How Do Stem Cells Work?

Here Liz Bonnin from the BBC’s Bang Goes The Theory discusses stem cells, cell potency, and cell specialisation. Bonnin briefly explains the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells. The video then explores the impact that regenerative therapies could...

Vatican Hosts Conference on Advancements in Stem Cell Therapy

Vatican hosts conference on advancements in stem cell therapy The Vatican holds conference about the advancements in stem cell therapy. “These cells come from all of us; from the teeth, in your fat, in your bone marrow, they come from the umbilical cord, and the...

3D printer and living “ink” create cartilage

3D Printer Here Lawrence Bonassar describes how he has developed a technique which allows living cells to be printed with a material and go on to be used to reconstruct tissues in the body. After taking a 3D scan a printer can then be loaded with “ink”...

Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney Anthony Atala discusses the shortage of organs available for transplant and the aging population. Medicine has enabled us to live longer, however our organs tend to fail. There is now an organ shortage crisis as the number of...

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