Concepts familiar from grade-school algebra have broad ramifications in computer science.
A talk on "Stem Cells: Medicine and Myth" by Dr. George Daley of the MIT/Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts General Hospital, originally scheduled for Sept. 12, will take place today (Oct. 3) at 4:30pm in Room 4-370.
Daley's talk will answer questions about the different types of stem cells and where we stand in developing the promise of embryonic stem cells into therapies for patients. A leading investigator in the development of stem cell therapies for blood disorders, his work ranges from the basic science of embryonic and adult stem cells to the technological issues of making stem cells a therapeutic reality in clinical practice. He has served as an advisor to the federal government and has played an active role in the development of public policy for stem cell research.
Professor Douglas Lauffenburger, director of MIT's Biotechnology Process Engineering Center (BPEC), will introduce the lecture. Daley is a BPEC investigator. The talk is hosted by the MIT student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). It is part of the BMES-BPEC Distinguished Lecture Series.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 3, 2001.