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Kimberley Bell addressees the the issue of falls in the aging population and evidence-based strategies to reduce fall risk. Bell, a licensed physical therapist, has devoted her career to teaching best practices to physical therapists for assessment and treatment of patients with dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and older adults with repeated unexplained falls.

After its first discovery in Africa in 1947, Zika seemed like a very localized infection. However, over the last couple of decades Zika has spread around the globe, and been found to cause serious developmental defects in fetuses. Zika can be transmitted by particular types of mosquitos, which are present in the San Diego region, and by sex. However, so far we haven't seen transmission of Zika in our region. A panel discusses what Zika is, why we are so concerned about Zika, what we are doing to prevent Zika in humans, and whether Zika is a likely threat to people in the San Diego region.

Celebrate UC San Diego's 56th year short presentations by three faculty. Kang Zhang looks at advances in ophthalmology, Christina Gremel talks about what it takes to break habits and Mark Hanna looks at pirates on the high seas and in the library.

The Sages & Scientists Symposium presents a panel of experts led by Poonacha Machaiah, co-founder of Jiyo, in a discussion on how technology can improve wellness. Machaiah appears as a HumaGram, demonstratiing a new technology for participating in live events from remote locations. Other guests include James Mault, MD of Qualcomm Life, Paddy Barrett of Scripps Translational Science Institute, Paul Duffy of ARHT Media, Moira Burke of Facebook, Simon Leung of NetDragon, Sridhar Solur of Comcast, Rick Stollmeyer of Mindbody , Upasana Kamineni Konidela of Apollo Life, entrepreneur Jeffery Martin and Deepak Chopra, MD, of the Chopra Center and UC San Diego School of Medicine. Recorded on 09/11/2016.

Charles Nunn (Duke Univ) identifies selective pressures in this talk that may play a role in favoring shorter sleep in humans, and considers the consequences of these evolutionary changes for understanding human sleep disorders, health across the lifespan, and health disparities. Recorded on 10/14/2016.

J. Craig Venter, founder, chair and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute and co-founder of two private genomics companies, recounts his breakthroughs in genome sequencing and shares new research on fighting cancer tumors with personalized vaccines. Venter is presented by the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute at UC San Diego.

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, discusses how unique exposures in the environment (such as mouse allergens at home or school) contribute to increased cases of asthma.
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