Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our Health
It is exciting to read about the frontiers of medicine or science. Cells Are The New Cure explains how cells are being used as allies to cure the maladies that plague us. The emphasis is on stem cells. After a short history of stem cell failures, the authors move to researchers who found ways past the problems and are starting to see success, even great success, using reprogrammed stem cells to repair, replace, and rejuvenate the body. The sections contain a definition of the problem in layman’s terms, then offer case studies where stem cells have shown promising results, such as the regrowth of lost nerve cells and organs and the growth of individual replacement parts of one’s own DNA or even brain cells. There’s also a section on programming cells to fight against cancer, autoimmune disease, and even allergies. The book then offers hope for the hopeless carriers of genetic disease, discussing the prospect of whole bodies being reprogrammed in spite of disorder. Lastly, the book takes the reader on a fantastic voyage into the practical and moral future of aging and designer humans. The authors are careful to list what is approved of in this country and to warn of the dangers of snake oil salesmen. Their case studies contain enough warnings that even those desperate for a cure can navigate the claims. It is an exciting book, at the edge of today. Published early in 2017, the data and examples are current, the tone is expectant, and hope flows from every page.
|Robin L. Smith • Max Gomez • Sanjay Gupta, Foreword
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