Mel Gibson is an actor and filmmaker. Neil Riordan, PA, PhD is one of the early pioneers and experts in applied stem cell research. What do these two have in common? Listen and you will find out.
Stem-cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent certain diseases or conditions. Stem-cell therapy has become controversial following developments such as the ability of scientists to isolate and culture embryonic stem cells, to create stem cells using somatic cell nuclear transfer and their use of techniques to create induced pluripotent stem cells. This controversy is often related to abortion politics and to human cloning. But, this podcast clears the air on a lot of the confusion surrounding this new cutting edge modality.