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Press Release - 27 February 2006

Public lecture on stem cells and regenerative medicine

Local people will be able to find out about the medical potential offered by stem cells and tissue engineering at a free public lecture taking place at the University of Bath this week. (Wednesday 1 March 2006)

This new approach to medical therapy, regenerative medicine, which includes stem cell therapy, gene therapy and tissue engineering, aims to develop treatments and technologies that enable the repair of damaged or diseased tissues and organs.

“There has been much scientific and media enthusiasm for the potential of stem cells to treat a variety of human diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and central nervous system injuries,” said Professor Julian Chaudhuri from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath.

“Other areas of regenerative medicine offer great hope for patients with genetic disorders or damaged body parts and organs.”

The lecture will introduce the main scientific concepts that underpin tissue engineering, and will describe how stem cell technology may be incorporated in this field.

Using examples from current research at the University of Bath, Professor Chaudhuri will indicate where the advances and hurdles to future developments are likely to be.

The lecture will take place at 6.15pm on Wednesday 1 March 2006 in lecture theatre 2 East 3.1.

Tickets are free but need to be reserved from Sheila Willmott on 01225 386 631.

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