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July 11, 2017
The discovery that a microorganism produced penicillin in 1928 ushered in an unprecedented global effort to mine for new antibiotics from the environment, in particular from microorganisms that live in soil. It remains one of the most impactful scientific discoveries in our species’ history, as it resulted in nearly doubling our life span. Read more…
May 10, 2017
Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, USA
C2ST is pleased to present this event as part of our Science + Cinema initiative.
We go behind-the-scenes of the WTTW series Urban Nature with its producer and host, as well as one of the scientists featured in a segment filmed right here in Chicago.
May 1, 2017
Auditorium of the Alliance Française
Sixth Edition: Plant Biotechnology and Astrophysics in the Spotlight
As part of the French Innovation Week organized by the Consulate General of France, the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago, Business France and the Alliance Française de Chicago, have organized the Sixth Edition of the French American Science Festival, to be held the first week of May 2017. Read more…
March 7, 2017
1547 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
How do fish and other marine species find forever homes? How long do they remain drifters?
Adults spawn and release eggs that hatch into larvae that temporarily join the drifting communities of the open ocean, plankton. What happens from there is not easy to study–larvae are tiny; almost invisible, and the ocean is huge. Read more…
August 17, 2016
Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Female apes are easily overshadowed by their larger, more boisterous male counterparts. Thus, the nature of female social relationships has been shrouded in mystery. The subtlety of social behavior in female chimpanzees belies a complex set of strategies that allow them to navigate the costs and benefits of group life.
March 15, 2016
Cannabis abuse during adolescence increases the risk of developing psychosis and prefrontal cortex (PFC)-dependent cognitive deficits later in life. The CB1 cannabinoid receptor has long been known to mediate the psychoactive effects of cannabis, yet the mechanisms underlying such vulnerability remain unknown. Here, I will discuss data from my lab and others showing that long-lasting deficits in prefrontal functions can occur following repeated exposure to cannabinoids during adolescence. Read more…