EMBO Conference: Advances in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Event May 23 - May 26, 2017
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Regenerative medicine is based on the ability of stem cells to repair tissue damage. The regenerative capacity of endogenous stem cells decreases with age, is impaired in degenerative diseases, and deregulated in cancer. Our ability to maintain and restore normal tissue function therefore requires that we understand not only the identity, properties and function of normal stem cells, but also the processes that alter their function during ageing, and in disease states.