Health picks from the Boston Science and Engineering Calendar

The Boston Science and Engineering Lectures website offers a comprehensive list of many such events happening in the Boston area. Nothing fancy, just super comprehensive.

by Nora Valdez. Click for more.

Here’s a sample of health-related posts from this week. Always double check before attending. Trends toward science but includes policy events. And, thanks to editor Fred Hapgood, who would “appreciate your mentioning this list to people with compatible interests.”

Here’s a sample:

Monday March 27

Noon.  “Folding Tissues: cell-based origami.”   Adam Martin.   target=_”new”> Lab of Morphogenesis.   Northeastern:  333 Curry Student Center.   Details.

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“Mining the Human Gut Microbiota for Immunomodulatory Organisms.”   Naama Geva-Zatorsky.   HMS:  NRB 1031.   Details.

5:15p.  “Poverty and Inequality: Societal and Psychological Costs.”   Presentations and a Panel Discussion.   HLS:  Austin Hall 100, 1515 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, March 28

11a.  “Brain Circuits Regulating Fear.”   Stephen Maren.   McLean Hospital:  deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill St.   Details.

2 – 5p.  “The Myths of Testosterone.”   A forum. .   BU:  Photonics Center 906, 8 St. Mary’s St.   Details.

6 – 8p.  “Rosalind Franklin: DNA’s Shadow Figure.”   A screening of NOVA’s “Secret of Photo 51,” which examines Franklin’s largely unsung role in the discovery of DNA.   Introduced by Tracey L. Petryshen, of the MGH Center for Genomic Medicine.   MGH:  Museum of Medical History, 12 North Grove St.   Details. To register, please email or call 617-724-2755.

Wednesday, March 29

11a.  “Toward a Therapy for Central Nervous System Injuries: simple solutions for studying neuroregeneration.”   Khalid Shah.   Northeastern:  333 Curry Student Center.  Details, Abstract.

Noon.  “Nature’s Gift: How the Discovery of Structural Principles in a Microbial Protein Helped Illuminate the Pathophysiology of Psychiatry.”   Karl Deisseroth.   Boston Children’s Hospital:  Folkman Auditorium, 300 Longwood Ave.   Details.*   This Event will be webcast.

1p.  “Motor Skill Learning and Execution in a Distributed Brain Network.”   Steffen Wolff.   Harvard:  Northwest 243.   Details.

4p.  “How Do Patents Affect Innovation?”   Heidi Williams.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details.

t party buttons5:30 – 8p.  “Connected Health: Emerging Technologies Poised to Make our Lives Better.”   A forum.   MIT:  32-144.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6p.  “Examining America’s Opioid Crisis.”   A forum.   HKS:  JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK St.  Details.

March 30 – 31.  “2017 MassBio Annual Meeting.”   Royal Sonesta, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Thursday 3/30

Noon.  “Biological Design for Health and the Environment.”   Pamela Silver.   Harvard:  Northwest B103.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  “Diagnosis of Hereditary Hearing Loss in the Genomic Era.”   Jun Shen.   Mass Eye & Ear, Meltzer Auditorium, 243 Charles St.   Details.

2:30p.  “CRISPR and What’s Next.”   2017 MassBio Annual Meeting.   Royal Sonesta, Cambridge.   Details.

4:30p.  “How Many Patients does It — and should It — Take to Develop a New Cancer Drug?”   Jonathan Kimmelman.   HMS:  1st Floor Conference Room, 641 Huntington Ave.  Details, Registration.

6:30p.  “Consciousness Hacking: Meditation, Neuroscience, and Technology.”   A forum.   Harvard Divinity School:  Sperry Room and Various Classrooms, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave.  Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  “What Brain Connectivity Reveals about Music, Language, and Creativity.”  Psyche Loui.   Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler St, Somerville.   Details.

Friday March 31

9 – Noon.  “A Mini-Symposium on Cancer Stem Cells.”   Dana-Farber Institute, Jimmy Fund Auditorium.   Details.

12:45p.  “Incorporating Climate Projections in Health Impact Studies.”   Pat Kinney.   BUSM:  L210.   Details.

April 1 – 2.   “Investing in Discovery: Food Tank Summit.”   A conference.   Tufts:  Friedman School, 150 Harrison Avenue.   Details, Abstract, Registration.


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