Meet a Scientist: Decoding the Immune System

April 29, 2021 4:30 pm
April 29, 2021 5:10 pm
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How do immune cells know to attack pathogens but not harmless food or your own cells? Why do people recover differently from the same pathogen? What do immune cells do when they detect a cancer cell? The answers will unlock the potential of new therapies that harness our immune cells to fight infectious diseases and cancer. Join Stephanie Gaglione, a PhD researcher in MIT’s Birnbaum lab, to learn how immune cells fight disease and discover new tools to decode these mysteries. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of an immuno-engineering lab!
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    Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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