NERD NITE SF #98: Immunotherapy, End-of-Life Tattoos, & Space Magic

NERD NITE SF #98: Immunotherapy, End-of-Life Tattoos, & Space Magic

Wednesday 7/18

7:00 pm

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

NERD NITE SF #98: Immunotherapy, End-of-Life Tattoos, & Space Magic
NERD NITE SF #98: Immunotherapy, End-of-Life Tattoos, & Space Magic
Get your therapy at a cellular level from a Stanford postdoc and nerd-herder, resuscitate your zest for life with an ER doc and end-of-life protocols expert, and reflect on some space magic with an astrophysicist who also critiques Star Trek science. Drinking will be involved, as will ingestion of bao and bopping to some beats. You know, just a typical mid-July nite at the Rickshaw. Be there and be square!

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“Written in Ink: Tattoos and Best Practices in Medical Directives” by Derek Kuhl Richardson

You see a man collapse at a concert; before you start CPR, you see he has a tattoo reading “DNR” across his chest. Do you assume this means “do not resuscitate” and respect his wishes for a peaceful death? Or might he simply be a zealous fan of groundbreaking German synth band Das Nacht Reinhold and want full medical care?

Derek is an ER doctor, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at UCSF, and a researcher in communications of end-of-life goals of care. He has an unambiguous Neutral Milk Hotel chest tattoo.

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“Magnifying the Distant Universe” by Rachael Livermore

With the Hubble Space Telescope, we can find galaxies so far away that the light left them when the universe was in its infancy. This gives us a glimpse of some of the first sources to light up the universe, but it's incredibly difficult as these most distant galaxies are so small and faint. To overcome this difficulty, we use an amazing quirk of general relativity that causes dark matter to act as a natural telescope in space, magnifying these very distant galaxies to make them bright enough to see. If this sounds like magic, that's because it is.

Rachael received her PhD in Astrophysics from Durham University in England and now works at University of Melbourne in Australia. Her research focuses on the most distant galaxies in the universe.

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Saumyaa Mittal on cancer immunotherapy--more details to come!

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With: Alpha Bravo, who’ll be spinning tunes specially selected to match the presenters’ themes. Follow the setlist on Twitter @djalphabravo.

Food: Delicious pork-belly bao and other bun goodness from Cross Hatch Eatery.
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop - Monthly Series
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com/