Regrowing heart muscle with stem cells

Heart disease is the number one killer in the world, but researchers are evolving a new branch of medicine to tackle the issue. For over 20 years, Dr. Chuck Murry has studied the causes of cardiovascular disease and researched harnessing the potential of stem cells to repair damaged heart muscle. In this talk, he shares his journey and groundbreaking research, providing hope through evidence that we can heal the heart. Dr. Chuck Murry is a physician-scientist at the University of Washington, where he founded and currently directs the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Heart failure—now the number one cause of death worldwide—is the motivation behind Murry’s specialized research into innovative treatments. Murry believes that it is not enough simply to help a patient, plagued with chronic disease survive. Instead, his pioneering work seeks to harness the potential of human stem cells to eliminate the disease from the body. While Murry feels that, even after his 31 years in the field, there is still a great deal of work to accomplish, achieving this vision is definitively much closer today This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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Health,

Chuck Murry, M.D., Ph.D.

Curing Chronic Diseases, Growing Stem Cells

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