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Richard Schneider looks at how individual components of the face and skull achieve their proper size, shape, and functional integration during development and evolution. His goal is to devise novel therapies for regenerating tissues affected by birth defects, disease, and trauma. Schneider is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF. Recorded on 11/12/2015.

Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee of UC San Diego shares stories of her global health team's intervention efforts that have helped curb the spread of HIV and tuberculosis in Tijuana and other poor regions in the world. Recorded on 02/03/2016.

Humans are each home to trillions of microbes that have a widespread impact on our physiology and predisposition to disease. Peter Turnbaugh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF, explains. Recorded on 12/10/2015.

Integrative Medicine Cardiologist Mimi Guarneri, author of "The Heart Speaks," presents evidence for the value of eating well and exercising regularly in this talk to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego.

Renowned physician and best-selling author Deepak Chopra shares his research from his new book, "Super Genes," showing how simple lifestyle changes can optimize how genes behave, which can lead to positive impacts on immunity, aging and chronic disorders. Chopra is presented by the Institute for Public Health and the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego.

Researchers are using wearable cameras and location-tracking devices to observe how people behave in real life. They look at how daily behavior patterns relate to health. Some of the participants are not worried about the information captured by these wearable devices, some are. While there is an ethical framework to protect participants the challenge is how to share accumulated data with other scientists. How can we balance protecting participant privacy and advancing scientific methods, which require outsiders to repeat our analyses?

The treatment of bone fractures has changed a great deal from the days of plaster casts. See what tools are available to doctors now to help bones mend. Recorded on 05/17/2016.
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