Big Picture Science – Fundest Show Ever: Joseph DeSimone
by Gary Niederhoff on May 13, 2013
Part 12 of Fundest Show Ever, featuring Joseph DeSimone, professor of chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and chemical engineering at North Carolina State University, on the development of synthetic blood cells.
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