The Cutting Edge of Life
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 455
- Apr 30, 2020 7:00 pm
- 50:39 mins
Forever Young? Guest: Thomas Rando, Professor, Neurology, and Director, Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, Stanford University School of Medicine Aging is the result of the deterioration of cells. By reprogramming cells to an embryonic state, we can effectively reverse aging affects in human cells. This scientist wants to cure aging, which would eliminate arthritis, osteoporosis, and other diseases that appear later in life. Fetal Surgery Guests: Stephen Emery, Director, Center for Innovative Fetal Intervention, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee-Womens Hospital, and Stephanie Greene, Director of Vascular and Perinatal Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital Advances in medical procedures allow surgeons to operate on infants while they are in the womb to help treat birth defects like spina bifida before these babies are born. Dr. Emery and Dr. Greene collaborated on a recent in-utero surgery and are expanding the field of fetal intervention. Find out more about Pitt's Fetal Medicine program here.