Month: February 2012

The Life and Times of a Cancer-Causing Bacterium that Can Thrive in the Human Stomach

By Laura E. Martinez, February 23, 2012, 8:15 PM, downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that infects the stomach of about 50% of all humans. Infection with H. pylori can persist throughout the lifetime of the host

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Soils In The Air: The Savings Account Of The Forest

By Camila Tejo Haristoy, February 23, 2012, 7:30 PM, downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. The canopy of a forest ecosystem is an interesting environment that has seen very little exploration and study. Ongoing research aims to understand how plants, animals, and

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When Good Cells Go Bad: Your Brain Helping Brain Tumors Survive

By Susan Fung, February 21, 2012, 8 PM, downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. Brain tumors are made of up to 30% of the body’s own immune cells. The tumors accomplish this by releasing chemicals that attract and reprogram immune cells that

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Not Your Parents’ Protest: New Forms of Political Participation in Social Media

By Shawn Walker February 8, 2012, 9PM Town Hall Seattle Pub Can a tweet, Facebook post, or uploading a video to YouTube be considered a form of political participation? Social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are not

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