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Sunday, June 7 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Israeli stem cells as a therapy for diabetes in Australia

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Type 1 diabetes affects 122,000 young Australians and 21 million worldwide. Daily insulin administration is needed to control sugar levels. Stem cell therapies introduced in bioengineered devices are a possible means of overcoming the need for insulin administration. This session will discuss the science and Halacha of using stem cells, and the arrangements between an Australian diabetes research institute and the Israeli company, Kadimastem Ltd, examining the suitability of a device for clinical use.

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Bernie Tuch

Bernard Tuch is an observant Jew spearheading an Australian consortium to use Israeli insulin-producing stem cells as a therapy for type 1 diabetes. He is an endocrinologist, Professor of Medicine in Sydney and Melbourne, and director of both the NSW Stem Cell Network and the Australian... Read More →

Sunday June 7, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST