NRP 63 presents exhibition on stem cells in Lausanne

Start date

24/Sep/2014

End date

22/Feb/2015

Town

Musée de la main UNIL-CHUV, Lausanne

On 24 September 2014, a new exhibition opens at the "Musée de la main" in Lausanne: "Stem cells - origin of life" is the first large exhibition in Switzerland exploring this fascinating and controversial subject.

The exhibition "Stem cells - origin of life" explains the nature of stem cells, how they heal wounds and constantly renew humans, but also animals and plants, and how they are used in hospitals today. Stem cells make it possible to grow artificial skin to treat patients with severe burns. They are also used to treat cancer patients. Scientists are even able to produce lab-grown tracheas, ears, blood vessels or muscles on the basis of stem cells. What is next? Entire organs? Stem cell research raises many uncomfortable questions.