Science Café Las Vegas

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Science Café Las Vegas, supported by the UNLV College of Sciences, is an organization geared towards bringing fascinating science discussions to the public of Southern Nevada.

We invite scientists to give short (~10-15 minute) presentations to the public at our fantastic venue, McMullan's Irish Pub, and then have roundtable discussions about anything you could possibly wish to know. Science Café Las Vegas is on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m.

Come on down to the pub for lively science discussion, delicious brews, fantastic food, and a great time! Family friendly (under age 21 allowed).

Next Science Café: February 5

Dr. Veronique Demers-Mathieu, Senior Research Scientist, Medolac Laboratories

"How do human milk antibodies help to protect the immature gut in preterm infants against infections?"

Breastfeeding protects against infections and promotes the development of the immature immune system in newborns. This protection is partially due to the transfer of immune components from the mother to their infant. This passive immunization is done, in part, by human milk antibodies, including secretory IgA (SIgA), IgM and IgG. SIgA is the most abundant antibody in human milk (»90%) and critical in the infant’s gut as it neutralizes bacterial (including toxins) and viral agents by binding to them, thus reducing their ability to interact with epithelial cells and infect. This talk will discuss how human milk antibodies help to protect the immature gut in preterm infants against infection.

Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to dine and hang out.
Talk begins at 7 p.m.

Venue

McMullan's Irish Pub

4650 W. Tropicana Ave. #110
Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-247-7000