Johnny Huard

Fountain of youth in stem cells?

A native of Canada, Dr. Johnny Huard is a world-renowned scientist and is currently a Professor, Distinguished Chair for Orthopaedic Research, and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; McGovern Medical School. He studies cutting-edge science in the field of stem cell research with expertise in regenerative medicine.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Hanadie Yousef of Juvena Therapeutics discusses the secretome, the signaling system of cells that affect the behavior of other cells. The secretome of embryonic stem cells encourages other cells to grow and develop, providing a rejuvenative effect. Isolating these proteins and introducing them into aging tissues is the basis for a potential suite of therapies for age-related diseases.