Glasgow Skeptics visit Café Scientifique: Heart Attack in a Dish
December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The topic this month: Heart Attack in a Dish – Using human heart muscle made from stem cells to develop better drugs for cardiac repair
Heart disease remains the foremost killer of men and women, despite decades of progress (reducing risk factors, clot-busting drugs, stents), Most experimental drugs to protect the heart fail at the stage of testing in human subjects. Human heart muscle now can be grown in the laboratory from “all-purpose” stem cells, providing formerly impossible access to human cardiac biology, as a revolutionary platform for drug discovery.
About the speaker:
Professor Michael Schneider is the Simon Marks Chair in Cardiology at Imperial College London. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards including a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant and the 2007 Distinguished Achievement Award of the American Heart Association Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Academy of Medical Sciences, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, and International Society for Heart Research.
For more information about Café Scientifique:Visit their website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/cafescientifique/
Drop-in event. No tickets required, just turn up!
The talk is free – although they do ask for donations
Accessibility: The talk is on the top floor of the store. There is a lift available for those unable to use the stairs.