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Dr. Gershon: Success Using Regenerative Medicine


Burst Biologics – Dr. Julian Gershon Success Using Regenerative Medicine

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND BIOBURST REJUV

Owner of the Aspen Institute, Dr. Julian Gershon, sat down and spoke with us about his involvement in the field of regenerative medicine and the benefit of our products at his practice. After finding personal success using BioBurst products, Dr. Gershon made it his goal to share his findings with patients.

Within the past year, Dr. Gershon has seen tremendous results using our product, BioBurst Rejuv. Beyond current use and applications, Dr. Gershon is especially excited for a future in exploring new applications of our product. “Really, I’m excited about using the BioBurst product with more patients.” After touring the facilities, Dr. Gershon sees the depth of knowledge and understanding with regard to how our products work at a cellular level. “I think we will see the BioBurst products used generally throughout medicine in the future, not just for orthopedic injuries.”

It was evident in our interview that Dr. Gershon is passionate about his practice, patients, and confident that cellular allografts are an extremely powerful source of regenerative medicine. ” I love sharing and making a difference in patients’ lives using this product.”

Want more? Check out our last blog here. Stay tuned for future blogs featuring the latest at Burst Biologics.

 


Motor Proteins: Biological engineering at its finest

Have you ever wondered what makes your cells divide when they copy themselves? Or, how things get carried from one part of a cell to another? Biological engineering has given us these “peg-legged” looking characters that “carry cargo” all around our cells. These characters, like pictured in the below video by the Hoogendaas Lab, are more accurately known as motor proteins.

VIDEO: A Day in the Life of a Motor Protein by Hoogendaas Lab

As the name may imply, motor proteins are a class of molecular motors that carry cellular material such as food, signaling molecules, and even genetic information. Just like a modern day taxi driver transporting you, precious cargo. Kinesin, the biological name of this “walking” protein, and other motor proteins use what is called the microtubule cytoskeleton to move cellular material around our bodies. This network of proteins is essentially what gives each of our cells its own unique structure. Now you’re probably wondering how this protein is able to move in such a unique way. In order for Kinesin to move, each foot uses chemical energy in high-packed molecule from, otherwise known as ATP. A typical Kinesin motor protein can travel at the rate of about one micrometer per second. That’s roughly 0.000002 miles per hour. Not quite a Lamborghini, but it get’s the job done.

Kinesin and the other molecular motors such as Myosin and Dynein are important because, without them, our genetic and other crucial cellular material wouldn’t be distributed to the trillions of new cells we make every day.

Without these molecular motors transporting material correctly, we may be more susceptible to cytoskeletal diseases such as Alzheimer’s. While this is concerning, new research and studies in the area of umbilical cord blood derived stem cells concludes that stem cells have the ability to protect damaged motor neurons and promote their regeneration.

So while you may have never known about these amazing microtubule walking proteins, know that they indeed play a key role in the functioning of our cells.

Want to know where Burst Biologics’ research is headed in regard to CNS diseases? Check out our BioTalk here with research scientist, Randy Ryan, PhD.

 

featured image — a Kinesin motor protein illustration by XVIVO