At various points in the history of medical science, there were diseases that were deemed incurable. Some of these perceived “incurable” diseases, which cures were found for in the 20th century include diphtheria, malaria, measles, pertussis, pneumococcal disease, polio, tetanus, typhoid fever, yellow fever, and smallpox. Breakthroughs in biomedical research led to vaccinations and medications that are common today, and can cure these illnesses. On this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Kambiz Shekdar, biotech inventor, founder and president of the Research Foundation to Cure Aids, and former Chief Scientific Officer of Chromocell Corporation, to talk about promising stem cell research and pursuit of the cure for AIDS, as well as some hindrances in the realm of medical science and society which delay our ability to achieve what scientists of the early 20th century were able to in their laboratories. We’ll also talk about RFTCA’s upcoming Halloween Masquerade Ball in NYC!