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Spinal Cord Injury Public Night Update

October 12th 2006

An audience of just under 90 people attended REMEDI’s autumn public lecture at the Westwood Hotel on Tuesday October 10th, 2006

The public lecture was delivered by Professor Anthony Windebank, Professor of Neurology at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, who hast just completed one year at REMEDI, as part of the SFI funded E.T.S. Walton Fellowship Programme. New approaches combining stem cell therapy with microengineering are being developed in a collaboration between the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) and the Mayo Clinic, led by Prof. Windebank.

In his lecture, Prof. Windebank, who has over 25 years of research experience in the area of regeneration of the nervous system, outlined different approaches to the treatment of spinal cord injury and the role of stem cells and other cell types in repairing the spinal cord.

His lecturehas been recorded for distribution to those with an interest in or affected by spinal cord injury who could not attend the October lecture in person. For additional information, contact info@remedi.ie