As scientists and researchers from across the world arrive in Detroit for the World Stem Cell Summit, the Detroit Science Center is hosting a free public education day Sunday.

Experts from around the world will be present at the center from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., talking about stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

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Among other things, students and their parents can hear about the latest science breakthroughs, talk with the experts, experience hands-on lab activities, watch documentaries, and learn how stem cell discoveries translate into medicine.

A series of seminars and workshops specifically aimed at science teachers is also planned.

“Stem cells offer tremendous potential to treat and alleviate the suffering of millions of people afflicted with debilitating diseases,” said Kevin F. Prihod, President and CEO of the Detroit Science Center, in a statement announcing the free day. “For children suffering from spinal cord injuries, diabetes or even the early onset of Parkinson’s, treatments derived from stem cells can provide an entire lifetime of opportunity.”

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For more information, call 313.577.8400 or click here.

This event is underwritten by The Taubman Foundation.

The World Stem Cell Summit is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday at the Detroit Renaissance Center.

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