Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in the U.K. The U.K. has put extra effort into stem-cell research, establishing regulations that allow scientists to derive stem-cell lines from surplus embryos created for research purposes. We talk about research using stem-cells to create replacement tissues.
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Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in the U.K.

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Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in the U.K.

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in the U.K.

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A long-awaited report of research in which rats with damaged spinal cords were able to regain some use of their limbs was published this week in the peer-reviewed Journal of Neuroscience. However, the study found that the approach does not seem to be applicable to patients with chronic injuries. We'll talk about the work and its implications for rebuilding a damaged nervous system.

Guests:

Professor Dame Julia Polak, director, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Centre, Imperial College London