The Saskatchewan Science Centre will host Dr. Josef Buttigieg, Associate Professor at the University of Regina during Science Odyssey week for a presentation entitled, 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.
This event will be webcast through a partnership with Partners in Research.
Register for webinar here: https://pirweb.zoom.us/webinar/register/bae0ee5c1234f43b66858a512be5123a
All ages, Secondary Schools, Adults, Family
Public - Fee required