Stem cells and heart repair
Professor Michael Schneider of Imperial College tells Alan Keys about how stem cell research is leading to treatments for heart disease. Michael describes how the availability of stem cells allows his team to determine the molecules involved in heart cell death and also how to protect those cells from death during a heart attack. Michael foresees a near future where stem cells are combined with other therapies to both repair hearts and enable hearts to self-repair. Alan Keys had his own heart repaired during an operation some years ago and currently chairs a British Heart Foundation patients committee. The British Heart Foundation part-fund the work of Michael's team at Imperial College.
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This interview was edited down from the original 35 minutes conversation. Read the transcript (link below) to discover more about the research. Read more about Michael here: http://bit.ly/wmGpoi and here: http://bit.ly/zrhW5v