- By Dana Sparks
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine 101 (pkg)
Stem cells and their use in regenerative medicine have been in the news a lot lately. But, do you really know what they are and what they do?
Physicians and researchers in the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic say their work is developing completely new ways to treat and manage chronic diseases like diabetes, heart failure, or even degenerative nerve, bone and joint conditions. And in December, international experts will meet at the World Stem Cell Summit, to continue exploring and sharing ideas about the future of regenerative medicine. Here are some 101 basics of how this science benefits patients. [TRT 2:18]
In addition to the reporter video pkg./script, stem cell animation and a sound bite with Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, are also available in the downloads above. Click here for news release.
Expert title for broadacst cg: Dr. Andre Terzic, Mayo Clinic Cardiologist