As Earth’s climate changes, life adjusts and adapts.
In the latest installment of UCTV Prime Cuts, from the UC Natural Reserve System, UC Berkeley Biology Professor David Ackerly explains how his work modeling climate change is helping us understand just how fast different species will have to move to endure it.
In the hands of teenagers or distracted drivers, cell phones can mean trouble. But when UCLA engineering professor Aydogan Ozcan gets a hold of one, he’s helping to save lives.
In developing countries, more than 3.4 million people die each year due to water-related diseases, while the U.S. and Europe routinely face E. coli and salmonella contamination in their food supplies. In response, Ozcan developed the first-of-its-kind microscopy tool that enables public health workers to test for harmful bacteria in the field using only a cell phone.
By now we’re all well aware that cigarettes are harmful to smokers and the people around them who regularly breathe in secondhand smoke. But what about after the smoke has cleared?
UC researchers at California’s Thirdhand Smoke Consortium are investigating the impact of thirdhand smoke, the toxic residue that cigarettes leave behind. Find out how and what they’re learning in the latest episode of UCTV Prime Cuts.