The Promise of Stem Cells: Hope or Hype?


PromiseofStemCellsThis month we feature Dr. Uta Grieshammer speaking on "The Promise of Stem Cells: Hope or Hype?


Did you know that without stem cells you would not be able to absorb any food, you wouldn't have any skin and there would be no blood coursing through your veins. Stem cells have captured the imagination of scientists and the public alike, they are raising hope in patient communities, they are causing controversies. But what really are stem cells? Where are they found? Are they already being used to cure diseases? Uta Grieshammer, PhD, a scientist with the state's stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, explores these questions and the progress being made toward new therapies based on stem cells.


Dr. Grieshammer is the Science Officer of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Please join us for this talk and discussion, and please join us afterwards for dinner at King Dong, at 2429 Shattuck Ave, near Haste.


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When: Sunday November 16th at 1:30.


Location: Public Meeting Room, Third Floor, Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch, at 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck


BART Access: Less than one block from the downtown Berkeley BART Station.


Parking: All day parking is available for $7 on the weekend at the lot at Allston & Harold Way, a short block from the library.


Information: Larry Hicok, Coordinator: 510-222-7580

Ski Grabowski, Treasurer: 510-652-8350


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