January 2014 News and Highlights

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Medical Detectives

Ever want to be a detective and solve mysteries, conundrums, and enigmas? This series teaches you how physicians at UCSF function as detectives, solving strange illnesses, rare diseases, new infections and unexpected poisonings using their knowledge, deductive reasoning, and data gathering. Climb inside the mind of a medical detective and see how it works – how they obtain clues, synthesize data to formulate a hypothesis, and select and interpret their tests based on these hypotheses.

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Grab Your Lab Coat!

Join a group of science teachers and middle and high school students on a field trip to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). This month, learn about the microbial production of biofuels and new efforts to build medical tools.

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Water, Climate & Society

Learn about the future of urban water, strategies for water management, the impact of water supplies on food supplies and much more in this Philomathia Symposium.

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Reflections on History…and witches!

Host Harry Kreisler discusses witches, psychiatrists, and evangelicals with Tanya Luhrmann. Next, he talks about art and history with historian Nell Irvin Painter.

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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

What Causes Autism?: The Role of Environmental Exposures

Haiti Today: Healthcare Progress and Challenges

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Exploring the Rock Bottom of the Food Web Beneath Antarctic Ice

Science of Climate Change – Water, Climate, and Society: Challenges and Strategies in a Rapidly Changing World

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Public Affairs

The Free Press vs. National Security: A False Choice? with Gary Pruitt

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New Online Videos and Podcasts

Genetic Mysteries: FOP – When Bodies Turn to Bone

The ‘Bio’ in Biofuels: New Energy from Ancient Life

Medical Radar: Next Generation Life Saving Medical Devices

more videos and podcasts >>

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