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Tue, May 08

Periodic Tables: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Regenerating Muscle After a Heart Attack.

MotorCo, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701     7:00 PM

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.

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