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Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine and the Heart

When need is one step ahead of science

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine and the Heart (10/16/2005)

Presentation Transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

    What did Dr. Piero Anversa and Dr. Donald Orlic announce in April 2001?
  1. Why is the heart a logical starting point for exploring the potential of regenerative medicine?
  2. Why are some scientists asking for more research before doctors continue experimental studies in humans with heart conditions?
  3. Could stem cell use in heart disease eventually replace heart transplants?
  4. According to the National Institutes of Health, what are some of the questions that still must be answered?

Related Links

Stem cell heart cure to be tested (BBC News)
Doctors have launched a trial to test whether heart disease can be treated using a patient's own stem cells.

A New Vision - A Future for Regenerative Medicine (U. S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)
One approach that shows great promise for treatment and cure of life-threatening diseases

Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine (The National Academies Press)
Stem cell research from the perspective of scientists engaged in stem cell research, philosophers, ethicists, and legal scholars. This book can be read online.

Stem Cell Research and Heart Repairs (National Public Radio)
An update on research efforts that are exploring the use of stem cells to fix damaged hearts.

Stem cells could repair hearts (BBC News)
Researchers have shown that stem cell therapy could help repair failing hearts

Repairing The Engines Of Life (Business Week)
Can stem cells heal ailing hearts and brains?

Heart Disease Funding (Case Western Reserve University)
A look at Arteriocyte

Links updated: 26 January 2009

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