Part Three of The Current
Stem Cell Discovery - James Till / Joe Sornberger
They are far too tiny to see without a microscope, but their promise is colossal. Scientists believe stem cells may one day help regenerate destroyed and damaged parts of the body, including the brain and spinal cord. If ever there was a discovery that could be called game-changing, this is it. And it is a Canadian discovery.
It was in Toronto that stem cells were discovered, the unexpected result of a different experiment. Dr. James Till was one of two scientists who tried to make sense of some inexplicable bumps on the spleens of his lab mice back in 1960. Dr Till's partner, Ernest McCulloch passed away earlier this year. Dr. Till joined Anna Maria in our studio. And so was Joe Sornberger, the author of the new book, Dreams of Due Diligence: Till and McCulloch's Stem Cell Discovery and Legacy.
Last Word - Thursday Call-in Promo
Thursday on The Current, we'll open up our phone lines to our listeners. Our producers, Kristin Nelson and Lara O'Brien ended the program today to tell us more.
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