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The skeleton is remarkably engineered to provide structural support, protect vital parts and facilitate movement. Discover bone biomechanics and how we can leverage the properties of bone to better engineer skeletal repair. Recorded on 02/23/2017.

Robert Hendren, DO. Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, UCSF.

The paradox of today's global food system is that food insecurity or obesity threaten the health and welfare of half the world's population. Underlying these problems is an overabundant and overly competitive food system in which companies are forced to expand market channels to meet corporate growth targets. The contradiction between the goals of public health and food corporations has led to a large and growing food movement in the United States, which seeks policy changes to promote healthier and more environmentally sound food choices. Marion Nestle considers the cultural, economic, and institutional factors that influence food policies and choices, and the balance between individual and societal responsibility for those choices. Recorded on 03/21/2017.

As an advocate for the California hospitals that provide the core of the state's healthcare safety net, Jackie Bender is on high alert over calls to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. She talks here with Jonathan Stein about how GOP plans in Congress would affect the millions of patients who now depend on the medical centers she represents as the Vice President of Policy for California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems. Bender and Stein are both alumni of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 03/28/2017.

Gary M. Rothenberg, DPM, CDE, CWS. Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine. Recorded on 04/08/2017.

Joseph L. Mills, Sr., MD. Professor and Chief Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine. Vincent L. Rowe, MD, FACS. Professor of Surgery Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Recorded on 04/08/2017.

A single tumor cell can contain thousands of genetic mutations, some of which provide critical information about the precise cancer type and provide clues about which therapy may be effective. Hear how genome-based analysis is improving diagnosis and treatment.
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