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Attn Boston Area Readers: Milk as Medicine – Free Science Lectures

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One of my favorite parts of graduate school was participating in an outreach-oriented organization called Science in the News. SITN (as we lovingly call it) has a number of great outreach arms, including regular articles about current science topics written by grad students called Signal to Noise (fomerly The Flash), hands-on events like the model organism zoo at the Cambridge Science Festival (where kids get to see zebra fish, fruit flies, nematodes, and other organisms that scientists use in the lab), and informal science lectures in bars called “Science by the Pint.”

But the signature outreach effort of SITN is the lecture series, which puts grad students in front of an audience to discuss their research (or research that excites them) in front of an audience of regular folks. This year’s Spring Seminar Series starts tomorrow, and it’s on a topic that readers of this blog should enjoy, “Human Milk as Medicine”:


April 23rd at 7:00pm - Human Milk as Medicine

If you’re in the Boston area, head on over to Harvard Square on Wednesday night, or if you can’t make it, check out the live stream. If you do make it, say hello, I’ll definitely be there!

Kevin Bonham About the Author: Kevin Bonham is a Curriculum Fellow in the Microbiology and Immunobiology department at Harvard Medical school. He received his PhD from Harvard, where he studied how the cells of the immune system detect the presence of infectious microbes. Find him on Google+, Reddit. Follow on Twitter @Kevbonham.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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  1. 1. L_Eplett 12:08 am 04/23/2014

    I’ve actually been thinking about doing a human milk post–if you learn anything interesting, definitely share!

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  2. 2. jtdwyer 7:01 am 04/23/2014

    Personally, I was a little disappointed not to find at least some mention of what is meant by ‘milk as medicine’ – although (as a result) I didn’t invest more time to follow any links…

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  3. 3. Kevin Bonham in reply to Kevin Bonham 11:50 pm 04/23/2014

    To be honest – I didn’t know what was meant by it! If you’d been at the lecture, you would have found out – but you can always watch it after the fact too:

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