SciCafe: Green-Blooded Lizards and Malaria Genetics
March 6, 2013
On the island of New Guinea there are unusual lizards with bright green blood. Could these reptiles offer clues to better understand diseases in humans like malaria and jaundice? Associate Curator at the American Museum of Natural History, Susan Perkins and Chris Austin, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University, will discuss their work on this system, from daunting field expeditions to using the power of genomics and comparative biology to help advance the field of medicine.
Human health-related SciCafes are supported by the National Center for Research Resources and the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives of the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number R25 OD011093.
SciCafe is proudly sponsored by
Judy and Josh Weston.
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June 5, 2013
Musician and surgeon Charles Limb, of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, used functional MRI to measure activity in the brains of musicians as they play music, finding deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.