Fountain of Youth Revealed by Dunn School Professor at Abingdon Science Festival

Fountain of Youth Revealed by Dunn School Professor at Abingdon Science Festival

The potential of harnessing the properties of stem cells to address age related disease was the subject of a positively received lecture by Professor Paul Fairchild at the ATOM Festival of Science and Technology on Saturday 25 March in Abingdon-on-Thames.

In his lecture titled, “Tapping the fountain of youth: stem cells and the promise of regenerative medicine” Professor Fairchild argued although modern medicine has led to an increase in life expectancy in the developed world, which is good, there has been an accompanying rise in chronic and degenerative disease, which is bad. Paul explained how harnessing the properties of stem sells may provide some of the answers to health and longevity, and underpin future developments in regenerative medicine.

The audience of around 100 at Abingdon School rated Paul’s talk as excellent and feedback comments included “engaging” and “very interesting.” The pitching to a non-specialist audience was also commended.

ATOM Festival of Science and Technology aims to inspire children and adults, and raise awareness of cutting-edge research and development in and around Abingdon-on-Thames. The five-day festival, this year running from 22 – 26 March, is part of the Oxfordshire Science Festival.   

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