Aquaporin water channels

Ullyot Public Affairs Virtual Lecture

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. EDT

Nobel laureate and medical scientist Peter Agre will present “Aquaporin Water Channels: From Atomic Structure to Malaria.”
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How Two Outsider Scientists Saw Inside Climate Change

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Eunice Foote and Guy Callendar showed the warming effects of CO2 in the atmosphere.
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Now on View

Take a watery journey through history and science with Downstream, a new exhibition that explores more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States.
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Disease in the Water: Typhoid Fever

Thursday, September 30 | 4:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for a Varsity Tutors virtual class to learn about typhoid fever in Philadelphia and what politicians did to protect residents from it.
Model of Delaware River Basin, 1964.

WHYY Features Institute’s New ‘Downstream’ Exhibition

Research curator Jesse Smith explains how people could see, smell, and taste contaminants in the waterways throughout Philadelphia in the late 1700s.

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