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The world’s preeminent scientists at Scripps Research package these traits with their endless curiosity on a quest to solve the challenges of modern human health.

You’re invited to join them on their journeys. In this third season of our popular Front Row Lecture Series, you’ll discover how altering the community of microorganisms in our gut—the microbiome—may help reverse heart disease while improving overall health. You’ll learn how llamas are playing a key role in the race to develop a universal flu vaccine. And you’ll be amazed at the chemical artistry behind designing pain medicines that are more effective and less addictive.

Explore the full menu of this season’s lecture topics below, then mark your calendar for a scientific adventure.

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Can Medicines That Alter The Microbiome Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020

    1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET

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    Promoting a healthy gut microbiome may be a powerful strategy for lowering cholesterol and other heart attack risk factors. In this Front Row lecture, Professor Reza Ghadiri will present research on molecules that can alter the bacterial population of intestines to a healthier state. This strategy may help reduce cholesterol levels and strongly inhibit the thickened-artery condition known as atherosclerosis.


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