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Stem Cell Ageing – Prof Robin Franklin
November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Remyelination is the process by which new myelin sheaths are restored to demyelinated axons, and is a compelling example of how adult multipotent stem cells contribute to regeneration of the injured CNS. Understanding the processes underlying remyelination is crucial in the treatment for demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis. There is now strong evidence that ageing is the major contributor to declining remyelination efficiency, and that this is largely due to a failure of stem cell differentiation. In this talk, Professor Franklin discusses recent studies on how ageing affects many aspects of CNS remyelination. The talk is £3 for non-members and free for non-members. You can become a member for £10 at the Freshers’ Fair or at the first talk of term (Dressed to Kill– Prof Sunetra Gupta), or for £12 at any other time (get your membership here).