing the Top 5 TED Talks about Stem Cells
The criteria used for choosing the top TED talks about stem cells were the following:
- Total number of views
- Specificity of the topic to stem cells
- Total number of shares across social platforms
- Total number of comments/discussion (“engagement”)
Based on these criteria, the following five videos were winners.
Top 5 Most Inspiring TED Talks About Stem Cells
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