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01-27-2011

Tissue Engineering at Clarkson University Science Cafe February 2


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"Tissue Engineering: The Key to Eternal Life?" is the topic of a discussion by Clarkson University Professor of Biophysics Gabor Forgacs at the next Science Cafe at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street in Potsdam, on Wednesday, February 2, at 7:15 p.m.

In the not-too-distant future, you will simply walk into a specialized clinic, shed your dysfunctional kidney, or liver, and walk out with a made-to-measure new one. Sounds like fiction? Maybe so, but maybe not.

Join Forgacs as he explains and discusses this new exciting technology, and judge for yourself whether it is truly just around the corner.Gabor Forgacs

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Find out more about Clarkson’s Science Cafe at http://www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe.

E-mail Daniel ben-Avraham at ScienceCafe@clarkson.edu with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.


[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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