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Exploring the human body

Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 7:00 pm Starts 7:30 pm Ends 9:00 pm
Hudson's Whyte Ave, 10307 82 Ave NW ,
Edmonton T6E 1Z9
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Come explore the human body and our planet while enjoying a drink

An inside-out look at brain development.

Qiumin Tan (Assistant Professor Cell Biology University of Alberta)
@QiuminT
From enjoying the first sip of your refreshing drink to debating whether you
should have another one, the cerebral cortex of your brain is busy: it
processes what you taste, how you feel and directs the reach for your drink.
To support these complex behaviors, the cerebral cortex has an exquisite
architecture that promotes communication among brain cells. In this
presentation, we will take a sneak peak at the highly orchestrated events
that build the cerebral cortex during brain development.
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Kidney Stones: Diluting Common Miconceptions

Todd Alexander (Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Alberta Staff Nephrologist, Stollery Children’s Hospital)
Kidney stones are common (1 in 10 people get them), costly and painful.
Dr. Alexander has been treating kidney stone patients and doing research
on kidney stone formation and treatments for : 10 years, with your tax
dollars. Come hear what he has discovered about why kidney stones form
in some people, what can be done to prevent them and other medical
conditions which occur more commonly in persons with kidney stones.
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Eye never thought about that: How do eyes develop?

Spencer Balay (Research Assistant Department of Cell Biology, University of Alberta)
Your eyes allow you to perceive the world we live in. Whether it’s helping
you adjust to the dim lighting of the local pub, or determine the colour of that
full-bodied ale, your eyes are integral for completing a variety of important
daily tasks. But how do these light-sensing organs develop? In this
presentation, we will explore this intricate process and highlight how many
animals use very similar blueprints to build eyes.
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From stars to your bones: the journey of calcium

Megan Beggs (RD, PhD Candidate Department of Physiology, University of Alberta Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, Alberta Health Services)
If you’re sitting or standing to read this, then your bones are doing their job. Calcium is a critical component of your bones. So, how does this mineral go from your food to your skeleton? There are critical ages for building calcium into bone, and the consequences of suboptimal mineralisation include osteoporosis which affects 2 million Canadians. Megan’s PhD work focuses on the pathways of calcium transport in the gut during these critical ages.
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