Next Science Café Cleveland to focus on arthritis cure; new location set

Science Cafe Cleveland logoRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease stemming from underlying genetic, socio-demographic and environmental factors. In 2005, an estimated 1.5 million adults aged 18 or older were diagnosed with RA. There is no known cure for RA, but starting around 1998 biologic drugs started being developed that targeted a specific molecule known to be intimately involved in the pathology of RA.

This month’s Science Café Cleveland talk will look at the possibilities enabled by a better understanding of the genes involved in the genesis and progression of RA. Come join Charles Malemud, professor of anatomy, at he presents “A Rational Approach to Finding a Cure for Arthritis.”

The event—sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream and Great Lakes Brewing Company—will take place Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Tasting Room at Great Lakes Brewing Company (2701 Carroll Ave.). Please note: This is a new location.

Attendees are advised to arrive early, as past sessions have approached capacity.

For more information, visit the Sigma Xi website.