Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our Health

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robin L. Smith , Max Gomez
Narrator: Randye Kaye
Genres: Health & Wellness, Science & Technology
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: October 2017
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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Overview

Promising treatments now in more than 35,000 clinical trials could have dramatic impacts on cancer, autoimmune diseases, organ replacement, heart disease, and even aging itself. These treatments, which are saving the lives of patients in the trials, will soon be rolled to the medical community at large. The key to these breakthroughs is the use of living cells as medicine instead of traditional drugs. Research has found that our bodies are virtual treasure troves of adult cells that act as agents of remarkable healing and repair. These cells have been called adult stem cells because they resemble embryonic cells in their ability to transform into many other cell types but without the ethical and moral concerns of embryonic cells. Adult cells can reprogram cells to work more efficiently. They can also carry edited genetic code to repair mistakes, and deliver targeted therapies, allowing them to address and even cure many diseases affecting children and adults. The applications of these cellular therapies are broad and growing. Regenerative medicine allows doctors to repair injured and aging tissues and, incredibly, to create artificial body parts and organs in the lab.

Author Details

Author Details

Smith, Robin L.

Robin L. Smith, MD, is a global thought leader in the regenerative medicine industry, one of the fastest growing segments of modern-day medicine. She has received the Women of Power and Influence Award from the National Organization for Women (NOW) and is the 2014 winner of the Brava Award.

Gomez, Max

Max Gomez, PhD, has produced award-winning health and science segments for network stations in New York and Philadelphia. He has reported for Dateline, Today Show, and 48 Hours. Over more than three decades, he's earned nine Emmy Awards, three NY State Broadcaster's Association awards, and UPI's "best documentary award."