posted on Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Promise of Stem Cells: Separating Hype from Reality" -- October 26th 2006 Satellite Downlink

Stem cell research has contributed to advancements in drug discovery, treating cardiovascular diseases (heart and blood vessel repair), neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Multiple Sclerosis, and neural injuries like spinal cord and head trauma.

Join the MIT Forum of the Northwest to explore the basics of stem cells, including the difference between adult stem cells and human embryonic stem cells, and how each figures in stem cell research. Also part of the discussion will be how cloning and transgenics animal methodologies and platform technologies are leading to breakthroughs in biomedical and agricultural sciences.

Learn where breakthroughs in stem cell research are projected and how they could lead to entrepreneurial business opportunities.

  • The October 26th program starts at 5:30 pm at Fisher Plaza, 140 4th Avenue, Seattle
  • Networking Session – 5:30 to 6:45, Broadcast plus Local Q&A 6:45 – 8:30 pm
  • Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door
  • Street parking available or in the building for a fee
  • Register online at For more information call 206-283-9595.


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