Tumor Paint

Friday, August 18, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm in the TCA gallery

What does glow in the dark scorpion venom and biomimicry have in common? Come find out. I am teaching a workshop tonight.

The Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion’s sting is excruciating, its venom can kill. Yet it’s venom is also being called tumor paint.  The Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion’s venom is also the newest cancer treatment. Tumor paint, derived from synthetically-reproduced scorpion venom, is revolutionizing how surgeons operate on cancer cells. How is this possible? Because it’s venom glows in the dark and when injected into a cancer patient to glows, but it only attaches to the cancer cells. So, surgeons are able to ensure they remove all of the cancerous cells.

If we use glow in the dark paint to trace our pathways will the directions become easier to navigate? Join me for a glow-in-the-dark, map making workshop.

Follow the Glow, learning from the Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion

This hands-on maker project uses Biomimicry to bring together the arts and sciences. Learn that the Israeli Deathstalker Scoprion’s sting can be deadly, but its venom is leading to a medical break-through and is being used as “glowing tumor paint.” Join the TCA in a glow-in-the-dark map-making workshop.

The workshop is FREE and there is a cash bar!

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
Free parking is available for events occurring at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

Friday, August 18, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm in the TCA gallery


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