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Salamanders can regrow limbs, and now, with the help of stem cells, so, too, can humans.


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Salamanders can regrow limbs, and with the help of stem cells, so, too, can humans. The subject of stem cell research provokes much rancor, but in this enlightening presentation, Eckhard Alt, a professor of medicine, attempts to dispel fears surrounding this nascent science. Alt’s viewpoint is unabashedly biased, and he cherry-picks only case studies with positive outcomes; his business, after all, is stem cell therapy. But even the Vatican is getting on board, which may sway opponents with moral objections to this revolutionary development. To effectively impart his esoteric know-how to a lay audience, Alt fortifies his talk with graphs, images and videos. getAbstract recommends his astounding oration to anyone interested in the future of medicine.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why many people are opposed stem cell research
  • How stem cell regeneration works
  • What medical possibilities stem cell therapy offers


Most people are ill-informed about stem cell research, which is a major obstacle to its progress. Many opponents object on moral grounds, particularly regarding the cultivation of
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About the Speaker

Eckhard Alt founded ISAR Klinikum, a Munich hospital, and is the chairman of InGeneron, a biotechnology firm.

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