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Research Festival Poster for 2004
2004 NIH Research Festival

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September 28 - October 1
General Schedule of Events
Keynote Address
Poster Sessions
Job Fair for NIH Postdoctoral, Research and Clinical Fellows
Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research
TSA Research Festival Exhibit Show
Festival Food and Music Fair
Research Festival Committees
Symposia Session II - 4 Concurrent Symposia
  Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Natcher Conference Center

The Challenge and Promise of Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Chaired by:
James Battey, NIDCD

Main Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center

There is increasing optimism in the scientific community that both embryonic and adult stem cells will play an important role in developing new treatments for diseases that involve cell degeneration and death. This optimism is fueled by the explosion of new information about the molecular basis for differentiation of stem cells into specific cell fates. This symposium will assess the state of stem cell research as researchers move from laboratory bench to the patient's bedside with this exciting technology.


Using Stem Cells in Neuroscience and Neurology
Ron McKay, NINDS

Differences between Human and Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells
Mahendra Rao, NIA

Skeletal Stem Cells: The Cause and the Cure
Pamela Robey, NIDCR

The Therapeutic Potential of Cytokine and Exercise-mobilized Stem and Progenitor Cells in Cardiovascular Disease
Richard O Cannon III, NHLBI

Insights into Stem Cell Behavior from Genetic Tracking Studies
Cynthia Dunbar, NHLBI

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