Stem cell research has the potential of transforming what we know about human biology and how we treat a host of human diseases.
The University of Michigan’s Program for Neurology Research & Discovery is at the forefront of this new technology.
You can see the progress this team of scientists is making in stem cell research in a new video, produced by Michigan Television as part of its “Out of the Blue” series.
This revealing look at stem cell research will be shown two more times this week on the Big Ten Network, a cable channel that broadcasts features and sports from the universities that comprise the conference.
The show will air at:
Thursday, August 6 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 9 at 10 a.m.
It takes viewers inside the laboratory to examine the research the Program team is conducting to understand the biology of stem cells and put them to use in developing new therapies for disorders, such as ALS, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
It also talks to a patient with ALS, whose courage and love for family lend a sense of urgency to the work being doing in the laboratory.
As this video so dramatically demonstrates, researchers are on the verge of a new tomorrow in medical science.