Tapping the fountain of life: stem cells and the promise of regenerative medicine | University of Oxford

Tapping the fountain of life: stem cells and the promise of regenerative medicine

Speaker
Paul Fairchild
Event date
Event time
19:00
Venue
Larkmead School
Faringdon Rd
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 1RF
Event type
Other
Event cost
Varies
Disabled access?
No
Booking required
Required

Although the dramatic increase in life expectancy we have witnessed over the past century is arguably one of medicine’s greatest successes, it is also responsible for the increasing incidence of chronic and degenerative diseases in developed countries around the world. Harnessing the properties of stem cells offers an attractive strategy to addressing some of the health-care challenges that lie ahead. In this lecture, Paul Fairchild will discuss the various types of stem cells and the properties that distinguish them from other cell types of the body, while providing an overview of the likely impact that tapping this resource will have on modern medicine in the future.