Stem cells and regenerative medicine are exciting and emerging fields of biomedical research. Proposed applications include treating conditions such as blindness, diabetes and heart disease. Regenerative medicine could also help heal failing organ systems and replace damaged tissue. While these fields hold great promise for medicine, external factors limit and, in some cases, stall research. Ethical controversies surrounding human embryonic stem cells, policy issues affecting federal and state funding and regulation, and economic pressures all play a role in determining the future of research.
Baker Institute nonresident scholar Deepak Srivastava will explore the current and future potential of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Following his presentation, he will discuss policy challenges and opportunities with Baker Institute fellow Neal Lane.
Click here to register for "Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine and Policy Impediments to the New Future" on Tuesday, Oct. 21.