The Portuguese Society of Stem Cells and Cell Therapies and Ciência Viva collaborate in the celebration of the International Day of Stem Cells, on October 13.
From their discovery in 1961, to the pioneering isolation of embryonic stem cells in 1981, the cloning of Dolly the sheep or the derivation of induced pluripotent stem cells in 2006, stem cells have changed the way we know the human body, its development, and associated diseases. Recently, the use of stem cells has been studied in a set of possible strategies to regenerate different tissues in the human body. This day aims to discuss and present the latest developments in this research area.
The online campaign, with sessions lasting an average of 60 minutes, is aimed at students in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and Secondary and Professional Education.
The researchers José Bragança and Inês Araújo, from the Algarve Biomedical Research Institute help organize the event on the October 13th and talk about “What are stem cells?”; “What can we do with stem cells?” and “Biomedical Research using stem cells in the University of Algarve”. Follows a discussion with the audience.
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