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Science On Screen: Seed, Soil and Spread


Date : March 23, 2019 -
Time : 2:00pm
Location : State Theatre
Address : 1307 J Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Description : A FREE, grant-driven, science education program for teens and adults that pairs prominent Lawrence Livermore Lab scientists presenting cutting-edge science with popular Hollywood films.

Get extra class credits for attending!
Attend and receive LLNL gear!
$500 to the classroom with the most students in attendance over four programs!
Seed, Soil and Spread:
3D bioprinted model for metastatic brain tumors
Speakers: William Hynes & Claire Robertson, LLNL

Cancer becomes highly dangerous when it spreads from its original site to a different vital organ. These secondary tumors called metastases are what kill most patients. Despite hundreds of years of research, it is not understood why, where, and how cancer spreads to organs like the brain. A major limitation in our current knowledge is how we study this process; most metastasis research is performed in mice. At LLNL, we are building systems to watch metastasis happen. Using 3D printing technology paired with advanced computer modeling, we create functional human brain blood vessels to monitor how cancer cells spread to the brain and form a tumor. This talk will describe how we bring together cancer biology, 3D printing and material science, to understand and hopefully prevent metastases in the future.

Plus: The Fault in Our Stars (PG-13~2014) Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them - and us - on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Doors at 2; presentation at 2:30; movie at 3:15 p.m.
Contact : State Theatre
Phone : BOX OFFICE (209) 527-4697
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