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Me, My Microbiome, And I: The Vital Cells Of Existence

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$20 - $100

WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2018

 

Much of you isn’t you. For every cell in your body, there’s another tiny single-celled creature that also calls your body home. Far from being germs we should eradicate, these ancient friends allow us to digest food, breathe air, and fight off disease. They were here long before us and will undoubtedly remain long after we’re gone. They are our microbiome, and after eons of cohabitation, we are finally getting to know one another better. Of course, we aren’t always the best of neighbors. Autoimmune diseases, allergies, depression, and Alzheimer’s may be diseases of an unhappy microbiome. Come join world-renowned microbiologists as they zoom in on the micro world and zoom out on its macro influence.

Participants: Martin Blaser, Jo Handelsman, Rob Knight, David Relman

Details

Date:
June 2
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
$20 - $100
Website:
https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/wsf18_b_09/

Venue

Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Phone:
(212) 237-8005
Website:
http://geraldwlynchtheater.com
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