Baja & Border News Translations: Science Week XXIX Opens at UABC; Conferences Held at Wine Museum

Science Week XXIX Opens at UABC (El Vigia, 10/20/12 by Montserrat Buendia)

Ensenada, BC - Botox, yeast, yogurt and other products are manufactured using good bacteria for the body, either for medical use or consumption and health. During the 29th week of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Greece Ibarra, a student of biology, explained to children that not all bacteria are present or micro-organisms are bad. Many of them are used to make food products, medicines, beauty treatments or serve to raise bread or give consistency to beer.

The young student told the children of primary and pre-school that not all bacteria hurt or make humans or animals sick, but work in to other areas of daily life. Botox, for example, is a material used for aesthetic beauty that extracted from a bacterium called clostridium botulinum, which helps stretch facial muscles. He said is used to help with the loss of mobility in the face. When some stars of film or music speak or make facial expressions, their face does not display the same kind of gesture. He explained that yeasts are fungi that allow you to increase or inflate the bread dough, then cap it to produces gases that cause fermentation.

Science Week XXIX at UABC opens house to the school community of Ensenada to learn about scientific projects and research there. Each year, explained Maestro Evelio Martínez, around 10,000 people attend, including students from preschool to high school and teachers of different schools of the municipality, the San Quintín, Playas, Rosarito and Camalu, as today and in 2011.

In addition to the exhibitions, lectures and theatre, the week of science offers workshops in which young people learn about math, biology, computers, engineering, physics and other subjects taught at the University. In the workshops, students learn about fungi, robotics, mathematics, geometrical figures, what is a bioregion, what is science, fingerprints, native plants, arid areas, and tangible interfaces, among other subjects.

Conferences Held at Wine Museum (El Vigia, 10/20/12 by Nicte Madrigal)

Ensenada, BC - A cultural activity at the Museum of the Vine and Wine of Baja California, a series of conferences on winemaking history in the State starts today, with a program that will extend until December. The activities at the Museum, located at kilometer 81.3 of the carretera Tecate-Ensenada, in the Ruta del Vino, Valle de Guadalupe, are open to the general public.

The director of the Museum, Gabriel Díaz García de León, said the purpose is to publicize the rich history of our valleys in relation to cultivation, first settlements and production of wine. The conferences will be given by chroniclers, historians, archaeologists, researchers and experts in the field.

The first Conference will be given by Sergio Lisizin, chronicler of the wine route, entitled "Wine of the Californias", today at 11 AM in room 3 of the Museum of the Vine and the Wine.

On Saturday, October 27th at 11 AM, archaeologist John Joseph Temple Sánchez Gavito, researcher of the INAH-BC Center presents: "Archaeology of the Mission of our Lady of Guadalupe, BC".

November 3rd, at the same time, historian José Estrada Ramirez, a founding member of the Seminary History of Baja California, will present a conference "Los Valles Wine of San Vicente and Santo Tomás".

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