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University of California: Engineering Immune Cells to Recognize and Kill Cancer

Immune cells are the body’s natural way of attacking infections and other invading pathogens. However, since cancer is not foreign (tumors are mutated versions of the body’s own cells), immune cells do not attack most cancer cells. Find out how scientists are using immune proteins to mobilize immune cells to fight cancer with Michael Fischbach, …

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University of California: World Order: Brexit, Populism and Kissinger with Niall Ferguson – Conversations with History

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institution who is the 2016 Underhill Lecturer at Berkeley. After discussing the importance of Anglo-American Studies and the wave of populism sweeping the West, including Brexit and the Trump phenomena, the conversation turns to an in depth look at Ferguson’s recent book, “Kissinger, 1923-1969, …

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University of California: Reimagining Food Waste | Panel Discussion

Food waste in the United States is at an all-time high. More than 40 percent of all edible food is tossed out each year and half of that is fresh but slightly imperfect produce. What to do? A panel of experts convened by Kitchens for Good and the Berry Good Food Foundation explores how to …

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University of California: Neandertal Denisovan Human Interbreeding

This symposium brings together researchers at the forefront of ancient DNA research and population genetics to discuss current developments and share insights about human migration and adaptation.  

University of California: CARTA: DNA–Neandertal and Denisovan Genomes; Neandertal Genes in Humans; Neandertal Interbreeding

This symposium brings together researchers at the forefront of ancient DNA research and population genetics to discuss current developments and share insights about human migration and adaptation.

UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences: Is Earth Overpopulated? by Prof. Rich Cardullo

UC Riverside Biologist Rich Cardullo discusses how increasing human population is impacting the planet. In this hour-long talk in front of a class of middle school students, Cardullo presents data for how human populations have grown at an alarming rate, and how solutions rely on a well-educated public. This is the first talk in the …

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UCLA: Kirsten Tillisch: Probiotics in GI Disease

Probiotics in GI Disease – What the Gastroenterologist Needs to Know Kirsten Tillisch, MD, UCLA  

University of California: Better Living Through Biosensors

Kevin Plaxco is a professor of chemistry at UCSB. He explains how the ideal molecular sensor will be sensitive, versatile, small enough to hold in your hand, and selective enough to work even when faced with complex samples. He shares how it has proven difficult to create such an item, but that they are working …

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University of California: The Dawn of the Clean Energy Era with David Hochschild

David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission, discusses clean and renewable energy.  

University of California: Healthy (Nutrient) Wealthy and Wise: Diet for Healthy Aging – Research on Aging

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasize eating more foods from plants, such as vegetables and beans, whole grains, and nuts. Learn more about health benefits of choosing a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables from Katherine Richman, MD, Medical Director of Thornton Radiology and Clinical Professor of Radiology at the UC San Diego School of …

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University of California: The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven For Hitler’s Men

) In his book “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven For Hitler’s Men,” Eric Lichtblau investigates a trove of newly discovered documents which bring to light an unknown era post WWII. He discusses how Nazis were protected by the U.S. government to become spies, intelligence assets, and leading scientists and engineers. …

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University of California: Groundbreaking Innovations at UCSD: Marine Drug Discovery with William Gerwick and Paul Jensen

  William Gerwick and Paul Jensen of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego present their research on marine biomedicine and marine drug discovery.    

University of California : The Use of Genetically Modified Organisms in Food

  Pamela C. Ronald and Angelika Hilbeck engage in a scientifically informed debate about the use of GMOs when discussing how best to feed the world’s growing population and global environmental challenges that are growing.    

University of California: Robert Baron | The Use of Diet and Nutritional Supplements to Maximize Wellness and Prevent Illness

Dr. Robert Baron explores why we should care about what we eat – from calories to fiber – and general principles of a healthy diet and lifestyle. He also looks at dietary supplements and they role they play in preventing illness. Image credit: USDA.  

UC Berkeley: BRETT the Robot learns to put things together on his own

UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence. In their experiments, the PR2 robot, nicknamed BRETT for Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks, …

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Coral Reef Ecosystems: Human Impacts Pristine Reefs and Conservation Strategies

Understanding how humans impact marine ecosystems is crucial to developing successful conservation strategies that protect the health of our ocean. Discover how Scripps marine ecologist Jennifer Smith and her team are conducting research relevant to solving human-induced problems in environments ranging from coral reefs to the waters off our shores.  

Lucila Ohno: Big Data | What It Means To You

Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado of UC San Diego shows how electronic health records from billions of doctor’s visits could help scientists learn what therapies work best for patients with specific profiles—if used in a way that preserves patient privacy. UC San Diego is at the forefront of the “learning health-care system” revolution, finding patterns in health-care …

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Jacqueline Kerr: Sit Stand Walk | Why Physical Activity Research Is Evolving

Exercise is good for you, no matter how old you are. Jacqueline Kerr, UCSD School of Medicine, discusses new findings on physical activity and how to apply novel research to your daily life.  

University of California: Science at the Theater | The Next Big Tech Idea

Researchers “pitch” their technologies, then audience members and a panel of judges will vote on which one most benefits society. The technology pitches are from five Berkeley Lab scientists. the contestants: Tracking and Hacking Personal DNA Damage – Sylvain Costes, Biophysicist; Making Better Batteries – Guoying Chen, Chemist; Dress Code for Martians – Alex Zettl, …

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Lawrence Goldstein: Stem Cells and the Future of Medicine | Research on Aging

Lawrence Goldstein, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD School of Medicine, as well as the Director of the UCSD Stem Cell Program, discusses the basic principles of stem cells. He examines the promise they offer and how they can be safely and effectively employed. …

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