Male Reproductive Health and Stem Cell Research
Bay Area KTVU Channel 2 interviews Dr. Turek about his exciting breakthrough in male reproductive health. The interview focuses on his recently published research, performed in conjunction with a team from Stanford University, on stems cells found in men’s testes. This research project created stem cells from the testicles of adult men. This is groundbreaking work because it avoids the use of embryos, viruses and other politically charged mechanisms that have been traditionally associated with the creation of stem cells. This results offers the hope that stem cells derived from male reproductive organs can be used in place of embryonic stem cells to treat and cure numerous diseases.