The Future of Healing: Engineering Longer Life

Imagine a world where you can heal without scars and bioengineer organs without a living donor. It seems like science fiction, but this could very well be our real future. Hear from two scientists who are researching the cutting edge of tissue engineering, developing ways to heal “unhealable” wounds with adult stem cells and creating 3D bio-printed materials that can be used in biomedical research to test new drugs and print new organs like hearts and lungs. Learn about the processes, pitfalls and ethics of this research and find out how far – or close – we are to a future where we can rebuild parts of our bodies from scratch.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner