Jun 29 2012 11:00AM
Brendon Noble, Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Head of the School of Science, Technology and Health at UCS, will host a talk on skeletal health and regenerative medicine during a guest lecture at UCS on Wednesday 4 July.
In the developed world, our increased lifespan and the expectation of an active old age has led to predictions of epidemic proportions of skeletal disease. In the developing world the rapid increase in motor transport and associated road traffic accidents points to a similar healthcare burden.
Professor Noble will look at how skeletal health affects enormous numbers of people worldwide and discuss the potential of stem cells as sources of regenerative activity for use in conditions of trauma and disease. He will draw upon his laboratory research from which he discovered that the death of particular cells embedded in our bones has as much biological meaning as their birth.
Stem cell biology is moving from the laboratory bench to the bedside and the UCS Biotechnology Unit is working in this ‘translational research space’ to produce a new generation of medicines.
The guest lecture will take place at the UCS Waterfront Building on Wednesday 4 July, 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Open to the public and free entry. For further information or to reserve a place at this event, please email theucsacademyucs.ac.uk.
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