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      November 7, 2019

      Thursday   6:30 PM

      1401 E University
      Tucson, Arizona 85721

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      UA Science Cafe at Saddlebrooke – 'Come Fly With Us: A Fruit Fly to Human Approach'

      Presenter: Daniela Zarnescu, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neurobiology and Neurology, University of Arizona

      About the talk: Fruit flies can be annoying, buzzing around your kitchen table when you leave those bananas out. What you may not know is that the tiny fruit fly has been a workhorse for over 100 years in better understanding fundamental facts about human biology and disease. Like humans, fruit flies have a brain, can learn, sleep, drink and get addicted, and are providing a great model for studying age and age-related neurodegenerative disorders. They have even helped discover drug therapies for cancer! We will cover the history of major genetic discoveries that led to several Nobel prizes and discuss some of the ways in which flies can help us understand disease and develop therapies for humans.

      About Science Cafes: Science Cafes, presented by the University of Arizona College of Science, bring the community together with University of Arizona scientists and graduate students in a casual setting. You'll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. We have five separate cafe series at five different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions.Audience: 


      Saddlebrooke Desert View Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Dr. Tucson, AZ
      United States

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      Erin Deely

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