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  1. Election Day

    November 5, 2019, 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Various polling precincts

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  2. Sigma Series: Immunity — the Seventh Sense

    November 5, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside 3D IMAX Theater

    Dr. Jonathan (Jony) Kipnis, this Sigma Series speaker, and his research group focus on the complex interactions between the immune system and the central nervous system. Immune cells and their derived molecules have major impact on brain function, but immune cells are not found within the brain’s functional tissue, adding mystery to the enigmatic interactions between immunity and the brain. Scientists have recently discovered a presence of meningeal lymphatic vessels that drain brain molecules and immune cells to the lymph nodes, therefore physically connecting the brain and the immune system. This previously undiscovered communication between the central nervous and immune systems suggests new approaches for developing treatments for several neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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