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The Power of Stem Cells

Neurodegenerative Disorders Are Two Researcher's Targets


“The Power of Stem Cells: Can They Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases?” an address by Nilay Patel, Cal State Fullerton assistant professor of biological science, and Philip Schwartz, founder of the Children's Hospital of Orange County National Human Neural Stem Cell Recourse, will be presented Thursday, Nov. 20, as part of CSUF’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Colleagues Colloqium Dean’s Breakfast Series.


Thursday, Nov. 20
7 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. program


Coyote Hills Golf Course, 1440 E. Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton


Human stem cell research has ignited a firestorm of discussion and debate in the last decade. These “building blocks” of human physiology possess the capability of taking on the form and function of any cell in the body, says Patel, who is founder of Cal State Fullerton’s stem cell research lab. Researchers study how to guide such transformations so the cells will be suitable for research of such maladies as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.


$10 for the public and free for Colleagues members.


Call Doug Colby at 657-278-7018 or online at http:///

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