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UC and the BRAIN Initiative

Yesterday, President Barack Obama announced his plans to create a bold, $100 million public-private initiative to better understand the brain and the diseases that affect it. Appropriately called BRAIN (for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), the group brings together experts across private industry, academia and government agencies in the areas of neuroscience, neurotechnology and neuroscience.

You can bet a good portion of that research will take place within the University of California, where researchers are already deeply entrenched in unlocking the mysteries within the human brain. How do we know? Because many of these same researchers have shared their fascinating discoveries in autism, alzheimer’s, neurology, and mental health and psychiatry with UCTV viewers for years.

And it seems our viewers are always hungry for more. UCTV’s Human Brain iTunes feed consistently shows up in iTunesU’s Top 10 Collections and “What’s Hot” sections.

No doubt that President Obama’s endorsement will mean even more exciting discoveries — and UCTV programs — to come. In the meantime, subscribe to our Human Brain feed in iTunes and browse our archive of Neurology programs at our website. There’s plenty to keep your brain busy!

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When One Twin Has Autism

Researchers at the UC Davis Mind Institute show stunning progress with Matthew Williams, a two-year-old boy who, unlike his twin sister, was recognized as being at risk for autism.

Using the Early Start Denver Model, therapists now have Matthew responding to his name, interacting with his family and playing at the same level as his sister, Morgan.

While there are still many questions about autism, this intervention has the families of some participants asking, “could there eventually be a cure?”

Watch Matthew’s story in “When One Twin Has Autism,” now on UCTV Prime. Then check out our library of autism videos featuring leading researchers from the MIND Institute and beyond.

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Human Origins: Lessons from Autism Disorders

This month we present another fascinating series from the folks at UC San Diego’s Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA), who brought together the foremost researchers in the world to explore the newest understandings of the roots of autism spectrum disorders.

Watch “Human Origins: Lessons from Autism Spectrum Disorders,” this month on UCTV.

“Genetic Etiology, Surprising Findings in Autism, and The ‘Like-Me’ Theory for Connecting Self and Others.”

 

The Early Identification of Autism, Mirroring in the Neurotypical and Autistic Brain, and Mirror Neuron Dysfunction in Neurology

 

The Evolutionary Biology of Autism Risk, Systems Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and The Fetal Androgen Theory

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UCTV December Highlights

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Study Abroad Students Enroll in Adventure

From witnessing history at the Berlin Wall to saving lives in a remote West African community, the new UCTV Prime original series “Going Places” shares the life-changing stories of participants in the University of California’s pioneering education abroad program. As the program marks 50 years of educating and inspiring global citizens, this series explores how UC study abroad students are influencing the world – and how the world is changing them.

Going Places: UC Education Abroad

Sleep, Stress & Obesity: A Weighty Issue

The UCSF Center for Obesity, Assessment, Study and Treatment presents one of the first scientific conferences to focus on the interactions between sleep, stress and obesity – our nation’s greatest epidemic and public health challenge. Leading researchers from across the country examine the problem from a variety of interesting angles, including how sleep and stress impact our metabolism and brain function, why adequate sleep and stress reduction may be the 21st century pillars of health, and more.

Sleep, Stress & Obesity: A Weighty Issue

Big Dreams Bring Big Change

We continue our presentations from The Atlantic Meets the Pacific forum held at UC San Diego in October. This month you’ll be joined by The Atlantic’s James Fallows, “The Happiness Project” author Gretchen Rubin, video game designer Jane McGonigal, Calit 2’s Larry Smarr and more, all talking about improving the world –and our lives– through innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.

The Atlantic Meets the Pacific

Human Origins and Autism

This fascinating and important series from UC San Diego’s Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) explores the newest understandings of the roots of autism disorders from the foremost researchers in the world.

Human Origins: Lessons from Autism Spectrum Disorders


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All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

Prostate Cancer Screening 

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Science

Return From the Deep

Intelligence and the Brain: Recent Advances in Understanding How the Brain Works with Jeff Hawkins

Intelligence and Machines: Creating Intelligent Machines by Modeling the Brain with Jeff Hawkins

Where the Swell Begins

Restoring Sight to the Blind: Bridging the Medical Gap with Science

Space Junk: Traffic Cops in Space

On Intelligence with Jeff Hawkins – Conversations with History

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Public Affairs

A Conversation with Harold Koh – Legally Speaking

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Humanities

Revelle Forum: TC Boyle

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Arts & Music

The Art in Science, The Science in Art – La Jolla Playhouse

Daughter of the Regiment – San Diego OperaTalk with Nick Reveles

Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor – La Jolla Music Society SummerFest

Gabriel Kahane: Come On All You Ghosts – La Jolla Music Society: SummerFest 2012

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Education

Intellectual Odyssey with Leon Wieseltier – Conversations with History

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New Online Videos and Podcasts

Happiness and Ultimate Good with Peter Singer

Manufacturing Life: How Synthetic DNA Will Change Our World, with J. Craig Venter

Onward California: California’s Water Tower

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National Autism Awareness Month on UCTV

April is National Autism Awareness Month and UCTV is taking up the charge with an impressive video archive featuring experts from the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders), a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cure of neurodevelopmental disorders.

As any family affected by autism knows, staying on top of this fast-developing research area is vital. From early diagnosis to educational advancement, UCTV’s autism video archive is a valuable resource that’s freely available to parents, educators or anyone who wants to know more. Check it out today.

Here’s the latest program in the series, “Autism Research and Policy: A Family’s Journey,” with Laurie and Louis Vismara.

 

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