Science Cafe is back!
We’re happy to announce a new home for Science Cafe- after a lot of careful research and thought, we’ve decided that the Nacul Center is the perfect venue to bring science into the community. Located near downtown Amherst, the Nacul Center is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable architecture that minimizes impact on the environment.
Kicking off our first cafe of the fall is Dr. Jeff Blanchard with his cafe Gut feeling: fostering a diverse and healthy microbiome.
Have you ever considered that there are millions of tiny creatures living inside of you? The bacteria within the human gut outnumber our own cells ten to one! These bacteria can determine how much of your food you store as fat, whether you develop harmful plaque in your arteries, and even what time of day you might feel tired. Technology has made it possible to study these microorganisms and to develop new treatments for diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease. This cafe will explore the diversity of human and animal gut bacteria, and how our lifestyle simultaneously influences and is influenced by our gut bacteria.
Details: Thursday October 8th 6-7pm at the Nacul Center (592 Main St, Amherst, MA). Click on the maps below to view larger. All Science Café events are free and open to the public. Want to learn something new? Come join us!