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Scientist unveils ways to outsmart diseases

May 19, 2011

Winning the war against germs that cause disease takes inventiveness since these microbes evolve much faster than we do. Kathryn Sykes, Ph.D., a scientist at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, will compare approaches taken in the past relative to new efforts in science to outsmart microbes and prevent disease from 1:45-2:15 p.m., May 21, at the Arizona Science Center All About Me Biogalleries.

The interactive presentation “Let’s Outsmart Diseases” is a fun educational session that is part of a family-friendly series designed to stimulate conversation and inquiry on topics related to the bioscience. The Bio Buzz Family Series was made possible through a five-year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. This program will give students and the general public a glimpse into the human body, its’ parts and processes, and new advances in biomedical research and technology.

Admission to The Bio Buzz Family Series is free with paid general admission. Arizona Science Center is located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix. For more information, visit

See a video of Sykes explaining her work.

About Arizona Science Center
The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages about science. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington St. in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-art Dorrance planetarium and a five-story IMAX® theater. For more information please call 602-716-2000 or visit