Rescheduled: Science in the News series kicks off with ‘Big Bacteria, Big Pharma, Big Problems’

NOTE: Due to the inclement weather, the talk originally scheduled for Feb. 9 at the New Haven Free Public Library will now be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The times of the Feb. 13 and 15 presentations remain unchanged.

A look at  “Big Bacteria, Big Pharma, Big Problems: What You Should Know About Antibiotics” will open this year’s Science in the News Series presented by the Yale Science Diplomats.

Science in the News is a free, public lecture series given by Yale graduate students that aims to deconstruct complex scientific topics and explain them in a way that is easy to understand for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Of its first topic, the group writes: “Antibiotics are truly a big part of our lives, but it’s hard to know what they are and how they really affect us. How do they work, and what parts do they play in medicine, agriculture, and history? Three scientists will lay out the real roles of antibiotics, including prescriptions and drug resistance, public health issues, and what big pharmaceuticals and academia are trying to do with them.”

There will be three presentations:

  • Monday, Feb. 13, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7–8 p.m., Guilford Free Public Library, 67 Park St., Guilford
  • Thursday, Feb. 16 [originally Feb. 9], 6:30–7:30 p.m. in the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St., New Haven

This is the first of a five-part series. Other presentations will look at living beyond Earth, the realities of the virtual world, the science of human extinction, and the science of a perfect weekend. See dates and times of upcoming talks.