Learn the ABCs of medical science

The popular Cafe Scientifique public lecture series begins Jan. 7 with a “magnetic mystery tour” of the human body and an exploration of MRIs.

The series, sponsored by Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, runs Wednesdays during January, featuring experts on various aspects of medical science. No medical knowledge is required to participate and no fee or reservation is needed attend.

Lectures take place at Masonville Public Library, 7-8:30 p.m.

The Jan. 7 lecture will be presented by Charles Mackenzie of Medical Biophsics.

Other lectures include:

* Jan. 14 – Urban planning and obesity: is our city making us fat? Jason Gilliland, Geography

* Jan. 21 – Under pressure: an update on hypertension, Robert Gros, Physiology and Pharmacology

* Jan. 28 – The smoking brain: understanding nicotine addiction, by Steven Laviolette, Anatomy and Cell Biology