Nov. 27 Science Café Focus is ‘Bones: Makem or Breakem’

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Bones: Makem or Breakem, on Nov. 27. Panelists will explain how bones are formed, broken and repaired, as well as discuss factors that affect bone health and strength.

Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m. at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 N. Rodney Parham Road. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. Admission is free.

This month’s panel will include Roy Morello, PhD, associate professor, UAMS Department of Physiology and Biophysics; Alex Biris, PhD, professor and director, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences; and Erin Mannen, PhD, assistant professor, UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Research.

Dorothy Graves, associate director for administration of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, will moderate the event. Science Café includes a corresponding live radio call-in program, “Science Café Little Rock,” on National Public Radio-affiliate station KUAR FM89. The science talk show, featuring one speaker from the monthly panel of scientists and experts, is aired just prior (6:05-6:30 p.m.) to the live Science Café event. Mannen is this month’s radio guest.