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  • Siddhartha Mukherjee – Overthrowing the Emperor of All Maladies

    Today, millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer. One in every three women and one out of every two men in America alone will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. “Statistically, cancer isn’t someone else’s problem, it’s all of our problem,” said Pulitzer-Prize winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee. In […]

  • Leo Szilard: The Man Behind the Bomb

    Whichever way you pronounce it, Leo Szilard was a phenomenon. Credited for the creation of the Manhattan Project and the idea of nuclear chain reaction that spawned the atomic bomb, Szilard lived both sides of the arms race, working first to prevent, then to hasten, and finally to outlaw nuclear weapons. Szilard could see the […]

  • Enjoy your favorite sport.. and stay healthy while you do it.

    For those of you who refuse to enjoy your favorite sports from the sidelines, this new series is for you. Designed for the weekend warrior and those who love them, Sports Medicine: Expert Treatments for Optimum Activity explores approaches, treatments, and how to avoid common injuries. Whether you are a casual walker or a competitive […]

  • Mexico: Twenty Years After NAFTA

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, an important milestone for the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian regional economic partnership. Before NAFTA was launched 20 years ago, critics worried that the United States would lose jobs and more to the south, to Mexico. That did not happen. In fact, employment […]

  • Malcom McDowell — An Actor’s perspective on “A Clockwork Orange”

    It’s been more than forty years since Stanley Kubrick released “A Clockwork Orange,” the dystopian satire that introduced many people to its star Malcolm McDowell. McDowell has a rather diverse resume – “Caligula,” “O Lucky Man,” two “Halloween” films and “Star Trek: Generations” along with appearances in television programs and recently commercials. But it is […]

  • Precision Medicine – Making the Personal Possible

    Keith Yamamoto, the Vice Chancellor of Research at UCSF says, “The promise of precision medicine is enormous. It’s a very aspirational, revolutionary change in the way that research and health care relate to patients and citizens.” In precision medicine, data of all types — molecular, clinical, population-based — would be continuously amassed from consenting patients […]

  • Turning Cancer into a Chronic, but Controllable, Disease

    Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of NantWorks, describes his vision for turning cancer into a chronic but controllable disease by using advanced rapid gene sequencing, supercomputing and other methods of analysis to transcend the genome to the proteome. This approach has the potential to redefine how cancer is diagnosed and to develop therapies precisely tailored to […]

  • Nutrition Labels: How Sweet It Is

    Lately, the subject of added sugar in our diets has been in the news. Most recently the FDA announced the first makeover of the nutrition label since it appeared twenty years ago. One of the big changes is the requirement to note how much added sugar is in a product. The new labeling now indicates […]

  • PrEParing for HIV: An Epidemic Interventions Initiative

    Researchers at the University of California are getting closer to preventing HIV/AIDS. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a prevention strategy that reduces the risk of getting infected with HIV by up to 99 percent. This four-year, multi-pronged series of demonstration projects targets young men who have sex with men in Los Angeles, Oakland and San […]