Progress and Promise of Stem Cell Research
Monday, February 4, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
The 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology was given to two researchers whose astounding discoveries, made more than 40 years apart, illustrate how curiosity in Nature¹s inner workings provides fuel for biomedical innovation. Their findings contribute to the incredible promise of stem cell research, a promise that holds out the hope of developing new treatments for debilitating diseases like diabetes, blindness, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
But what really are stem cells? Where are they found? Are they already being used to cure diseases? Is it ethical to use them?
Come meet Uta Grieshammer, PhD, of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for a lively one hour discussion of current research in Stem Cell Therapy.
When & Where
The Alfred Tarski Science Cafe
The Alfred Tarski Cafe fosters open, lively and informed discussions on important science topics that may transform life in the city as we know it. Our meetings are held at existing venues who garecefully volunteer some time and space.
Alfred Tarski was an eminent 20th century mathematician who spear headed the study of how human logic relates to the topology of the universe that gave it birth.