Nov. 12, 2010

Stem Cell Rap

by Leslie Taylor

Tufts University professor Jonathan Garlick raps about the importance of stem cell research.

In 2009, Dr. Garlick succeeded in growing three-dimensional tissues from human embryonic stem cells, making him and his team of scientists the first to achieve the pioneering research for the field.

A news article from Tufts Daily explains

Garlick's success in growing the tissues moves the team one step closer to its ultimate goal of using stem cells in regenerative medicine to replace damaged tissues in humans. The researchers also aim to use the tissue in drug testing, to expand the study of human diseases and to provide a viable alternative for test subjects in laboratories.

Garlick, who heads the division of cancer biology and tissue engineering at the Dental School, told the Daily that his research was "at the interface between stem cell technology and tissue engineering."

About Leslie Taylor

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