A public lecture by by Professors Siddharthan Chandran and Charles ffrench-Constant on Tuesday 9 November 2010.
This is the seventh lecture in the Our Changing World series.
Professor Siddharthan Chandran is Director of the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research at the University.
Professor Charles ffrench-Constant is Chair of Medical Neurology at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University.
The holy grail of renewal or regeneration is as old as the hills.
There is a great and unmet need for treatments that will deliver restorative solutions to patients with diseases hitherto considered irreparable such as Parkinson’s disease, heart failure and diabetes.
Current enthusiasm and hope for regenerative medicine reflects rapid and convergent developments in material science, bioengineering and stem cell biology building on decades of advances in cell and tissue transplantation.
The lecture will contextualise these major developments with a focus on human stem cell biology and consider how this may (or not) translate into meaningful new medicines.
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This article was published on Aug 15, 2011