Stroke and Cardiac infarction: New approaches and potential for regeneration

23.10.2008

The Fraunhofer Life Science Symposium "Ischemia and Regeneration" will be held for the third time on October, 24 and 25 in Leipzig.

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Can the heart regenerate? Are there stem cells in the heart? Can stem cells from the bone marrow regenerate heart tissue? There are over 150.000 cases of stroke each year in Germany; do stem cells offer an opportunity for therapy? And how can new approaches be translated into clinic? These questions and more are being asked by the researchers who will be coming from all over Europe to Leipzig. Find out the answers at the 3rd Fraunhofer Life Science Symposium.

"The Fraunhofer Life Science Symposium offers a professional surrounding to present and discuss new therapeutic approaches for these diseases." says Professor Frank Emmrich, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI).

The Fraunhofer IZI is proud to welcome over 100 participants and exhibitors from 12 countries to the 3rd Fraunhofer Life Science Symposium "Ischemia and Regeneration". In addition to the scientific lectures an industry and a poster exhibition as well as a small get together on Friday evening complete the symposium’s content.

More information and the complete programme you can find on