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THE CHANGING FACE OF MEDICINE: STEM CELLS FOR FUTURE MEDICINE - SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES AND A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE

Thursday 24 October: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, CB2 3AP

Stem cells have a unique ability to develop into specialised cell types in the body. They have tremendous potential as therapies for replacing cells and tissues that have been damaged or lost due to disease. Nonetheless their use has been contentious because of the source of these cells, and in particular the use of human embryos. Professor Kimber will describe the changing face of medicine in stem cell research and will discuss Christian responses to the ethical issues.

Sue Kimber is Professor of Stem Cells and Development in the University of Manchester and Co-Director of the North West Embryonic Stem Cell Centre. Her current interests include human pluripotent stem cells as models for development and disease, aiming to find ways to develop new cell-based disease therapies for incurable conditions. Professor Kimber is a practising Christian. She will discuss the ethics surrounding this research and how it integrates with her Christian faith. Professer Kimber was recently honoured on International Women's Day at the fourth Engineering & Physical Sciences Suffrage Science Awards.

This event is organised by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Christians in Science.

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Telephone number:
01223 766766

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Age: 16+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free

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