Free Public Lecture – Engineering Bio-artificial Human Heart Cells and Tissues
Heart diseases are a major cause of death worldwide. Loss of non-regenerative, terminally differentiated heart cells due to aging or diseases is irreversible. Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), isolated from the inner cell mass of a blastocyst, can propagate indefinitely while maintaining their ability to become all cell types of the body, including heart cells. Therefore, hESCs may serve as an unlimited factory of heart cells for transplantation therapies.
Hear a distinguished Waterloo alumnus provide an overview of various cell- and gene-based approaches developed in the past decade. Specific topics include bioartificial pacemaker (as an alternative or supplement to conventional electronic devices), heart cell & tissue engineering, and microRNA.
Where: University of Waterloo – RCH 101, 200 University Ave W
When: January 10, 2012
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