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The Exciting Future of Stem Cells Part 1

Benjamin Reubinoff, MD, PhD - Speaker Bio
Prof. Benjamin Reubinoff, MD, Ph.D, is the Director of the Hadassah Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center and Senior Physician at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hadassah Medical Organization (HM)) in Jerusalem. He is one of the pioneers of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. Prof. Reubinoff has been the Chief Scientific Officer at Cell Cure Neurosciences Ltd. since 2006 and serves as a member of Scientific Advisory Board at Kadimastem Ltd. He is also a full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and serves as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at HMO.

Prof. Reubinoff derived hESC in collaboration with scientists from Monash University in Melbourne and the National University of Singapore. The group was the second in the world to derive hESC lines and was the first to show somatic differentiation of the hESCs in culture. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah Hospitals. Prof. Reubinoff also holds a PhD degree in developmental biology from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

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  • Twenty years ago, when stem cell therapy was highly regulated in the United States (as late as 2006) and other countries, it was well underway in Hadassah Medical Organization’s labs. Stem cells have changed the medical equation.

    The exciting news is that treatments or cures for diseases like age-related macular degeneration, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes, could be a reality in the foreseeable future. Prof. Benjamin Reubinoff, MD, Ph.D, world-renowned stem cell pioneer and director of the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center at the Hadassah Medical Organization, joins the show in part one of this fascinating interview!