In our August 2 meeting, join us for a discussion about the state of stem cells and regenerative medicine in 2016. These topics used to be the stuff of legend and science fiction. Prometheus, the Greek Titan, was punished for giving fire to humankind. His liver was regenerated each day after it was eaten by an eagle. The Doctor, in the Doctor Who sci-fi series from BCC TV, can regenerate his entire body instead of dying. Even some real-world animals can regenerate those parts of their bodies that were lost in the struggle for survival.
Now, regenerative medicine is part of our reality. But what do these scientific achievements and therapies to restore lost, aging, or damaged human cells and tissues mean for us and what does the future hold? Find out at the Pittsford Barnes & Noble in the upstairs Community Room on August 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Presenter:Alicia Henn, Chief Scientific Officer, BioSpherix, Inc.
Location: Barnes & Noble, Pittsford
Meeting Time: August 2, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.