Not too long ago I had the opportunity to interview Mark Bleyer, President of Cook Biotech and Mike Hiles, Ph.D., VP of Research and Lead Research Scientist at Cook Biotech.
We talked about exactly some of the same things shown here by Dr. Oz. The product is called Biodesign from Cook Medical. She had the man who’s finger grew back with pixie dust on the show.
The pixie dust, originally posted here months back.
Watch the video at the link from this year’s TED presentation, Allen Russell from the University of Pittsburgh.
Back to Oprah and Dr. Oz, watch this fascinating tour of a a lab growing body parts from stem cells.
This is a picture of a bladder grown from the patient’s own stem cells and being implanted with surgery.
Thanks to advances in science and technology, Dr. Oz says people will one day be able to live longer, healthier lives. Dr. Oz says Wake Forest University is home of one of the country's foremost tissue regeneration labs. "These are technologies that fascinate me because they could add decades to our life," he says.
What is regenerative medicine? Dr. Anthony Atala, director of Wake Forest's program, says his team is working to create cells, tissues and organs for patients who may need them. "Right now, of course, we have a limited life span because your parts are breaking down," he says. "But imagine a time in the future when, once those parts start breaking down, you can just plug a new one right in."
If you didn’t get enough here, check out the links below for more information on both Cook Medical and Stem Cells. BD
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