DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been hearing a lot about regenerative medicine lately. What is it exactly, and what can it be used for? ANSWER: Regenerative medicine is an emerging discipline in medicine and surgery focused on finding ways to boost the body's ability to heal itself. It examines new therapies and advances new ways to manage diseases that go beyond current medical treatment. Regenerative medicine is poised to revolutionize disease management, offering potential solutions throughout a person's life for a spectrum of diseases.
Chicago Tribune by Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D.,