Friday, October 1, 2021

Announcement: This Saturday at The Science Circle - "What Is It About The Science Circle and Second Life?", "Mitochondrial Dysfunction"


"What is it about The Science Circle and Second Life?"

Saturday October 2,

10AM to 11 AM SL time

Second Life and The Science Circle has been going strong for over 13 years. That is a longer time than almost any of today’s social media platforms.

What does Second Life and The Science Circle mean to you? How do they differ from social media? How is communicating or interacting with other people different in a virtual world than in other ways to meet online? How does it differ from being together in person?

This will be a relaxed and informal conversation about this topic. We would love to hear from you and your point of view on this fascinating social phenomenon.

Non-members only need to register once.

Is this the first time you will attend a presentation with us?
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"Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Failure in Human Disease"

Saturday October 2

9PM to 10 PM SL time

Some two billion years ago, a seminal, endosymbiotic event occurred: a larger, anaerobic bacterial cell ingested a smaller, aerobic prokaryotic ‘germ’. This beneficial union of two life forms led to the evolution of more highly organized eukaryotic cells with mitochondria as subcellular organelles. These mitochondria still retain their own bacteria-like DNA – they also replicate themselves. As the metabolic power source for eukaryotic cells, mitochondria utilize (detoxify) oxygen to produce energy, an attribute that has made possible the rise of multi-cellular organisms and higher life forms. Mitochondria are vital to cellular life and therefore, to human life. Unfortunately, they can also be subject to genetically-based errors of metabolism.

Presentation by Robert A. Hendrix, M.D.

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