Science Café Cleveland’s next event discusses Creutzfeldt-Jakob, mad cow disease and more

Science Café Cleveland presents “Prions: From Cannibalism to Mad Cows and New Mechanism of Brain Diseases” on Nov. 14, discussing the interesting and controversial prion diseases—a group of diverse brain-wasting disorders that includes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and Fatal Familial Insomnia in humans, and “mad cow disease” in cattle.

Pierluigi Gambetti, professor of pathology at the School of Medicine and director of the Division of Neuropathology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and Witold Surewicz, professor in the Department of Chemistry, will lead the discussion, which begins at 7 p.m. at Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City. Drinks begin at 6:30 p.m.

The CWRU chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream and the Market Garden Brewery sponsor Science Café Cleveland. For more information, visit