The next Science on Tap is a livestream presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 12, “A Silent Fire: The Story of Inflammation, Diet and Disease.” Register here or watch on YouTube. Tickets are a $5 to $15 suggested donation. Complete details are available at scienceontaporwa.org/events/online_oct_12_inflammation/.
The presentation by gastroenterologist Shilpa Ravella, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and author of articles in The Atlantic, New York Magazine and Slate, is an investigation of inflammation—the hidden force at the heart of modern disease—and how we can prevent, treat or even reverse it. Inflammation is the body’s ancestral response to injury and foreign pathogens. As the threats we face have evolved, science is uncovering how inflammation may also turn against us, simmering underneath the surface of leading killers from heart disease and cancer to depression, aging and autoimmune conditions.
Visit Via Productions’ YouTube page for the live show or watch the high quality version on Zoom. Recorded live shows are available to Patreon members about a week later. For more information on this event or about Science on Tap, visit Science on Tap OR WA.