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MEDIA ADVISORY: Challenges in the Stem Cell Therapy Research Topic of Saturday Science Lecture at MU

October 15th, 2011

Story Contact: MU News Bureau, 573-882-6211, munewsbureau@missouri.edu

WHAT:  Stem cell therapy researchers have faced a number of regulatory, political and cultural challenges throughout the past several years. As an active stem cell researcher and the former chief scientific officer for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency, Marie Csete knows firsthand the challenges to moving stem cell therapy research from the lab to the clinic. At the next University of Missouri’s Saturday Morning Science series, Csete will discuss the challenges of stem cell research and share examples of successful and unsuccessful clinical trials with stem cells. 

Saturday Morning Science lectures require no scientific background or knowledge to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO:  Mary Csete, staff physician and scientist, University of California-San Diego.

WHEN & WHERE: 
10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15
Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
MU campus

NOTE:  Bagels, donuts, juice and coffee will be served at 10 a.m. Seating is limited to 250.

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