Science Café Cleveland presents


What can that age-old disease tuberculosis (TB) teach us in 2016?

JUNE 13, 2016




W. Henry Boom, MD

Professor of Medicine; Director, Tuberculosis Research Unit at CWRU, School of Medicine; Interim Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center



Many around the world become infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the aetiologic agent of human TB, yet few become ill with disease.  What does that observation teach us about how our immune system controls infections in general, about how immune failure causes disease and may promote antibiotic resistance, and about how to make our immune system better at controlling infections?


Michael Specter. "A deadly misdiagnosis. Is it possible to save the million of people who die from TB?" Letter from India | November 15, 2010 Issue | The New Yorker

Jason Overdorf. "Supercharged Tuberculosis, Made in India." July 6, 2015 | Scientific American




The Music Box Supper Club - Concert Hall

1148 Main Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44113



June 13, 2016

Doors will be open 5:30 - 9:00 PM (Last call at 8:45PM). Presentation and discussion is 7:00 - 8:00 PM. The Concert Hall will also host a limited menu before and during the event. Not to mention a full bar! (Click here to view menu). Come early, get a good seat, grab a bite and a beverage and enjoy the discussion!


WHO: Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream, and the Music Box Supper Club.


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