Spinal Cord Injury and Stem Cells: Pushing the Frontiers, Raising the Ethical Questions
Rutgers is home to one of the leading centers for spinal cord injury research in the nation. Drawing on the expertise of our world-class research center, this seminar will introduce students to scientific, social, and political issues related to spinal cord injury and stem cell research. Leading experts will present lectures to address the challenges and state of spinal cord injury research, clinical trials and the China SCI Clinical Trial Network, the capabilities of stem cells, and the role of public advocates in scientific research and stem cell legislation in New Jersey. Special presentations by people who have spinal cord injuries will help students understand what it is like to live with a spinal cord injury.