Part Two of Three – Director of the Stem Cell Research Center at Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, Dr. Evan Snyder’s discussion with RMF’s Bernie Siegel focuses on two research studies enabled by CIRM grants. Dr. Snyder carefully explains how stem cells are used to study diseases such as cerebral palsy and illnesses such as COVID-19. This is part two of a three part interview series.

0:35 – Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (perinatal asphyxia) defined
3:23 – The chaperone effect – rescuing injured cells
8:11 – Therapeutic implications and neonatal applications
10:59 – Using “mini lungs in a dish” to study COVID-19
15:44 – Medical benefits of patient-specific cell studies