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12
Mar

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A MAJOR inter-active exhibition demonstrating the power of stem cells is under way in the North-East.

Newcastle’s Centre for Life is hosting a unique “hands-on” showcase for all demonstrating the power of our body’s master cells.

The “Super Cells: The Power Of Stem Cells” exhibition – which runs until April 19 – uses interactive displays to help explain everything from where disease comes from, to how a lizard grows a new tail.

The Cell Therapy Catapult, a national body which promotes stem cell research, commissioned the exhibit as part of a global public education programme which will have the exhibit displayed in key locations around the world to demonstrate the continuing revolution in biotechnology.

Keith Thompson, CEO of the Cell Therapy Catapult, said: “We’re proud not only to help fund the building of this fantastic exhibit, but also help bring it to the UK where families can learn how cells have the potential to provide new treatments to help cure diseases and conditions as diverse as blindness, diabetes and cancer.

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