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Teen Sci Cafe: Starting Small

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Microscopic view of multiple capsule-shaped organisms.

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. Join Martin J. Blaser, MD as he discusses these topics and more.


*Free admission and refreshments


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

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