- To grow an organ
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made strides in human tissue research by creating a heart that beats outside the body. Midmorning asks what's on the horizon for tissue engineering and stem cell research.9:06 a.m.
Doris Taylor: Lead researcher on the team that created the first beating heart outside of the body. She is also director of the center for cardiovascular repair at the University of Minnesota.
Buddy Ratner: Professor of bioengineering and director of engineered biomaterials at the University of Washington.
Robert Nerem: Director of Georgia Tech/Emory Center for Regenerative Medicine.
- Can the binge drinking problem be solved?
In the second part of the conversation on excessive alcohol consumption, Kerri Miller and her guests talk about what can be done to curb risky drinking and save lives.10:06 a.m.
James Rothenberger: Emeritus professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Traci Toomey: Associate professor of epidemiology at University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Mike Gillilan: Interim Associate Vice President for Student Life and Development at St. Cloud State.
Carol Falkowski: Director of the Chemical Health Division at the
Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Ed Ehlinger, MD: Director of the Boynton Health Service at the University of Minnesota
- The CIA tapes inquiry
Midmorning follows the criminal investigation into the destruction of CIA tapes documenting interrogations of two Al Qaeda lieutenants. A full committee hearing is expected this afternoon.10:45 a.m.
Mark Mazzetti: National security correspondent for The New York Times.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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