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Extraordinary Measures with Scientist Dr. Adrian Krainer (Science on Screen)
Cinema Arts Centre
Huntington, NY
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Extraordinary Measures with Scientist Dr. Adrian Krainer (Science on Screen)
Science on Screen
EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES
Starring Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser
Guest Speaker: Dr. Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Dr. Adrian Krainer is a Professor of Molecular Genetics, St. Giles Foundation, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  Dr. Krainer's research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory involves gene expression and gene splicing in genetic diseases and cancer.  Extraordinary Measures is a drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder.  Using the film as a springboard, Dr. Krainer will discuss his genetic research, particularly as it pertains to disease therapy and treatment.

extraordinary_measures06Extraordinary Measures is a medical drama adapted from a nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize journalist Geeta Anand, "The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Millionand Bucked the Medical Establishmentin a Quest to Save His Children."  John (Brendan Fraser) is a biotechnology executive whose two youngest children are afflicted with Pompe disease or acid maltase deficiency.  John tracks down a reclusive research scientist who doesn't play well with others, Robert Stomehill (Harrison Ford) and Along with his wife Aileen (Keri Russell), raises money for Stomehill's research, forming a new bio-tech company to develop a drug to treat Pompe.    (USA, 2012, 126 min.)

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Cinema Arts Centre (View)
423 Park Ave.
Huntington, NY 11743
United States


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Film > Movies

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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