What Are These Things Called Cells?

Local scientist and teacher duo explain cells during Bio Buzz Science Series
 
 
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April 14, 2011 - PRLog -- We’re all made up of cells – the basic units of life – but do we really grasp what they are and what makes them work?  An ASU scientist and Chandler teacher explain how cells copy themselves and how different types of cells help our bodies work during the Bio Buzz Family Series at Arizona Science Center on Saturday, April 16, from 1:45-2:15 p.m.

“What are These Things Called Cells?” will be co-presented by Mitch Magee, Ph.D., a researcher from ASU Biodesign Institute’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics, and his wife Elisa Magee, an instructional specialist from the Chandler K-12 Unified School District. This fun educational session is part of a family-friendly series designed to stimulate conversation and inquiry on topics related to the bioscience.

Bio Buzz Family Series are family-friendly, 20-minute lectures designed to stimulate conversation and inquiry surrounding a variety of topics within the field of bioscience in an easy to understand format. Family members will get the opportunity to speak with presenters following lectures.

The Bio Buzz Family Series was made possible through a five-year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. This program will give students and the general public a glimpse into the human body, its’ parts and processes, and new advances in biomedical research and technology.

Admission to The Bio Buzz Family Series is free with paid general admission. Arizona Science Center is located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.azscience.org.

About Arizona Science Center
The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages about science. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington St. in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-art Dorrance planetarium and a five-story IMAX® theater. For more information please call 602-716-2000 or visit http://www.azscience.org.

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About the Biodesign Institute at ASU
The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University pursues research to create personalized medical diagnostics and treatments, outpace infectious disease, clean the environment, develop alternative energy sources, and secure a safer world. Using a team approach that fuses the biosciences with nanoscale engineering and advanced computing, the Biodesign Institute collaborates with academic, industrial and governmental organizations globally to accelerate these discoveries to market. The institute also educates future scientists by providing hands-on laboratory research for more than 200 students per semester.
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