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Making stem cells move

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The Royal Society YouTube channel


This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

3D reconstructed neuromuscular connection grown in a dish. Image credit: Peter Harley

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that affects the nervous system, resulting in damage and degradation to the nerve and brain cells which causes loss of muscle control.  

Meet Peter Harley, who is developing a method to grow nerves and muscles that function together in the lab as they would in the body to try to find new treatments for this condition.


  • Peter Harley, King's College London 

Attending this event online

  • The event will be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel on Friday 9 July at 1.45pm BST
  • The event will also be available afterwards on our YouTube channel 
  • This event is suitable for ages 14+
  • This event is free to join and there is no registration required 
  • Live subtitles will be available 
  • Part of Summer Science 2021
  • Share on social media using #SummerScience 
  • For all enquiries contact 

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