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Hadassah Stem Cell Expert Speaks at TEDx Conference in Jaffa

Friday, Dec 19 2014

Prof. Tamir Ben-Hur, the Hadassah Medical Organization's world-renowned neurologist and stem cell research specialist, gave a presentation entitled “Stem Cells: Protectors of the Brain” at the 2014 TEDx conference, held at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel.

In this compelling video of his speech, Prof. Ben-Hur, head of Hadassah’s Neurology Department, paints a picture of the vast potential of stem cells to help the brain regenerate itself and thereby combat and cure diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Prof. Ben-Hur poses an analogy between a burning forest and an injured human brain. Just as new trees can be planted once water puts out the fire, he says, so, too, transplantation of stem cells can lead to regeneration of brain cells.

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