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“Real Science Now!” to address issues and public policy in science and medicine

The Institute for the Science of Origins at Case Western Reserve University and the Great Lakes Science Center will present a daylong seminar titled “Real Science Now!” The seminar will feature top researchers discussing “the newest science and medicine distilled for the public, press and Republican National Convention,” according to presenters.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is Saturday, July 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Great Lakes Science Center (601 Erieside Ave.) in downtown Cleveland.

Visit origins.case.edu/rnc/ for the event schedule and speaker biographies.

Top scientists will discuss “what’s now and what’s next,” from new planets to cancer research to human evolution, climate change, stem cells and viruses.

Panel topics will also cover black holes, water, energy, GMOs, HIV, DNA, antibiotic resistance in medicine and agriculture, addiction, autism, the brain, sleep, health care, genetics and more.

Among the key issues to be discussed are:

  • “Cancer Moonshot: Sea Change in Cancer Research”
  • “HIV: Where We Go From Here”
  • “Evolutionary Epidemics: Zika, Ebola, Flu, What’s Next?”
  • “Environmental Crises: Water, Biodiversity, Climate Change”
  • “Stem Cells: New Strategies Against Brain Cancer”
  • “Exoplanets: What 3,000 New Planets Are Telling Us About Our Own”
  • “Sustainability: Breakthroughs in Green Energy Storage”