Tag Archive: University of California

Jul 05 2015

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.  

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Jul 05 2015

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.  

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Jun 02 2015

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.  

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May 26 2015

Berkley BiomimeticMillisys: Coordinated Launching of H2Bird with VelociRoACH

Media for the ICRA 2015 publication: “Coordinated Launching of an Ornithopter with a Hexapedal Robot” BiomimeticMillisys developed a cooperative launching system for a 13.2 gram ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle (MAV), the H2Bird, by carrying it on the back of a 32 gram hexapedal millirobot, the VelociRoACH. They determined the necessary initial velocity and pitch angle for …

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May 26 2015

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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Jan 06 2015

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.  

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Dec 21 2014

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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Dec 06 2014

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.  

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Nov 18 2014

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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Nov 11 2014

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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Oct 30 2014

Karl Gerth: From an environmental perspective | Do We Want China To Be More Like Us?

Is China’s rush to adopt American lifestyles good for the global economy? Can its embrace of consumerism possibly be sustained? At what cost? UC San Diego Professor of History Karl Gerth explores these questions, drawing on his book, “As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers are Transforming Everything.” Gerth is presented by …

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Oct 21 2014

Saul Perlmutter: Data Computation and the Fate of the Universe

Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, describes the research that led to his 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics Series: “Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory”.  

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Oct 12 2014

Svante Pääbo: A Neanderthal Perspective on Human Origins

The Neanderthals are the closest extinct relatives of all present-day human and the Neanderthal genome sequence provides unique insights into modern humans origins. Svante Pääbo, a biologist and evolutionary anthropologist, describe the current understanding of the genetic contributions of Neanderthals to present-day humans and to extinct human groups. He also describes preliminary analyses of genomic …

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Oct 03 2014

University of California: Science at the Theater | Eight Big Ideas

Presenters include: Rebecca Abergel: A pill to treat people exposed to radioactive materials Sylvain Costes: Tracking and hacking personal DNA damage Andrew Westphal: Comet and interplanetary space dust Ronnen Levinson: Cool roofs through time and space Shashi Buluswar: Portable solar vaccine refrigerator Musahid Ahmed: Combustion science for cleaner fuels Katie Antypas: Energy-efficient supercomputing Ben Brown: …

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Aug 29 2014

Vic Castillo: Computer Simulation: Exploring Nature with a Computer

Computers are becoming an increasingly cheaper, more powerful tool that cannot be ignored by professionals. Computer simulation reproduces the behavior of natural and man-made systems to help us understand, predict, and communicate. Vic Castillo, a research engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, shows how computer simulation is used by LLNL scientists on the world’s …

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Aug 28 2014

Lawrence Fong: Harnessing the Immune System for Cancer Treatment

Dr. Lawrence Fong studies the interaction between the immune system and cancer which contributes to development of potential vaccine and immunotherapeutic strategies to treat cancer.  

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Aug 24 2014

CARTA: Violence in Human Evolution | Resources and War | Hunter-Gatherers and Human Nature

In the last few decades, new sources of evidence have continued to indicate that male violence has played an important role in shaping behavior in the human lineage. The frequency and nature of such violence varies widely among populations and over time raises questions about the factors responsible for the variation. This symposium takes a …

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Aug 11 2014

Robert Baron: How Do We Know What to Eat Drink (and Take)?

One third of premature deaths in the U.S. are attributable to poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Dr. Robert Baron, UCSF Professor of Medicine, explains the costs of poor nutrition and what you can do to improve your diet. The healthiest diet limit sugars, refined grains, and large amounts of saturated and trans fat. He advises …

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Aug 06 2014

Katie Ferraro: Dietary Fats | The Good the Bad the Ugly

UCSF nutritionist Katie Ferraro explains a healthy person on 2,000 calorie diet per day should strive for 65 grams total fat, less than 20 grams saturated fat, zero grams trans fat and under 200 milligrams of dietary cholesterol.  

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Jul 10 2014

University of California: Violence in Human Evolution | Neuroendocrineology; Intergroup Violence; Humanity and Savagery

In the last few decades, new sources of evidence have continued to indicate that male violence has played an important role in shaping behavior in the human lineage. The frequency and nature of such violence varies widely among populations and over time raises questions about the factors responsible for the variation. This symposium takes a …

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