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Secret Science Club presents: “It’s a Jungle in There” with Microbiologist & Author Martin Blaser
May 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
Say hello to your little friends—all 100 trillionof them. Microbiologist Martin Blaserexplores the human microbiome (the 1,000 or so microbial species that inhabit our noses, mouths, guts, and skin); the dangers posed to our health by the overuse of antibiotics; how obesity, asthma, diabetes, and even mood swings maybe linked to changes in our microbiota; and—yes!—fecal transplants.
Dr. Martin Blaser is director of the Human Microbiome Program and MurielG. and George W. Singer Professor of Translational Medicine at the NYUSchool of Medicine. Dr. Blaser and his new book Missing Microbes:How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues have recently been featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, and NPR, and in the New Yorker and New York Times.
Before & After
–Try our bugged-out cocktail of the night, the Super Organism
–Wiggle to grooves that wriggle
–Stick around for the scintillating Q&A
–Snag a signed copy of Dr. Blaser’s spanking-new book, Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues