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The heart: a sensational phenomenon

Saturday 16 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 17 March: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Guildhall, Market Square, CB2 3QJ

Have you ever wondered how cells from a tiny embryo transform into a beating heart? And what is it that makes the heart race when you exercise, are scared or even fall in love? Come, take a walk with our cardiovascular scientists and explore the fascinating world of the human heart. Discover how the heart develops into your first organ when embryonic cells "sense" complex cues and how our researchers mimic this process in a dish. Find out how your heart responds to chemical and electrical impulses when it beats, causes blood to flow and even signals your first crush. Learn about heart disease and while you're at it, why not try your hand at some heart surgery?

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Partial access - please call for details
Phone: 01223 766766

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Age: All ages, Hands-on, Drop in, Free