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NPR audio links on stem cell therapy

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - Stem Cell Guru

Looking for interesting information on stem cell therapy? One nice resource is National Public Radio where doctors and researchers are given time to really explain what they are doing outside the short time limits typically imposed by television.

Stem Cells & Heart Talk of the Nation March 14, 2003.

"Doctors in Michigan have used a patient's own stem cells to help repair his damaged heart. Host Ira Flatow and guests discuss this promising new experimental treatment."

This program discusses one of the first (perhaps the very first) uses of stem cells on a human heart outside of a clinical trial.

Stem Cell Research and Heart Repairs Talk of the Nation July 8, 2005.

"An update on research efforts that are exploring the use of stem cells to fix damaged hearts"

A discussion with Chuck Murray from the University of Washington on heart muscle stem cells. Murray's past work involves transplanting muscle stem cells to the heart.

Using Stem Cells for Heart Damage Talk of the Nation December 17, 2004.

"Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that they've had luck in isolating and growing adult stem cells taken from tissue samples, and may be able to use those cells to help generate new tissue to heal the heart after an attack."

Yet another research group that hopes to treat people for heart disease using stem cells. We have commented on the Johns Hopkins group, but listen for yourselves on what they are doing.

Stem Cell Therapy For Heart Patients Talk of the Nation April 30, 2004.

"Can injecting stem cells into heart patients improve blood flow? In this hour, we'll look at a new treatment for heart disease that uses the patient's own bone marrow to restore heart function."

We've posted this link before. It is Amit Patel's NPR interview, but worth another listen along with the others.


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