This is a documentary focused on the basic biology of stem cells while adhering to a central theme of understanding what role stem cells play in regenerative medicine. There is significant promise that stem cells may provide novel regenerative therapies for diseases and even generate whole new organs. This is an exciting time to witness how both biology and engineering come together to cure a variety of degenerative disorders and replace damaged organs. This movie explores both patient and scientist’s perspectives about the use of stems for the treatment of disease.
©2011 MIchael Barresi, Smith College
Student authors: Saira Huq, Gwen Huynh, Sean McGill, and Kim Chi Ngo