Imagine a Future where:
A friend of yours who is on the transplant list does not have to wait for a donor because he can receive one grown from his own cells – and NOT have to take rejection drugs.
Imagine no more diabetes because we can use stem cells and gene therapy to replace insulin producing cells in the pancreas.
Imagine a future where burn victims no longer have to endure the pain of skin grafts because a 3-D printer has sprayed a layer of their own cells over the burn area.
Imagine a defective bladder could be replaced with one grown in a laboratory with the persons own cells and then implanted into their body.
Imagine needing a heart valve replacement and having one grown from your own cells to be implanted.
Imagine being able to cure macular degeneration
Imagine being able to reverse conditions like hearing loss.
Imagine a time when a cure does not involve drugs that destroy the immune system or produce side effects that are almost worse than the disease.
LEARN ABOUT REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
The following videos have been provided by Wake Forrest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Describs the General Grand Chapter Project to raise awareness and to generate funds to support Regenerative Medicine.
Video created by WFIRM for OES. interviews a number of doctors who describe their research. (1.3 gig) (9 minutes)
Video is an interview of 60 Minutes with WFIRM. dedcribes a number of research areas, shows organs (60 meg) (6 minutes)
Video is done by National Geographic on WFIRM (200 meg) (3 minutes)
TED Talk done by Dr. Atala, gives an excellent summary of the work Wake Forest is doing.
If internet connection is slow, these are best viewed by saving them to your local machine and then viewing
How can you help? Support your local, regional and statewide projects to raise funds for this important project
John J Kibler, GGCCM John.Kibler@Comcast.net