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Molds, Mushrooms, and Medicines

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0466
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From beneficial yeasts that aid digestion to toxic molds that cause disease, we are constantly navigating a world filled with fungi. Drawing on the latest advances in mycology, Nicholas P. Money, professor of biology at Miami University in Ohio, explores the amazing ways fungi interact with our bodies, showing how our health and well-being depend on an immense ecosystem of yeasts and molds inside and all around us.

Money leads a guided tour of a marvelous unseen realm, describing how our immune systems are engaged in continuous conversation with the teeming mycobiome inside the body and how we can fall prey to serious and even life-threatening infections when this peaceful coexistence is disturbed. He also sheds light on our complicated relationship with fungi outside the body, from wild mushrooms and cultivated molds that have been staples of the human diet for millennia to the controversial experimentation with magic mushrooms in the treatment of depression.

Money’s book Molds, Mushrooms, and Medicines: Our Lifelong Relationship with Fungi (Princeton University Press) is available for purchase.

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