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Science Straight Up: Trusting Your Gut Reaction
Science Straight Up: Trusting Your Gut Reaction
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Date/Time
Thursday, June 26th 2014
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Location
C'ville Coffee

Science Straight Up is a monthly “science cafe” organized by the University of Virginia.  We aim to promote community conversations about science in a relaxed atmosphere.  This month, join U.Va. graduate researchers Emily Billings and Laura Gonyar for a discussion on dual recognition in bacteria and their hosts.

Our bodies contain about 10X more bacterial cells than human cells, and we are in constant communication and interaction with these resident microbes. Our immune system must be able to distinguish self from non-self and friend from foe. Just as our immune systems have learned to identify harmful bacteria that have breached our defenses, invading bacteria have learned to recognize desired locations within the human body and modify the expression of traits essential for causing disease in their hosts.

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