Periodic Tables, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Regenerating Muscle After a Heart Attack
723 Rigsbee Ave
Durham, NC, 27701
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way. See this page for information about the program.
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Regenerating Muscle After a Heart Attack
Therapies that regenerate damaged or diseased tissue have great potential to transform medicine. But are they more hype than reality? Duke regenerative biologist Ken Poss will discuss the latest strategies to regenerate muscle lost after a heart attack, and how "super-regenerator" zebrafish have helped us understand the innate regenerative abilities of our tissues.
Kenneth Poss, PhD, is a James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology, Biology, and Medicine at Duke University, and director of Regeneration Next, a cross-cutting Duke initiative on science and medicine for tissue regeneration.