When: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public.
Media are invited to attend the event.
The concept of putting humans into a state of hibernation or suspended animation is explored in many science fiction books and movies, but is it realistic? The recent discovery that some primates hibernate strongly suggests that humans may also have the biochemical machinery to hibernate but that it goes unused for unknown reasons.
Smith has been studying how cell membranes adapt to low temperatures in cold-tolerant animals and has gained some interesting insights to share at this Science Café. Could a better understanding of what happens on a cellular level during hibernation enable humans to hibernate? Maybe.
The Science Café series is organized by the Faculty of Science at Carleton University to discuss relevant issues facing our society and how science can help solve real-world problems. Meet some of our award-winning faculty members and graduate students as they share their excitement about science with the community. For more information, visit: Science.carleton.ca/science-cafe
Media Relations Officer
613-520-2600, ext. 8718
Carleton Flipboard account: https://flipboard.com/@carletonstories/carleton-stories-0gbu905my
Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cunewsroom
Need an expert? Go to: www.carleton.ca/newsroom/experts
More News Posts
Carol Off to Present 19th Annual Kesterton Lecture at Carleton
Carol Off, host of CBC Radio One’s current affairs program As it Happens, will deliver the 19th annual Kesterton Lecture at Carleton University: Taking Sides: Journalists, Sources and Crossing the Line.... More
Carleton’s Lenore Fahrig Awarded Royal Society Medal for Environmental Research
Lenore Fahrig has been awarded the 2018 Miroslaw Romanowski Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). “The Romanowski Medal is the only Royal Society medal that is specifically for... More
Carleton Parliamentary Initiative Hosts Eighth Annual Orientation for Diplomats
Carleton University’s Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement will host its eighth annual Orientation for Newly Arrived Diplomats. The diplomat orientation features expert discussions on Canada’s parliamentary system, diplomatic access... More