McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Director, Alan Russell, PhD (pictured), recently was a feature interview on the “Big Think” online forum. His conversation, “The World of Regenerative Medicine,” provided a timely update on regenerative medicine and its current and future impact on health-related issues.
“Regenerative medicine captures the body’s ability to heal itself and accelerates that to a clinically relevant time scale,” said Dr. Russell. “Within our body, we have many natural mechanisms which allow us to heal, but they just take place rather slowly and possibly not quickly enough to defeat a disease. If we can understand how the body communicates with itself at a very scientific and biologic basis, then we can learn to intervene in that discussion that the body is having and get it to steer a different course.”
Other questions answered by Dr. Russell during the interview included
- How can regenerative medicine revolutionize healthcare?
- Why did you decide to specialize in it?
- Can regenerative medicine aid in prevention?
- Can regenerative medicine cure cancer?
- Where is regenerative medicine going from here?
See Dr. Russell’s interview…
The Healthcare Conversation, MSNBC
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Bio: Dr. Alan Russell