Can we use cells to cure it?
The event was to find out more about Arthritis research and how the latest clinical trials are improving lives. The event included talks from leading researchers and scientists, a chance to see 3D cell-printing and laboratory visits within Newcastle Medical School.
The event was part of YorNight 2018. Talks and fun activities for all ages covered the diverse research being carried out in York, and its power to influence and transform our daily lives.
Doors Open Day at Aberdeen’s Institute of Medical Sciences
At the Aberdeen Doors Open Day event on Saturday 8 September 2018, scientists from the Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine laboratory at the University of Aberdeen welcomed visitors to the Institute of Medical Sciences to share insights about their research.
The team study how stem cells, present inside our joints, could be stimulated to repair damaged tissues, thus using the body’s own healing ability to treat arthritis.
The Genever Laboratory held an Insight Day on 23 August to engage with people living with osteoarthritis and related diseases. The work of the laboratory focuses on developing new stem cell based therapies for osteoarthritis and by talking to people with real experiences of bone and joint disease, they hope to gain a deeper insight into how research can addresses the needs of people living with these conditions.
The Tissue & Cell Engineering Society Conference was held at Keele University (3-4 July). Professor Sally Roberts chaired the session on ‘Clinically-Driven Tissue Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities’ and Professor Alicia El Haj chaired the session on ‘Tissue-Engineered Human Models’. The conference was organised by the Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine, Keele University.
As part of the 2018 York Festival of Ideas, members of the Genever Lab at the University of York had great fun at the Family Fun Afternoon. They showed off their new childrens’ public engagement activity, “Stem Cell Superheroes”. The aim of the game was to sort stem cells out from other cells and use those to help superheroes heal their joints (by firing nerf guns at them!). The event was hugely successful, with many repeat visits. We were delighted to interact with the community and share our research. More information.