Broken Hearts, Shocking Kidneys and Gene Therapies to Turn Stem Cells On

Broken Hearts, Shocking Kidneys and Gene Therapies to Turn Stem Cells On

In this episode, Bruce is joined again by consultant medical microbiologist, Dr Kim Jacobson to discuss three medically-related presentations in the 3-minute format. In the first talk Pouya Pour from Bristol University explains his research on using skin cells to generate new heart cells to repair heart disease. Also from Bristol is Amy Burchill who is looking at ways to treat blood pressure via electrical shocks to nerves in the kidney. Finally, Tomasz Dobrzycki from Oxford University is conducting research on the Zebra fish looking to develop stem cell therapies for human conditions.  Dr Jacobson provides valuable insights to these areas from a clinical perspective.