The next Science On Tap, “Sensor Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: The Need for Speed” is 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at UnQuarked – The Wine at 145 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, recognizing the global health threat from drug-resistant bacterial infections, have developed a rapid diagnostic tool that promises to revolutionize the way hospitals test for infection.
Join Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland, with the Lab’s Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Group, for a discussion about this potentially life-saving sensor, how it mimics our own immune system’s response strategy, and what it means for health on a global scale.
With all the wonders of modern medicine, it may seem bizarre that the most likely place to contract and die from an infection is in a local hospital. One of the leading causes of death each year, sepsis takes the lives of more than 250,000 Americans annually. This exaggerated response to infection is extremely time-consuming to diagnose, making speedy treatment and recovery far less likely than we’d like.
This event is free and open to all ages.
Benefit for Bradbury Science Museum Association members
Bring Bradbury Science Museum Association membership cards (or join on the spot—at very reasonable rates) and get $1 off food and/or drink orders during Science On Tap.
On Tap is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests. The “On Tap” series happens twice a month. The discussions are supported by Bradbury Science Museum, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos Historical Society and PEEC at The Nature Center.