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Phoenix - Science Lecture: Stem Cells

  • Nov 2, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Title: Stem Cells

Speaker: Karmella A. Haynes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University

Description:
Most of us have observed our bodies heal themselves from minor wounds, like scrapes and cuts, by growing new skin. Did you know that some animals like geckos can grow whole limbs or even damaged vital organs? Cells are the tiny building blocks of life; "stem" cells can multiply and develop into any body part. One day scientists will unlock the secrets of stem cells, making the next big leap in medicine – enabling physicians to repair severe damage, like lost organs and limbs, using stem cells.

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Afterward, we can continue the discussion at a nearby cafe,
or explore the regular exhibit galleries (free tonight),
or go to the featured exhibits (additional fee),                                  or see the 45-minute presentation or film ($8) at 8:15pm.
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Meeting Place: The person at the info. desk will direct you to the auditorium. Entrance to the AZ Science Center tonight is for adults only.
Meeting time is 6:30 - 6:45pm.
Lecture duration is from 7pm - 8pm.
Validated parking (>$3) in the "Heritage Square Parking Lot" (SE corner 5th St and Monroe St, one block south of Van Buren St). Disregard any outside signs stating "$12 Event Parking".
Admission to the lecture is free.

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Note: Excerpts were taken from http://azscience.org.
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Presented by: AZ Science Center, 1st Fri. night of the month.      Educators earn one hour of professional development for each lecture attended.

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  • Chandu

    It was really good!! Enjoyed the lecture.

    November 2, 2012

  • Fred M.

    I was very impressed by the turn-out; one of the larger groups I've seen there. I was also very impressed by Ms. Haynes, who was able to make a highly complex and technical field understandable by folks like me.

    November 2, 2012

  • Chris

    This has hands-down the best lecture that I've attended to date. Please consider supporting Dr. Haynes! http://haynes.lab.asu.edu/

    November 2, 2012

  • Karen

    Since I will not attend, who would like to host this event? It's easy, just hold a Meetup sign and greet people. Thanks.

    October 30, 2012

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