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Hang-in and Have Smart Friends: The Road to HIV Resistance

With this week’s incredible news that doctors have cured an infant of HIV for the first time, optimism about the scientific community’s decades-long efforts to defeat HIV and AIDS has surged.

Roger Detels, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, has been on the front lines since 1981, when he started a study of AIDS in young homosexual men in Los Angeles. In 1983, he formed a collaborative study with centers at three other institutions: Pittsburgh, Northwestern and Johns Hopkins. This study, known as the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), is still going strong some 30 years later.

In his UCLA Faculty Research Lecture “Hang-in and Have Smart Friends: The Road to HIV Resistance,” Professor Detels shares the work of MACS and the process of studying — and preventing — HIV infections.

Check out more fascinating public talks from distinguished UCLA professors in a wide variety of fields at the UCLA Faculty Research Lecture series page.

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Onward California!

California is home to the world’s greatest public university and, chances are, the University of California has played a part in your day.

“Onward California,” a new series of video shorts on UCTV Prime, shows you how by taking you along for the ride to meet up with some of UC’s extraordinary people.

Watch the first three episodes now at UCTV Prime’s YouTube channel, or just watch right from here. And make sure to check out the Onward California website to discover even more ways that UC is making an impact on California and the lives of its residents.

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Clearing the Air of Third-Hand Smoke

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.

Clearing the Air of Thirdhand Smoke

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Heartache & Hope: America’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic

As Baby Boomers become senior citizens, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are on track to reach epidemic proportions, with a new diagnosis every 68 seconds and an annual cost of $1.2 trillion projected by 2050, not to mention the psychological toll on family members caring for their loved ones.

Premiering September 18, UCTV Prime’s original series “Heartache and Hope: America’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic,”  reveals what it’s like for patients and families living with this devastating disease and how UCLA researchers are leading the charge to slow its progress and, eventually, find a cure.

With 50% of primary caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients at risk of severe clinical depression, UCLA is working with local organizations and community leaders to establish caregiver support groups and connect caregivers to community resource centers. “Heartache and Hope” profiles several, including one established by Patti Davis, daughter of President Ronald Reagan, and another by television personality Leeza Gibbons, who lost her mother to the disease. Both women are featured in the series.

Researchers at UCLA and beyond are moving fast to understand Alzheimer’s disease and develop effective treatments. “Heartache and Hope” includes interviews with top UCLA researchers and their patients involved in the latest clinical trials, some of which demonstrate promising results.

You won’t want to miss this powerful, three-part series premiering September 18 on UCTV Prime’s YouTube channel and website, with new episodes every Tuesday through October 2. In the meantime, watch the trailer and spread the word!

 

 

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What Does the Future Hold for Our Digital Life?

In the UCTV Prime series “Our Digital Life,” we’ve covered how 3-D digital technology is changing the way look at our past and understand our present.

In the third and final episode, we get a glimpse at the future through the eyes of UC Merced scientists and students using 3-D imaging usually reserved for Hollywood blockbusters to break new ground in the study of nanomaterials and reinvent how technology is used the classroom and the lab to teach and train the researchers of the future.

Don’t miss “Our Digital Life (Ep. 3): The Future – Teaching and Life-Saving Tools” on UCTV Prime and catch up on what you missed, plus bonus content, at the “Our Digital Life” website.

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