Origins Science Scholars On Campus: "The Little Engine That Could... Climb The Mountain Of Evolution! How Our Cells Developed Mitochondria"

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Origins Science Scholars On Campus: "The Little Engine That Could... Climb The Mountain Of Evolution! How Our Cells Developed Mitochondria"
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The Little Engine That Could... Climb the Mountain of Evolution! How Our Cells Developed Mitochondria
Joe LaManna, Jeanne M. and Joseph S. Silber Professor of Brain Sciences, Physiology and Biophysics, CWRU

How do cheetahs run 60 mph? And sharks swim 80? Metabolizing sugar alone as a source of power for living things doesn’t produce enough energy to support complex life like animals. But sugar plus abundant oxygen produces 20 times the energy and allows peregrines to dive at 200 mph –and to brake in time to to pull up and avoid splattering on the ground! And Frigate birds to fly nonstop for a week at a time! Hard at work inside the cell, tiny mitochondria labor incessantly to give us the energy we need for peak performance –whether turtle or hare. But how did such a complex system evolve? And what does it mean for our own evolution?

Our original OSS series!
Evening Schedule:
5:30 – Coffee and cookies
6-7 – Lecture
7-8 Catered dinner

To register for OSS events, go to http://www.siegallifelonglearning.org/origins-science-scholars.html
For more information on OSS, call Felicia at 216-368-2090
fmi: Origins.case.edu

The Origins Science Scholars program began on campus in 2009 and has become a favorite venue for Cleveland area folks interested in or curious about cutting edge science with topics changing every semester and ranging from the beginning of the universe, to the origin of the earth and solar system, to the origin and evolution of life on earth, the human mind and consciousness, and evolution and human health.
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By: Institute for the Science of Origins

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