Donald Ingber, MD, PhD
Ingber's Egg Analogy
How wounds heal and tumors form
|Don Ingber, MD, PhD, of the Vascular Biology Program of Children's Hospital Boston and Professor at Harvard Medical School, often uses simple analogies in his lectures to explain how tissues form and how diseases develop. Here is an example.|
Our bodies have an incredible ability to heal when we are injured and to keep us healthy. But how does this work? Why do we get scars sometimes and not other times? Why do tumors form in certain tissues, and why are some tumors cancerous while others are not? This explanation uses eggs in a carton to illustrate how cells in our tissues behave during wound healing and tumor formation.