• By Debbie Cesta
  • Posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Approaches to Healthcare for the 21st Century

Forsyth County has joined the “Science Café” movement that has swept the nation. SciWorks, Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University and Sigma Xi (the International honor society for scientific and engineering research) have scheduled another series of talks in March, April, and May 2010. The Science Cafés are supported in part by the PBS program NOVA scienceNOW.

Science Cafés are informal talks given by a local expert at a local gathering place. At a café participants can… learn about the latest issues in science, chat with a scientist in plain language, meet new friends, speak your mind, and, talk with your mouth full!

Time and Location: The talks will take place at Big Shotz Tavern, 109 S. Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. The Science Cafés begin at 7pm and will be held in the private room at Big Shotz. Participants are encouraged to enjoy dinner on their own from 6-7pm. There is no fee to participate in the Science Café.

Tuesday, April 20 at 7pm: Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare for the 21st Century
The field of medicine has made major advances in healthcare, and as a result, we are living longer. However, with increasing age, there is a higher chance of tissue and organ failure. Major medical conditions, such as diabetes and Parkinson's, are also on the rise. Regenerative medicine has been called a promising field that may provide new therapies for patients.

Can we grow tissues and organs for patients? Can we use cells for treatments? The answer is yes.

This talk will show how the field of regenerative medicine is moving forward and making these new therapies possible for patients. An interactive session will make it easy for anyone to understand this field, its challenges, and its promise.

Guest Scientist: Anthony Atala, MD, Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Chair, Department of Urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Future Science Cafe Dates:
Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm: Making Super-Vaccines in Winston-Salem

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