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Intl' meeting on 'stem cells' on Oct 24

Chennai, Sep 28: An international meeting on 'stem cells' would be held here on October 24 in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of Nichi-In-Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), an Indo-Japan joint venture institute.

World renowned stem cell scientist Dr Yokio Nakamura, Director of Riken Bio-Resources Centre, Japan, would talk on 'creation of cell lines' and future development potentials of induced pluripotent stem cells, a release from NCRM said here today.

Riken Bio-Resources Centre possesses world's second largest cell line bank, it said.

The 'Fujio cup' quiz on stem cells and regenerative medicine would he beld for the fourth time this year, in which medical and biotech students from all over the country were expected to participate.

Scientists from various health institutions would present their works in the conference, it added. - Agencies

- Courtesy Chennai Online 29Sep 09 issue.
*"Nichi" stands for Japan and "In" stands for India. This institute started on an Indo-Japan collaboration now has spreaded further with global alliances
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