Exhibits

photo-home-slide4

FROM BEER TO DNA: Harnessing Nature in Medicine & Industry

 Exhibited in the

Undergraduate Medical Academy

E. E. O’Banion Science Bldg. Room 129

Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX

January 20, 2015 – February 28, 2015


About the exhibit:

MICROBES—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages.

Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

A glimpse into the past reveals a history of human enterprise that has adapted these tiny organisms for health and profit. This exhibition explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use life.

Credits: This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

For more information call 936-261-3075 or e-mail Ola Riley @ ocriley@pvamu.edu

For special assistance with disabilities please call ext. 3585.

Credits: This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Baltimore.

 

Was this information helpful? Provide Feedback or report broken links.