Welcome to another exhilarating episode of Science for Care. This week, we take you on an extraordinary voyage through time and innovation as we unearth the power and potential of gene therapy. Picture this: a superhero with the might to rewrite our genetic code, mending genetic typos, and filling the blanks. That’s gene therapy for you!
Journey back to the 60s, the dawn of our genetic adventures, and witness how a brave young girl named Ashanthi de Silva became the beacon of hope, being the first patient ever to be treated with gene therapy. The challenges, triumphs, and the unyielding spirit of pioneers like Pr Andrew H. Baker from the University of Edinburgh have paved the way to today's groundbreaking advancements.
But what does gene therapy mean for our cardiovascular health? How is it addressing the aftermath of heart attacks? And why are coronary artery bypass grafts crucial in this narrative? Discover how gene therapy is making waves in rejuvenating the heart, promoting cell growth, and revolutionizing blood vessel function.
But, like any hero's journey, there are hurdles. From delivery challenges to the crucial aspect of bioproduction, Pr Baker offers a candid perspective, sharing insights into how the medical world is gearing up for the widespread application of this remarkable therapy.
Described as the Iron Man of medicine, gene therapy promises hope, innovation, and a better tomorrow. So, gear up for an adventure of a lifetime where the heroes don't sport capes, but instead, wield the power of genes.
Tune in and join Anca Petre for this captivating exploration. Remember, in the realm of health and science, every discovery counts. Together, let's make a difference!
Podcast by HealthTech for Care
Production: MedShake Studio
Host: Anca Petre
Guest: Pr Andrew H. Baker