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Profs & Pints: Bugs, Drugs, Evolution and Medicine
La Pop, a cultural salon
Washington, DC
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Profs & Pints: Bugs, Drugs, Evolution and Medicine
Profs and Pints presents: Bugs, Drugs, Evolution and Medicine," with Rui Diogo, associate professor of anatomy at Howard University's College of Medicine and resource faculty member at George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology.

Evolutionary medicine is a rapidly growing field that uses knowledge from evolutionary biology to better understand, prevent and treat disease. Its offering an understanding of why our bodies are what they are, which allows us to have a better understanding of 'imperfections' that make us particularly vulnerable to certain diseases or sport injuries. It factors prominently into discussions of antibiotics, vaccines, obesity, and poop treatments to build the immunity of babies.

Its also highly controversial. It remains on the fringes of pre-medical and medical education in the United States, a nation where medical students are not required to accept the theory of evolution, and many dont. New genetic data is being usedoften by people without adequate knowledge and scientific backgroundto try enhance the human body and build superhumans. Misunderstood science has revived old prejudices, to try to justify discriminatory treatment of immigrants and other groups.

Professor Diogo, who in November delivered a great Profs and Pints talk on evolution and racism, returns to the stage to give us an understanding of evolutionary medicine and its implications. Hell discuss how it factors into worries about the impact of overmedication, a huge problem in the United States. Hell talk about how it has played a role in medical developments such as the growing reluctance of doctors to give antibiotics to babies and their deliberate exposure of babies to fecal bacteria from their mothers. Well learn how environmental factors in the womb and elsewhere can switch genes on or off, leading to obesity and other problems, and how certain genetic factors can leave us particularly vulnerable to certain diseases or sports injuries.

Youll leave with a much greater understanding of medicine and your own body.

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La Pop, a cultural salon (View)
1847 Columbia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20000
United States

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Education > Classes
Other > Health & Wellness
Other > Political
Other > Technology

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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