Science on Tap: The Gut Talks, But Does the Liver Listen?
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Free State Brewing Company, 636 Massachusetts, Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
Science on Tap: The Gut Talks, But Does the Liver Listen? The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Alcoholic Liver Disease. Our gut bacteria outnumber human cells 10:1, yet only recently has our microbiome been linked with human disease, including alcoholic liver disease. First recognized in the late 1990s, the full extent the gut microbiome has on liver disease pathogenesis remains mostly a mystery. For this Science on Tap, Assistant Professor Michele Pritchard will discuss what is known about how our bacterial colonists induce liver injury and the preclinical development of new therapeutic options for patients with alcoholic liver disease. Science on Tap is a science cafe hosted by Free State Brewing, 636 Massachusetts St. Guest moderators introduce a topic and then guide discussion with the audience. Bring your curiosity and your questions.