The Library & Information Center presents its Tuesday Talks lecture series, featuring Department of Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Kemp on “Cellular Oxidation and its Role in Disease.” Abstract: Many foods and supplements are advertised as having antioxidant properties, under the presumption that this is beneficial to your health. But what does that mean? Are they good for you? Dietary antioxidants have been investigated for the treatment of a number of diseases - such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, cardiovascular disease, and cancer prevention - with very mixed results. I'll discuss why, at a cellular level, the story on antioxidants is so complicated and how engineering approaches to studying cellular oxidation may ultimately shed light on how to better treat diseases with antioxidants.
Tuesday Talks with Biomedical Engineering Professor Melissa Kemp
When: Feb 3, 2009 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM