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Events December 1, 2016 at 10:12 am

Screening of Spillover: Zika, Ebola, & Beyond, Dec. 6

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
American Society for Microbiology (1752 N St. NW)

Throughout the last few decades, diseases that spill over from animals to humans have been on the rise. What’s behind their increase, and can we do anything to combat these dangerous foes? Spillover: Zika, Ebola & Beyond, from HHMI’s Tangled Bank Studios, investigates the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah. We find out how human behaviors spread diseases, and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world. Join us for the film and discussion with filmmakers Aileen O’Hearn and James Barrat!

There is limited seating and tickets are expected to sell out fast!

Eventbrite - Microbes After Hours: Spillover: Zika, Ebola, & Beyond

Events October 16, 2016 at 3:18 pm

FREE event: The Necrobiome – Microbial Life After Death

October 19, 2016 | 6:30-8:30pm
American Society for Microbiology Headquarters, 1752 N Street NW, Washington DC
Cost: FREE
Space is limited, RSVP required.

Special Halloween edition of Microbes After Hours!

What happens to us after we die? A decomposing corpse becomes its own mini-ecosystem, hosting insects, scavengers and multitudes of microbes. Microbes from the environment, the corpse, as well as the insects and scavengers are blended together and work to recycle tissues back to their constituents. Dr. Jennifer DeBruyn (Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee) will discuss the fascinating process of human decomposition, and how scientists are using that information to inform forensic science, livestock mortality management and fossilization.

Can’t attend in person? We will also be live streaming on YouTube.

Events June 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Medical Museum Science Cafe: Veterinary Pathology

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6-7 p.m.

Where:
National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910

What:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to solve a mystery with a microscope? How about investigate deployment-related injury or disease in our highly trained Military Working Dogs? Or even help develop medical countermeasures to some of the most dangerous pathogens that pose a threat to service members deployed around the world? Join U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonels Tony Alves and Jennifer Chapman from the Joint Pathology Center – Veterinary Pathology Services, to learn what veterinary pathology is all about and highlight fascinating aspects of comparative pathology. Witness dynamic demonstrations of how Army veterinary pathologists identify deployment-related injury trends or potential infectious diseases that may pose risk to our Military Working Dogs, service members, and their families.

Cost:
FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.

Contact:
Call (301) 319-3303 or email [email protected]

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