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The Human Body Speaker Series - Josef Buttigieg, PhD

Join us for a speaker series all about you! Discover more about the human body from the professionals who work with and study it every day.  Each talk is free with your general admission and open to the public.  If you would like to bring a class or group out, please get in touch with Peg at 306-791-7943 or to make a booking in advance.

University of Regina Associate Professor of Biology, Josef Buttigieg PhD, will be presenting on Using Greek Mythology to cure Multiple Sclerosis. 

Many people are likely familiar with Greek mythology, with one of the more famous stories being that of Troy. Using principles in this legend, we are developing ways to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a devastating disease where the protective insulation around the nerve is destroyed. This leads to impairment of movement and, regrettably, eventually death. Saskatchewan has the highest incidence of this disease in the world, but the cause remains very elusive. Unfortunately current treatments are lacking. We are currently developing a therapy to treat MS, using the story of the Trojan horse as a guideline, demonstrating that both myth and science very much go hand in hand.

The event will be a webinar through Partners in motion.

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This event is a part of Science Odyssey!



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