The Studio

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The Studio showcases the latest in health-related research occurring in the Pacific Northwest. The featured theme and content in The Studio changes every six months, giving you an opportunity to learn about new advances in health research and the methods, challenges and opportunities associated with scientific innovation.

In The Studio, you can hear visiting scientists discuss their research efforts in the health sciences and learn about the cutting-edge science that is advancing understanding about health and wellness. You also have the opportunity to explore health-related careers.

Current Exhibit

Food Allergies: Game On

How do foods such as peanuts and shellfish have potentially deadly side effects for some and not for others? Food Allergies: Game On investigates what causes allergies and why some are potentially deadly.

Local medical researchers and allergy physicians are working together to shed light on to food allergies and how to create better treatments. In Food Allergies: Game On, learn what happens when you have an allergic reaction; investigate how scientists are working to stop allergic reactions in their tracks; discover food allergies from around the world and compare them to those in our backyard; explore how your immune system identifies "invaders" and the research that combats these dangerous allergic reactions.

Additional resources

http://www.worldallergy.org

http://www.allassoc.com/patient-education

http://www.foodallergy.org

http://www.eufic.org/article/en/artid/Focus-on-food-allergens

http://www.aafa.org

Programs
The Studio features daily hands-on activities led by Pacific Science Center staff on select topics in the health sciences. On the first Saturday of most months, you can talk with local scientists at Scientist Spotlight. These programs are included in the price of general admission--FREE for Pacific Science Center members.

Volunteer Opportunities
We work with local scientists to create exciting exhibit and programs that focus on current health science research. If you are a scientist or researcher in the Seattle area looking to get involved, we invite you to learn more about this excellent program.

For more information please contact Beth Gibson, Media & Content Specialist for Portal to the Public, bgibson@pacsci.org or (206) 443-3357.

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This project is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health and a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.