Science & Technology Desk
Research on producing functional heart tissues from stem cells, which could help eliminate the need for transplants and save lives, is of paramount importance.
An eminent Iranian scientist, Professor
Khademhosseini, 39, was born in
He is an associate professor at
With over 300 peer-reviewed publications, Khademhosseini has more than 200 invited presentations and 14 issued or pending patents in the fields of biomedicine and stem cell bioengineering.
What are your latest achievements in tissue and stem cell engineering?
KHADEMHOSSEINI: I'm working on production of functional heart tissues from stem cells, which could help save lives and eliminate the need for high-risk surgeries such as bypass.
How do you see the future of tissue engineering?
Developments in tissue engineering will abolish organ transplantation. Tissue engineering is a multidisciplinary field and researchers from different scientific areas study should cooperate to help patients.
Can stem cells cause different types of cancers?
It depends on the source of stem cells. There are some concerns about fetal stem cells, but laboratories mostly use adult stem cells.
Would you like to cooperate with Iranian research centers?
Yes, I am very interested in cooperating with Iranian scientists. There are many experts and specialists in
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