"Today we're going to figure out how to treat inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, using evolutionary medicine," announced Burt Humburg at the beginning of his Research Unplugged talk last Wednesday at the Penn State Downtown Theatre. "Researchers have looked for bacteria, fungi, and parasites which may cause this disease, but we can't find any and so today we're going to find a treatment ourselves."
"How many of you have had laparoscopic or arthroscopic surgery?" asked Mary Frecker at last Wednesday's well-attended Research Unplugged event. Some hands shot up. "Then you've had what's called a ‘minimally invasive' procedure," Frecker explained.
Ballenger suggests the variety of courses that Alzheimer's disease can take.
"We tend to think about memory simply as a failure of recall, but I think we need to understand memory as connecting our past with our present with our future," said Jesse Ballenger at the final Research Unplugged event of the spring season, last Wednesday at the Penn State Downtown Theatre. "This is so important because it points to the fact that memory is a challenge for all of us, regardless of whether we experience dementia or not."
Although the upper echelons of Roman society attended gladiatorial games, they considered it very undignified to personally perform in a public spectacle, explained Garrett Fagan to a group of rapt listeners last Wednesday at the Penn State Downtown Theatre. "These Romans would look at our celebrities like Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt and say 'My God, these people are scum!'"