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Is Being Male a Cancer Predisposition Syndrome? The Unintended Consequences of Evolutionary Pressures that Drive Sex Differences in Body Size

St. Louis County Library - Florissant Valley Branch 195 New Florissant Road, South, Florissant, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Click Find Out More to Register!

Featured Speaker: Joshua B. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Co-Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, St Louis Children's Hospital, and Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine

The hypothesis is that cancer in males is not the same as cancer in females. Should we think about treating males and females differently, even when they have the "same" type of cancer? Find out in this fascinating talk that looks at the sex differences in malignant brain tumor incidence and survival, the evolutionary pressures that drive sex differences within a species, and the developmental mechanisms that result in male versus female phenotypes.

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Is Being Male a Cancer Predisposition Syndrome? is an Evenings on Genetics and Genomics Series Community Event of The Academy of Science - St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and the Children's Discovery Institute of St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

In collaboration with the Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Libraries.

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Unearthed: Amazing Accomplishments of Eastern Missouri’s Prehistoric Cultures

St. Louis County Library - Florissant Valley Branch 195 New Florissant Road, South, Florissant, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Click "Find Out More" to register!

Featured Speaker: Joe Harl, archaeologist, Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis

It's a common belief that prehistoric peoples lived in simple huts and wore little clothing, that every day was a struggle to survive. Archaeological investigations at prehistoric sites are revealing this familiar misconception is far from the truth. Archaeologist, JoeHarl, shares the accomplishments of these prehistoric residents and shows how reintroducing their foods, medicines, and ideas could improve our lives today.

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