25 Feb '12, 3am

Fixing a broken heart? Try stem cells: by Paul Gilfeather In the fourth of a series of interviews with scientist...

In the fourth of a series of interviews with scientists under the National Research Foundation umbrella, Paul Gilfeather meets stem cell pioneer Dr Winston Shim (picture), who says that, when he looks down the microscope, he doesn't see only cells - he sees a way to bring hope to the hopeless. SINGAPORE - Dr Winston Shim is a modern medicine man on a mission to help Singapore reach scientific superpower status. He is a pioneer of stem cell research who says witnessing first-hand the day-to-day struggles of heart patients at Singapore General Hospital is what drives him forward to succeed. Dr Shim and his 25-strong team at the National Heart Centre are involved in two ground-breaking stem cell projects. The first - which is on the verge of being trialled in human patients - is growing stem cells from bone marrow. This extraordinary work sees the cells processed in the lab t...

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