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It's no secret that stem cell research is changing the face of Madison scientists are getting closer than ever before -- -- many devastating diseases.
That is how they use these powerful cells that remains a controversial subject.
Joining me now is vice president of international stem cell corporation doctor Simon -- welcome docked to the program.
All right let's talk about stem cells what you know what is a stem cell how many types of stem cells are there.
Okay so let's talk about human stem cells first there's basically two types of human stem cells that's what we call -- potent stem sounds.
And -- what we call adults -- somatic stem cells adult stem cells come from.
Adult tissue so from -- what I have in my body right now so you have got myself the stem cell goes ahead and regenerates it did exactly -- -- skin it's a new -- to send.
You'll -- those are adults themselves -- -- -- you'll -- -- repair themselves.
The other patriots' stem cells called for a potent stem cells and the controversy around for -- -- stem -- comes from the fact.
That -- all derived from embryos.
And -- -- and for the miss embryonic stem cells and in the creation of -- themselves the embryo is destroyed.
-- People believe that life -- -- -- to the map point and so.
In destroying the embryo -- -- really ethical the issue with what that.
Exactly so what kind of stem cells are you using so my company international stem cell we discovered a new class of -- potent stem cells.
And ask themselves how the same characteristics of embryonic stem cells.
But they don't involve destroying a human embryo because the technical name for them -- -- a genetic stem cells it's a bit of a mouthful.
But it's -- that essentially the same as embryonic stem cells but avoiding the ethical controversy right.
And I guess the definition of the -- potent stem cell means that he could really change into any kind of tissue or adapt the -- into any any kind of -- that you found the same -- the -- now without destroying embryos right exactly beautiful part of potent stem cell.
Come become and need -- -- -- -- in the bottles it has a lot of use.
When you were doing the research how did you come about these types of cells.
The disease is that we're interested in a time BT's.
That Parkinson's disease.
Diseases of the liver and diseases of the -- that -- blindness in the back of the nine the retina in the front of me on the corner somewhere interest in pain.
Treating these diseases with sales derived from clap for a potent stem cells right.
And how how is that research going it's going very well.
It's -- preclinical of the moment the research in in the sense that we are not in humans.
Human clinical trials were in the research -- -- Where we're growing the tissue with trying to understand the properties of tissue and that they have the right characteristics.
That we could implant them -- -- humans safely.
You also -- -- you began to develop.
At cosmetic line because you found that these stem cells can be utilized for the healing I guess so the rejuvenation of the skin.
Right exactly along the way of as part of -- therapeutic area we -- we made a number of discoveries that we could use extracts from last themselves.
Too bad treat human skin cells fiber -- and carrots and -- a -- Extracts from the stem cells what can happen very beneficial effect home on the sales amok seven -- this discovery led us to.
Think about developing at a skin -- Richmond so -- creams -- extracts of stem cells that don't contain stem cells themselves we.
What's essentially cost an extra just essentially crack open the stem cells and tank called the proteins.
And packed times -- of the center of the stem cells so -- calculate them.
In a baton atmosphere that we can formulate into a -- so it contains -- the goodness from the stem cells but it doesn't complain that the membrane of those himself.
Stem cells a launch and you couldn't you can't apply them to optically.
Two to the skin okay so you've taken -- the content of this -- exactly as compared to within the other methodology is actually injecting the facts themselves into the skid.
Yes and nothing contracting the facts themselves tries to stimulate the skin.
And to -- the skin now what.
And it essentially.
Do the same thing -- what we do but we apply the extracts topic -- and these extracts absorbed into the skin.
And then released the pro teams and that's what activates the the cells have you done any studies on the efficacy of this pretty -- we've done.
-- clinical studies and we have very good clinical results in terms of -- appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that -- brightness.
Criminal -- confirm -- Republican Party could clinical results on.
Skin firmness and and we found a large number of what we call in vitro.
Testing which is little bark tree texting home skin cells and applying parents -- his skin -- and looking at how.
Various proteins are expressed by -- skin -- People who proteins things like collagen and -- -- in the bedroom no soprano from we've shown quite clearly the -- cracked.
Increases the level of those proteins in the skin cells are what what -- people get more information.
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