Abba C. Zubair, M.D., Ph.D., medical and scientific director of the Cell Therapy Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Florida will present "Growing Stem Cells in Space: Medicine’s Next Big thing?” All are welcome to the Research Information Center in Rochester, Minn. (Gonda Building, Lobby Level) Tuesday August 4, at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Zubair will discuss the possibility of growing stem cells aboard the International Space Station, a strategy that may accelerate the growth of human tissues and organs which currently require a substantial amount of time to develop due to gravity. This experiment breaks new ground as the first of its kind to be conducted in orbit.
Join Dr. Zubair to learn about this approach and its potential role in regenerative medicine, the implications of which range far, from the study of neuroregeneration, to organ transplantation, to the treatment of stroke patients. Read more about Dr. Zubair's study: Stem Cells in Space: Testing Stroke Treatment.
The presentation is open to the public.
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