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Healthy bodies of the future

Fully accessible venue.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 9.30pm
Alder Bar, Unit 111, J C Albyn Complex, Percy St, Neepsend,
Sheffield S3 8BT
Sold Out!
Our bodies need to be maintained, and engineering in medicine can help at every step of the way. In the future, algorithms will play a large role in our health, and biologists may be able to 3D-print custom implants. Join us for an exciting night about all things health, from growing new organs in labs to using technology to improve your fitness.

+ demonstrations, games and hands-on activities for you to enjoy and prizes to be won!

Engineering the body: from the bones to the brain!

Dr Caroline Taylor (Materials Science Engineering)
Have you ever wondered how scientists are trying to grow spare body parts in the lab? There are simply not enough donor organs in the world for those who need transplants, and so, in the lab, we are looking at ways to grow and replace spare tissues. Join this talk as we discover the field of tissue engineering from the bones, nerves and skin, right up to the brain!

Defeating diabetes: a bubble tea-inspired approach

Jonathan Hinchcliffe (Speaker)
Diabetes is a huge problem both in the UK and worldwide! With the rising costs of insulin injections, we need a long-term solution that can be given once and produce insulin for extended periods of time. Join this presentation as we attempt to make an artificial organ – a pancreas that hides its cells from a merciless enemy: your own immune system...

My pacing is pants!

Dr Lee Pretlove ( Information School)
Ever track your runs with apps or watches? Join this lively 30-minute interactive talk to hear about how runners use that data – the good, the bad, and the just plain obsessive! Get research insights, practical tips, and even compare yourself to our participants' thoughts and feelings. Ready to ditch the tech obsession and reconnect with your run? Come along, smartphone in hand, and join the discussion!
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