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Teen SciCafe

March 8, 2017

Students listening to lecture by Scientist

Do you want to learn about what research scientists are doing out in the field? Join us for interactive discussions with scientists from across the country to learn about their research and how it relates to the world we live in!


Gut Microbes

Researchers culture some of the microbes that live in the human gut to learn more about them.

Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - Starting Small

Wednesday, 3/8/17
*Free event & refreshments*
Speaker: Martin J. Blaser, MD - New York University Langone Medical Center 

The human body is filled with microbes—tiny forms of life that live in and on us. Researchers are realizing that microbes are not just passengers in our body, or enemies that we must eliminate, but partners in how we live every day. We also understand that the early months and years of life are a critical time for how we develop. During that time, we develop our immunity, the ways in which we capture and store energy, and shape how our brains see the world. It is also becoming clear that microbes help us develop in a healthy manner, and that modern inventions like antibiotics, surgical procedures, soaps, and cleansing solutions could be interfering with these processes.

Date: Wednesday, March 8th
Time: 4:30-6pm - Doors open at 4pm
Location: The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Entry: TBD - Will be included in your reminder email prior to the event
*Free admission & refreshments*

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The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

Teen SciCafe: Starting Small and related activities are generously supported bythe Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).