The State Theatre and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory present: Science On Screen

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Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Run Time: 150 min. Rating: PG-13

A FREE, grant-driven, science education program for teens and adults that pairs prominent LLNL scientists presenting cutting-edge science with popular Hollywood films.

  • Get extra class credits for attending!
  • Attend and receive LLNL gear!
  • The top three classrooms with the most students in attendance over the four programs will receive cash prizes!

Seed, Soil and Spread:
3D bioprinted model for metastatic brain tumors
Speakers: Monica Moya and Javier Alvarado

Cancer becomes highly dangerous when it spreads from its original site to a different vital organ. These secondary tumors called metastases are what kill most patients. Despite hundreds of years of research, it is not understood why, where, and how cancer spreads to organs like the brain. A major limitation in our current knowledge is how we study this process; most metastasis research is performed in mice. At LLNL, we are building systems to watch metastasis happen. Using 3D printing technology paired with advanced computer modeling, we create functional human brain blood vessels to monitor how cancer cells spread to the brain and form a tumor. This talk will describe how we bring together cancer biology, 3D printing and material science, to understand and hopefully prevent metastases in the future.

Plus:  The Fault in Our Stars (PG-13~2014) Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them Рand us Рon an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Doors at 2; presentation at 2:30; movie at 3:15 p.m.